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 Interview Preparation Coaching

Like a lot of things in life, preparation and practice are key to optimising your performance at interview. Interview Skills Coaching can support your preparation and provide you with a structured approach when practising your answers, particularly for Competency Based Interviews or when preparing for Interview Assessment Centres. Candidates are often nervous prior to interview and if not managed correctly this can result in the role going to another more prepared individual. First impressions count and confidence is key to building instant rapport with your interviewers. Are you ready to get into the right 'mindset' and optimise your performance at interview? During each coaching session constructive feedback is provided on areas or behaviors that may be holding you back from achieving success at interview. You will also receive Interview techniques for enhancing your performance, which can be implimented immediately following the session.
Perhaps you are a recent graduate applying for your first job, or more established in your career and now wish to interview at a senior level for promotion. You may be out of the job market some time or going through redundancy and require a renewed confidence in your interview ability, skills, strengths, experience to help you demonstrate these at interview. Interview Skills coaching for individuals and groups from various backgrounds for internal and external positions at all levels, across Public and Private sectors. Interview Coaching can include working on the following:

  • Assist you prepare, plan and "sell" yourself during the interview process. Often candidates talk about everything but what the employer wants to hear - we work on understanding what the employer wants and getting that across during the interview conversation.
  • Coaching on how to express "who you are" in a clear and concise manner (starting with the all important "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question).
  • Prepare for different types of interviews including Competency Based Interviews and learn to answer challenging questions using structured frameworks.
  • Reduce nerves to keep answers relevant, clear and concise.
  • Identify your current skills, strengths & talents and how they align with what what the organisation is seeking in a potential candidate.
  • Enhance communication skills & building rapport with your interviewers.
  • Identiy your career values and gain a better understanding on why highlighting particular 'values' at interview is important for aligning yourself to an organisation and demonstrating a 'best-fit'.
  • Discover what differentiates you from the competition.
  • Clarify any fears or weaknesses that may be holding you back from performing at your best in interview.
  • Includes Job Specification/Application review if applying for a specific role.
  • Includes Interview tips, which can be applied post sessions.

Interview Coaching Options - Packages are customised depending on the level of position you are applying for.
Depending on the level of interview you are preparing for will determine the service you book, either Option 1 or Option 2. More details below:


Coaching packages

Option 1: Graduate to Junior Management level Interview Preparaton

Suitable if you are preparing to interview for Graduate up to Junior Management positions - for Middle-Senior Managemet, Executive, Directors and Consultant level roles please see Option 2: Leadership & Executive level Interview preparation below.

  • Interview skills coaching to assist you prepare, plan and "sell" yourself during the interview process. Know how to express who you are - understand what the employer wants, prepare for different types of interviews including Competency Based Interviews and learn to answer challenging questions. Reduce nerves using specific techniques to keep answers relevant and concise. Communication skills & building rapport with your interviewers.
  • Includes Interview tips and Sample Interview Questions (if applying for a specific position the Interview Questions will be tailored to the role).
  • A review of the Job Specification in advance to focus line of questioning and tailor session further. (includes Job Specification analysis if applying for a specific role).
  • Interview Sessions are 90 minutes in duration.
  • Self-Marketing Packages including Career Coaching, CV Review and Interview Preparation available.

    E-mail:louise@louisenevin.com for more details on Interview sessions / packages and appointments.
 

Option 2: Leadership & Executive Coaching: Middle-Senior level Interview Preparation

Leadership & Executive Interview Preparation is suitable for individuals applying for Middle-Senior level roles such as Management, Executive, Heads of Department, Director, Specialist and Consultant level positions.

  • An advance review of Job Specification/Application if applying for a specific role to focus line of questioning to the Leadership role and level applied for (Job Spec/Application sent in advance of session).
  • Leadership & Executive Interview skills coaching to assist you prepare, plan and "sell" yourself during the interview process.
  • Prepare for Competency Based Interviews and potential Presentations/Assessment centres and learn to answer challenging questions. Reduce nerves using specific techniques to keep answers relevant and concise.
  • Includes Interview tips, Sample Leadership Questions and Coaching exercises to enhance preparation and performance at interview.
  • Leadership Interview Sessions are a minimum of 1.5 hours, generally 2 hours in duration. Leadership Self-Marketing Packages including 'Leadership Strategy Coaching, CV Review, LinkedIn and Interview Preparation' also available.

    E-mail:louise@louisenevin.com for more details on Leadership & Executive Interview sessions / packages and appointments.



Some Interview Coaching Success Stories:


“Louise was recommended to me by a friend who has used her services repeatedly as a HR manager.
I went to Louise to improve upon my interview technique, but what I found was as well as improving my interview skills I also gained tools that have helped me not only in planning out interview answers but other methods for setting goals for my future career and making sure I am achieving those goals going forward. Louise is an excellent coach and aims to get the best out of you in a friendly relaxed environment. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for Career Coaching."

Alan Walsh - Manager at Virgin Media

“Before meeting with Louise I was lacking confidence in my ability to perform in interview settings. Louise provided me with excellent guidance and insight on how to answer interview questions in a structred and effective manner. She also helped me to highlight my key qualities and how to communicate them in an interview situation. I would highly recommend Louise's Interview Preparation Sessions to my friends and colleagues. Louise is an excellent coach and a joy to work with, she is so enthusiastic and takes a real interest in her clients. I'm so delighted I got the job, Louise's advice and guidance really did help me and I was a lot more confident after our interview session, which showed at interview. Thanks for all the help."
Majella - Dublin (Post-Primary Teacher)

“Just want to let you know I got the job!. The interview was on Monday and went well. There was also a presentation, which I got really good feedback on. So just wanted to thank you for all the help, advice and tips. Couldn't have done it without you!"
Andrea - Clinical Engineering Technician(CET)

“Got it!!! I wanted to let you know that I got the job. I'm delighted. Thanks so much for all your help in getting the most out of me. You are extremely professional, well-preared and motivating and great to work with."
Colin - Head of Department- Educational Sector

 

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