Interview Skills Coaching in Perth

It's all in the confidence.


Do you need help in answering difficult interview questions? Do you find it a struggle in selling yourself to the employer and clearly articulating your skills, strengths and why you would make a valuable fit for their team? We can teach you techniques on how to promote yourself better and answer correctly the potential questions asked of you. 


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 Perth via face to face. Our sessions are with an experienced 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 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 before hand 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. 


"Try and be aware of your own body language and the non-verbal messages that you give. Avoid crossing your arms or looking away when they are talking to you"*

Source:, July 2016



"Incorporate examples when responding to questions and draw attention to how you have demonstrated some or all of the key requirements of the position."*

Source:, July 2016




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 too 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/weaknessess

          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




John Coppola | LinkedIn Profile | Interview Coaching Perth

John Coppola

Interview Skills Coach


John Coppola is an Engineering and IT professional with over 30 years 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 personally 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:

- Accounting

- Administration

- Finance

- Information Technology

- Mining and Resources

- CEO and General Management

- Community Services

- Public Service/Government

- Consulting

- Construction

- Engineering and Sciences

"Good afternoon, 

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."


Cathy, Administration



For individual one on one coaching, our fee is $220.00 (Incl. GST) delivered via Skype/Telephone call for an hour and half session with an experienced Interview Coach. 


If your preference is for the session to be conducted face to face, a travel fee will be incurred.


We service all areas in Western Australia. 



Step 1.

Call or email us 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.

Step 2.

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.

Step 3.

We can conduct the session at your place of residence or at a local cafe.

Step 4.

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. 


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: info(at) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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