Interview coaching service in Geelong

For Individuals | One-on-One Coaching

Interview Skills
Coaching 
Geelong

Going for a job interview can be an uncomfortable experience for many. However, help has arrived. Through one on one interview coaching, you can learn the skills and techniques to master your next interview with tact.

Professional Job Interview Coaching in Geelong

We unravel the interview process to make it easy to understand

Female job seeker in Geelong worried about their job interview

Have you recently been invited in for an interview? Are you feeling somewhat nervous and unsure of what will happen? If so, you're not alone. Many people in fact find the whole interview process discomforting.

We are the interview experts.

Woman in Melbourne feeling more confident about her job interview

Our interview coaches are ready to help you get ahead and make an impression with tailored, one-on-one coaching in Geelong, customised for your needs to help unravel the interview process, no matter what industry, level, or position you come from. 

 

Your Geelong coach will teach you how to respond better to standard, commonly-asked, behavioural and job-specific interview questions with confidence. 

Confidence is a feeling we have about ourselves. However, becoming a naturally confident person will not happen overnight, and yes, nerves are unavoidable and set in when the time comes.

The best way to try and ease these nerves and show confidence is to practice first beforehand by doing a couple of mock interviews, focusing on your strengths, what you have to offer, why you want the job, and areas where you feel you add value and can contribute in the role.

Take charge of your next job interview by being well prepared from interview coaching.

We coach everyone from spray painters to project managers

ACCOUNTING | ADMINISTRATION | MEDIA | FINANCIAL | MARKETING

 CALL CENTRE | CUSTOMER SERVICE | CEO | GENERAL MANAGEMENT 

GOVERNMENT | PUBLIC SERVICE | TRADES | CONSTRUCTION | EDUCATION

COMMUNITY SERVICES | ENGINEERING | IT | SALES | RETAIL MANUFACTURING | MINING | RESOURCES | ENERGY

Book an hour or hour and a half online coaching session 

Tailored for you

Being based in Victoria, our team are ready and available to assist you. Contact us today to book an hour or hour and a half coaching session with a patient and competent Australian interview expert on a day and time that suits you.

 

Your coach will patiently assist you to perfect your interview technique and will teach you how to better respond to different types of questions, including those that are more complex and difficult to answer. Whether you're applying for an APS level job or have a behavioural based interview to attend, our coaches will help you put your best foot forward.

The coaching session will be custom-tailored and personalised to your needs and the role or industry.

Person recieving interview coaching in Melbourne

"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 people are saying

"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!"

Conquer the interview with tailored interview coaching

What you'll learn

Mock interview preparation during each session

Advice on answering commonly-asked questions

Some of the commonly-asked questions we can go through include:

  • 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.

Guidance on answering behavioural questions

A sample of the behavioural questions we can cover include:

 

  • Tell me about a time when you had to deliver results in the face of significant challenges.

  • Tell me about a time when you demonstrated initiative.

  • Tell me about a time when you had to demonstrate adaptability.

  • What has been the most stressful situation you have ever found yourself in at work? How did you handle it?

  • When have you had to deal with an irate customer? What did you do? How did the situation end up?

  • Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed. How did you handle it?

  • Tell me about a project you initiated. What did you do? Why? What was the outcome? Were you happy with the result?

  • Discuss a time when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it?

  • Describe a situation that required you to do a number of things at the same time. How did you handle it? What was the result?

  • Describe a situation where others you were working with on a project disagreed with your ideas. What did you do?

  • Tell me about a particular work-related setback you have faced. How did you deal with it?

Techniques on answering role-specific questions

Building interview capability

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.

Meet your interview coach

Geelong Interview and Career Coach

Matthew Coppola

Interview Coach

Matthew Coppola is a certified Esher House Job Coach, employment specialist, and careers expert with over a decade of experience in employment services and recruitment.

His media appearances include being interviewed by 612 ABC Radio Drive, The West Australian, and the Adelaide Advertiser.

 

Matthew has many years of experience working with clients from all sorts of professions, from IT to finance, education to health care, 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 by helping them sell and market themselves in an interview.

Matthew has considerable expertise in teaching people how to respond to commonly-asked interview questions and behavioural questions using the STAR method.

He can 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

 

John Coppola | Geelong Interview Coach

John Coppola

Interview Coach

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:

- Accounting

- Administration

- Finance

- Information Technology

- Mining and Resources

- CEO and General Management

- Community Services

- Public Service/Government

- Consulting

- Construction

- Engineering and Sciences

Ready to get started?

Step 1.

Call or email us to let us know about yourself and to advise us of a time/day that is convenient for you. 

Person receiving interview coaching in Geelong

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 send us details of the role.

Learning commonly asked interview questions in Geelong

Step 3.

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. 

Teaching behavioural based interview questions in Geelong
Geelong interview skills coaching for all professions and industries

We're ready when you are.

$230.00* 1 Hour 

$300.00* 1.5 Hour

Contact us today to book an interview coaching session one-on-one with an experienced coach. The session can be delivered in person* or via Zoom.

*Sessions conducted face-to-face will incur a travel fee. Enquire below.