Interview Skills Coaching
Nobody likes going for job interviews. We understand that. It's frightening. However, help has arrived. Through one-on-one interview coaching, we'll help you better handle your next job interview with more confidence and composure.
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING DELIVERED REMOTELY
You can interview like a rock star.
We'll show you how.
Do you have a job interview coming up or are you in the process of applying for jobs? Are you feeling nervous and unsure of yourself in the way you will perform and assert yourself when in front of an interviewer or a panel of interviewers?
We provide a one on one interview coaching and training service in Tasmania via Skype. Whether you're based in Hobart, Devonport, Launceston, Burnie, Queenstown or anywhere else in Tasmania, we have you covered.
Our sessions are with an experienced and qualified Employment Specialist and are designed to help you gain the confidence needed to perform well at job interviews and be able to handle difficult questions.
We will also assist you with the skills to be able to present yourself in a professional and confident manner.
Our support and guidance will be tailored and specific to your needs and the kind of role or industry that you are being interviewed for.
Our individual coaching sessions generally go for 1 hour, however, we can extend this depending on your requirements.
We also ask beforehand for a copy of your CV as well as details on the position you are going for or the range of roles you are applying for.
"The interview is your chance to really draw attention to your skills, experience, strengths and how you can successfully perform the position"*
Source: matthewcoppola.com, July 2016
"Try and do as much research about the company, as you can, learn about their industry and even better, find out about the latest developments"*
Source: matthewcoppola.com, July 2016
Hey Matthew, I went for my second interview in February, using all the interview techniques that you've suggested and got the position! Thank you again for helping me on such short notice and giving me pointers. I'll definitely recommend you to others who needs a mock interview and will definitely see you again if I need one next time.
What you'll learn.
Every session that we conduct, either individually or in group sessions,
has a set structure attached to it, however, this can be changed and
tailored to your needs.
Generally speaking, we cover the following skills:
How to effectively make use of questioning techniques
How to start and end an interview
How to compose yourself when asked difficult questions
Ways you can build rapport with the interviewee/s
How to using probing techniques
How to read and understand the interviewee/s body language
How to communicate well and present yourself professionally
How to manage your own body language.
Typical questions you might be asked and correct answers
Mock interview session and feedback provided
Typical industry specific questions and scenarios
How to deal with group interviews and set yourself a part
Tailored for you.
Being able to think on your feet and answer a question without any hesitation and with confidence and assertiveness.
Your goal is to make it visible to the employer that you are someone who will not only be good to work with, but is interested in their business, their vision, goals and has skills and experience that match exactly what the employer is looking for.
Above all, you want the employer to recognise the value and return on investment to be realised if they hire you.
Typical interview questions we will help you master include:
Describing your strengths/weaknesses.
Explaining why you want to work for their company.
Describing your employment history in a nutshell.
Explaining why an employer should hire you.
Discussing and negotiating salary.
Explaining gaps in employment.
What to say when you don't know something.
When they ask why you are leaving your last job.
Who will coach you.
Invited as a guest speaker on 30th May 2016 Drive Program.
Matthew Coppola is a highly experienced and knowledgeable career development and employment professional.
With his background in recruitment, training employment services and disability employment, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working with clients from all sorts of professions, from IT to finance, education to health care, as well as construction, warehousing, finance, engineering, sales, marketing and government.
He has helped hundreds of job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression.
He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview.
Matthew has considerable expertise in teaching people how to respond to commonly-asked interview questions as well as behavioural questions using the STAR method.
Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment-related topics and posts these to his personal website blog matthewcoppola.com.
"Hey Matt, thank you so much for helping me the past two days. I really appreciate it. I've learnt so much over the past two days and I can't thank you enough. I'll let you know how I go tomorrow. Thanks again."
Daniel, Australian Public Service
"I had two interviews lined up before I met Matt. I was slightly nervous prior to these.
I met Matt and we went through a sample interview together. He gave me some really good feedback and tips to take into the interviews. I ended up getting offers from both companies!! Definitely worth the time. Thank you!"
"Before being called in for any more interviews, I knew I had to revamp both my CV and cover letter. I am so grateful to have carefully done the research for these types of services offered in Melbourne as not only did Matthew edited both documents however he even did research on what my ideal prospective employer is looking for and added and edited accordingly.
What an effort that would've been however still did this as part of the service he offered.
I then decided to purchase an interview training session with him where he determined what areas I am weak in and from there he taught me how to structure a professional yet honest answer. Besides answers, he goes through body language tips and how to carefully express certain emotions during the interview.
Shortly after I got called in for a job interview and got the job the very next day! Matthew, I will 100% recommend you to all of my friends and family - thanks again!"
John Coppola is an Engineering and IT professional with over 30 years of experience.
John has had an extensive career in the IT industry in which he has held a variety of technical and leadership roles for a number of major IT companies in Perth, where he has led large multi-disciplinary teams. Staff that he has mentored, guided and supervised range from project managers right through to software engineers.
John has worked in software and hardware development. He has managed multi-million dollar bespoke projects for both government and private organisations and has worked extensively in the mining industry.
He has held many senior roles and recruited many staff
during his career. He has also managed and mentored many teams and colleagues and is therefore well qualified to provide coaching advice for interview skills.
He understands how an interviewee needs to clearly express themselves to the interviewer in answering both technical and behavioural questions as well as in actually selling themselves for the position.
With his considerable experience in holding senior leadership and management positions, John is able to work with clients across a range of fields including:
- Information Technology
- Mining and Resources
- CEO and General Management
- Community Services
- Public Service/Government
- Engineering and Sciences
I would just like to provide you with some feedback on the interview coaching session I had with John.
I thought it was practical and useful, particularly for someone like me who is quite introverted and struggles in an interview setting.
I received lots of good tips, things that I had not considered before. And I am sure that having this session helped me in the interview I had the following week, as I have been offered the job!
Thank you so much for all your help and to John for sharing his knowledge with me."
Call or email us to let us know about yourself and to advise us of a time/day that is convenient for you.
Send us your current CV along with links to jobs that you are interested in applying for, or if you have an interview coming up, please send us details of the role.
During the session, we will do one to two mock interviews or as many as time permits. Throughout the session, you will be provided with feedback and critique on how you are performing during the mock interview/s.