Interview-skills coaching usually emphasises the importance of preparing answers to the questions you’re likely to be asked. I will certainly do that too, but it’s essential to balance this with wider thinking and other forms of preparation; otherwise, the risk is you’ll sound insincere. The best answer may not even be the ‘right’ answer, the best answer is the one that demonstrates clearly to the interviewer that this company needs you.
A successful interview is one where interviewer and candidate find out what they need to about each other in order for both to make the right decision. On your side, this means presenting the aspects of the authentic you that show you’re a good fit with the organisation. It’s all genuine, just clearly packaged, labelled and delivered so as to give the interviewer the information they need without them having to make any effort.
Hiding your light under a bushel is wasting your time and the interviewer’s: you’ve got to make it clear why you’re an excellent candidate. On the other hand, letting somebody know how fantastic you are, without sounding boastful, arrogant or annoying, can be a bit of an art. I can help you find the right tone and set yourself apart from the competition in a positive and productive way.
Job interviews were increasingly being held online – or even automated – before the coronavirus struck. This trend is set to continue and all we can do is make the best of it.
Having an already challenging conversation over the internet – or even with a bot – is potentially stressful. The good news is, as with face-to-face interviews, if you prepare in the right way, you’ll be able to handle an online job interview with aplomb.
One-to-one interview coaching is tailored to suit you and your individual needs. It’s also completely confidential and a safe space to experiment and try out your new skills.
A session lasts an hour and a half. In that time I can give you the tools you need to prepare for an interview in a way that makes it as easy as possible on the day to make the impression you want to and give the interviewer what they need to make you an offer.
If you’re looking for coaching ahead of an online job interview, it makes sense for us to work together online. Otherwise, let’s meet in person, if we can.
Coaching in person – £225 for a 90-minute session, plus travel outside Manchester and any room-hire
Coaching via Zoom – £195 for a session up to two hours
Because virtual coaching can take a bit longer, I’m happy to offer you some extra time, to make sure you get the full benefit.
It’s very easy! We just need to find a time and a place to meet. In fact, if we’re working via Zoom, we don’t even need a place.
Contact me and we’ll make a plan to suit you.