Do you want to impress in your next job interview?
You know exactly which role you want to go for and don’t want your interview skills to let you down.
Have you been invited to interviews but not been offered a job at the end of them? Or, are you’re feeling nervous about having to go for an interview and want to make sure you’re as confident and prepared as you can be?
Either way, you know you can do the job. But you need to learn how to stay calm and demonstrate the fact that you are the perfect person for the role.
I understand how you feel
I remember my hands shaking so much in my first interview for an HR role that I spilt the glass of water I was holding. I know what it’s like to be sitting across a table from someone who has the power to give you the job of your dreams and worrying that they will pick someone else for the role.
I know how to help
Before becoming a Career Coach I spent years training the managers of the companies I worked for in interviewing techniques. I helped them decide which skills were the most important for the roles they were trying to fill and wrote the interview questions for them. I have personally interviewed 100s of people for a wide range of roles and advised on who each job should be offered to. I make sure that I stay on top of the latest recruitment trends, so that I know what employers are looking for in interviews.
It’s extremely rewarding to use my knowledge and coach training to help my clients stand out in their interviews and take the next step in their careers.
Let me help you
Interview coaching will increase your confidence about attending interviews. Working together, I’ll help you to recognise your strengths and achievements and teach you how to let these shine through in interviews. You will finish the coaching knowing how to answer questions in the best possible way and hugely increase your chances of being offered the job.
The coaching sessions can either take place in person (at my office in Banstead, Surrey), or online via Skype or Zoom.
How it Works
Book in for an initial 30 minute call
Book in for a free 30 minute call using the ‘get in touch’ button below.
I call you on the date and time you have booked
This initial call gives you the opportunity to explain what is worrying you about interviews. The interview coaching is completely tailored to suit your needs. We can focus on areas that you are particularly worried about, or we can prepare together for a specific interview that you know you have coming up.
Book in for your coaching sessions
The coaching can take place over one session of 2 hours, or over two separate, one hour sessions (it is completely up to you). You can have the coaching at my office in Banstead (Surrey), or online, using Skype or Zoom.
You have the interview coaching
You have the interview coaching and I film you (if you would like me to) while you are giving your answers. We practise certain questions until you feel happy and confident with your answers.
I email you video clips of your interview practise
I will email you the video clips of you giving your ‘model’ answers to the questions, so that you have them to watch and refer back to before going to your next interview.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can choose to have 2 x 1 hour sessions on two different days, or you can have a single two hour session on one day if you would prefer this. Most people choose to have the 2 x 1 hour sessions because it gives them the opportunity to practise on your own in between them.
Yes, you are very welcome to make notes if you would like to. Some people also choose to record the session using the voice memos app on their phone.
You don’t have to be recorded if you would prefer not to; just let me know. The idea of being filmed is so that you have a video recording of your ‘perfect’ answer. As there is sometimes a delay between the interview coaching and having your interview, it can be useful to watch the video before the interview to refresh your memory and boost your confidence.
Yes, we can practise whatever questions you are most worried about answering. I can either suggest popular interview questions to you when we have our initial 30 minute call, or you can give me the questions you would like me to practise with you.
In my previous career I was responsible for training hiring managers in how to interview candidates for jobs. I also interviewed hundreds of people myself. This means I’m very familiar with different interview techniques and questions. I keep myself up to date with the latest interviewing trends.
No, it isn’t necessary to have an interview lined up to use the service. You are welcome to book in for interview coaching whenever best suits you.
It’s a good idea to wear the clothes you are planning on wearing to ‘real’ interviews, as it helps the interview feel more authentic. I can also give you advice on what to wear if you would like me to. If you’re really worried about what to wear and would like someone to help you choose an outfit, I know several personal stylists and would be happy to put you in touch with them
If you have been invited to attend an interview already, please do email or bring along any information the company has given you about the interview, including the job advertisement or job description. If there are certain questions you would to practise, please email them to me, or bring them with you to the coaching session. You might also want to bring a notebook and pen if you would like to make notes.
Emily Shelly, Apprenticeship Programme Manager
Fay helped me prepare for an interview for a more senior role and a move into an area of HR that I hadn’t worked in before. She was friendly, helpful and ensured I was fully up to date with recent changes in legislation that would directly impact the role I was interviewing for. Having this knowledge helped me feel confident when interviewing and proved to be a key factor in getting the job.
Stephanie Sulaman, Project Manager
Fay’s HR knowledge was invaluable when I needed to prepare for an interview. She realised that the questions I was going to be asked were likely to be connected to the competencies described in the job description for the role. We practised answers I could give to a range of possible questions. This meant that when I was in the interview I felt calm and well prepared and following the interview, I was offered the job. I’d recommend her to anyone who needs help with their career.
Helen Kirby, Teacher
Having not had an interview for 13 years I was worried about my skills. I contacted Fay for some interview coaching. She helped me to fine tune and refine my skills, we focussed on my body language, tone of voice and making my answers clear and suitably detailed. Fay was friendly and positive and encouraged and supported me. I now feel confident that I can approach an interview successfully.