NEW SOUTH WALES
Learn the skills to respond with more confidence and tact.
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING DELIVERED VIA SKYPE OR FACETIME
Keep calm and get interview coached.
That dreaded interview. Yes, a mixed feeling of excitement and fear resound in the hearts of many as they prepare to be interviewed. Have you ever felt this way before? It can be frustrating not knowing what is going to be asked, what the employer thinks about your responses and whether or not you will get the job.
That's where we come in.
It doesn't matter what role you are being interviewed for, your interview coach will take the time to personalise the coaching session for you. We have considerable experience in coaching for a wide range of positions and industries. Through a mock interview session, you can learn practical techniques on how to promote yourself better and answer correctly questions that may be asked of you. Understand about what you have to offer and how that fits in with the role.
Your coach will talk you through how to respond to typical standard questions as well as behavioural based questions and those questions based on the selection criteria.
Learn to clearly articulate your skills, strengths and why you would make a valuable fit for their team.
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each session runs for 1.5hrs.
It will be personalised for your needs,
building upon your strengths and
helping to improve on where you
may fall short.
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?
You will receive coaching from an experienced and qualified employment specialist who will help guide you in responding to both standard and behavioural type questions such as:
- Tell me a little about yourself.
- What made you apply for the role?
- Why should we hire you?
- What are your strengths?
- Do you have any questions for us?
- What can you bring to our organisation?
- What are your biggest weaknesses?
- Out of all the other candidates, why should we hire you?
- What do you consider to be your biggest professional achievement?
- Why do you want this job?
- Tell me about the toughest decision you had to make recently?
- What kind of accomplishments are you most proud of?
- Tell me about a time you disagreed with a decision. What did you do?
- Tell me how you think other people would describe you.
- What do you plan to do if...?
- Tell me about a time when you handled a challenging situation.
- Tell me when you made a mistake and how you handled it.
Please note that we will need a copy of your CV, details on the position and any concerns that you may have that you would like addressed in the session.
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 interviewer.
How to using probing techniques.
How to read and understand their body language.
How to present yourself professionally.
How to manage your own body language.
How to deal with group interviews and set yourself apart.
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.
We'll equip you with the skills to be better able to think on your feet and answer a question without too much hesitation and with confidence and assertiveness.
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
Interview Skills Coach
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. The 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 members 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.
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.
"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!"
$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 or FaceTime.