Interview Skills Coaching in Melbourne
It's all in the confidence.
Do you need help in answering difficult interview questions? Do you find it a struggle in being able to sell yourself to a prospective employer and clearly articulate your skills, strengths and why you would be a valuable fit for their team? We can teach you techniques on how to promote yourself better and answer correctly a variety of potential questions that may be asked of you.
"The interview is your opportunity to really highlight your skills, experience, strengths and how you can successfully perform the role"
Source: matthewcoppola.com, July 2016
"Do your research about the company, understand the role and visualise yourself performing the duties of the position, thinking back to your own experience and what you have to offer"
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 as to how well 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 here in Melbourne. Our sessions are with an experienced and qualified Interview Coach 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 give you 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 of the position you are going to be interviewed 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 use 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 apart
Being able to think on your feet and answer a question without any hesitation and with confidence and assertiveness can certainly be challenging. Our goal is to help you come across to the employer as someone who will not only be good to work with, but is interested in their business, their vision, goals and has the right level of skills and experience that match exactly what the employer is looking for.
Typical interview questions we will help you handle 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 over everyone else
Discussing and negotiating salary
Explaining gaps in employment
What to say when you don't know something they ask.
What to say when they ask why you are leaving your last job
YOUR INTERVIEW COACH
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 more than 6 years experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting job seekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment.
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
He has developed extensive skills and experience in writing professionally tailored CV's and covering letters that capture the employer's attention and heighten the jobseeker's character and representation. Along with this, he is highly proficient in addressing key selection criteria and writing captivating and powerful responses.
With his considerable experience, Matthew is able to work with clients across a range of fields including:
- Accounting and Administration
- Finance / Real Estate
- Information Technology / Mining and Resources
- CEO and General Management
- Community Services / Public Service / Government
- Construction / Engineering and Sciences
- Marketing / Sales / Business Development
Invited as a guest speaker on 30th May 2016 Drive Program.
For individual one on one coaching, our fee is $220.00 (Incl. GST) plus travel costs for an hour and a half session with an experienced and qualified Interview Coach.
We service all areas in Victoria, including CBD and inner suburbs, Eastern and South Eastern suburbs, Western and Northern suburbs.
If you are interested in a group setting or an all day workshop, please register your interest, however this depends on the number of bookings.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"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. Kind regards, Sarah,"
"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!"
"I really appreciate the inspiration I took away from your coaching. I am very confident. I am skillful but didn't know what answers employers like to hear. After your coaching, I prepared the often asked questions and the questions specifically about myself. Also from a friend's useful advice I recited the answers hundreds of times that I can answer their questions maybe asked in a slightly different way with part of my prepared answers or an imprompto combination of them. That really gave me a lot of confidence during the two-hour interview. The feedback I got from my new employer is I showed them I love my career with great passion. I regret a bit I didn't meet you end of last year before I missed a great opportunity. If possible I would never hesitate to recommend your service to anyone who is struggling with interview."
"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. Thanks again! Kind regards, Sarah"
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 to let us know about yourself, your career goals and what specific assistance you would like. This will also be a chance for you to speak with your interview coach first. We will also provide you with a quote and work out 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 let us know about the company and the job you are being interviewed for.
We can conduct the session at your place of residence or a local meeting room.
During the session, we will do one to two mock interviews or as many as time permits. You will be provided with feedback and critique on how you are performing during the mock interviews. 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.
MAKING A BOOKING
Get in contact with us today.
Please feel free to submit a contact request via the contact link above and we will aim to get back to you within the hour.
Otherwise, for immediate and personal attention, please feel free to call Matthew or Alana on 0415 559 233 during business hours*.
*If you are unable to get in contact with us immediately, please feel free to submit your details using the 'contact us' form and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible. Alternatively you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.