Learn the skills to confidently handle your next interview.
"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
Do you have a job interview coming up or are 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. 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 and 30 minutes, 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.
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
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Employment Specialist and Interview Skills Coach
Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, 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 regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog matthewcoppola.com
Invited as a guest speaker on 30th May 2016 Drive Program.
"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."
"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!"
"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 in 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.
"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 edit 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!"
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. Your coach will also teach you how to answer difficult questions, body language skills along with how to sell yourself to the employer in a succinct manner.
$230.00 per session*.
$230.00 (incl. GST) for an hour and a half interview coaching session one-on-one with an experienced coach. The session can be delivered via Skype/Zoom or FaceTime.