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 Interview Preparation Coaching - Don't leave it to the last minute!

Like a lot of things in life, preparation and practice are key to optimising your performance at interview. Perhaps you are well established in your career and want to interview for promotion at a mid-senior level or a recent graduate applying for your first job. You may be out of the job market some time or going through a redundancy process and require a renewed confidence in your ability, skills, strengths and experience to help you demonstrate these at interview.
Interview Skills Coaching can support your preparation and provide you with a structured approach when practising your answers, particularly for Competency Based or Behavioural 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.

'Self-Marketing' Coaching including Job Seeking, CV/Job Application Review, Networking, Building Your Personal Brand and Structured- Competency Based Interview techniques, Interview Presentation Preparation will support you in achieving positive results at both Public and Private sector interviews.
Interview Preparation Coaching is a highly personalised process and an investment in yourself particularly when seeking career transition, promotion or preparing for outplacement/navigating a redundancy process.

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.
Most clients benefit from at least one 'Interview Preparation' session, however if you have not interviewed in some time or if there will also be a presentation as part of the process, then realistically more than one session may be required. The approach and choice of Interview Coaching package depends on each client’s professional & personal situation and the stage they are at in the interview preparation process. When preparing for a specific interview, most benefit from an 'Interview Preparation Package' (2x1.5hr sessions) to practice the techniques well in advance and for those with last minute interviews the in-depth 2 hour Interview Preparation session covers the main areas to enhance your performance on the day.
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 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: Interview Preparation for Mid-Senior level positions

Leadership and Executive Interview Preparation suitable for those experienced at or interviewing for more mid-senior level roles e.g. managing projects/people/higher levels of responsibility such as Managers, Directors, Executives, Specialists, Consultants, similar Public Sector Grades.

  • A review of the Job Specification/Application in advance if applying for a specific role to focus line of questioning to the Leadership role and level applied for (Job Spec/Application is e-mailed 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 or 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 tailored to the industry/role 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.The Interview Preparation Package (2x1.5hr sessions) is most beneficial if you have not interviewed in some time or not getting the desired results.
  • Leadership Self-Marketing Packages including 'Leadership Strategy Coaching', 'CV Review',' LinkedIn' and' Interview Preparation' are also available. Contact for more details:
    E-mail:louise@louisenevin.com for more details on Leadership & Executive Interview sessions / packages and appointments.
  • Bookings by appointment either in person at Dublin 4 (just off Baggot Street) or via Skype.
    Online Bookings Available for Skype Sessions
    PLEASE NOTE: if you wish to meet in person at Dublin 4 please get in touch at louise@louisenevin.com for availability. Online bookings are valid for Skype Sessions Only.

 

Option 2: Interview Preparation for Graduate/Entry Level

Suitable if you are preparing to interview at a Graduate/Entry level/Junior positions (i.e. first job up to 1-5 years experience) For those experienced at or interviewing for more mid-senior levels see Option 1: Leadership & Executive level Interview preparation.

  • 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).
  • The Interview Preparation Pacakge (2 sessions) is most beneficial for first time interviewees or if you are not achieving results from initial screening interviews.
  • Self-Marketing Packages including 'Career Coaching', 'CV Review' and 'Interview Preparatio'n available. Contact for more details:
    E-mail:louise@louisenevin.com for more details on Interview sessions / packages and appointments.
 

Some Interview Coaching Success Stories - Louise has helped individuals preparing for interview in various sectors including Banking - Accounting - Marketing - Sales - Government Bodies - Education - Health Board - Local Authorities - An Garda Síochána - Technology sectors.

“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


"Just a short note to let you know that I have been offered the role of CIO. I'd like to thank you for your advice and support to help me to achieve this outcome. Best wishes for the future."
Gerry, Senior Manager, IT Sector

"I have great news to share with you. I got the results of my interview today and I placed 3rd on the panel. I am absolutely delighted. Thank you for the excellent coaching. I know that your help made a big difference to my performance."
Gilian, Manager, Public Sector

"Working with Louise while preparing for an interview for a leadership position was beneficial both in terms of boosting my confidence and helping me feel prepared, and also in providing some much-needed direction in how to approach the interview strategically. After two sessions focusing on interview preparation I went into the interview armed with knowledge of my strengths and how to ameliorate for perceived weaknesses, feeling that I had done everything within my power to achieve my goal. I got the job and highly recommend Louise as a coach for anyone who needs a steer from a friendly, experienced and expert coach."
Head of Library Service - Higher Education

“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)

“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 - Post-Primary Teacher

“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-prepared and motivating and great to work with."
Colin - Head of Department- Educational Sector

 

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