Interview Coaching

If your written application has done its job of showing your potential and created an interview opportunity, then preparation is vital.  You need to be confident that you will demonstrate your experience and skill-set in a positive and persuasive way, that reflects your best self.

So if you’re looking to understand the best way to prepare for an interview and gain some essential practice with comprehensive, honest and constructive feedback, then Interview Coaching is for you.

  • Receive practical advice and insight into how to prepare effectively and overcome any areas of concern
  • Gain tailored, impartial feedback and analysis of your practice answers and overall candidate performance by an experienced recruitment and guidance professional
  • Learn how to use the Situation, Task, Action, Result (STAR) model with confidence
  • Increase your confidence in how to best prepare and improve your interview performance with particular focus on the quality of content and structure of your answers.

 

We successfully coach for all types of interviews:

  • Panel interviews, face to face or online interviews, video and pre-recorded video, telephone interviews
  • Competency, strength, value based and blended interviews
  • Across all sectors and business functions, including the Civil Service Success Profile framework
  • Executives, Senior Directors, consultants and professionals across all job roles and levels
  • Entry level roles for students and graduates applying for competitive internships, placements, graduate and apprenticeship roles

 

I’m really proud of the high percentage of my clients, after even just one session, who progress in their next interview, receive improved feedback and secure job offers!

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I knew that I needed to move on from my current role but felt a bit daunted by the job ahead to find the role that I wanted. Sarah’s strengths and motivations assessment gave me confidence in my choice to find a new role and confirmed why I needed to do the work to get there. It also gave me new language about myself – my strengths and skills – to be more confident, to better articulate my strengths and about who I am to prospective employers.

When I finally landed an interview for the ideal job I went back to Sarah for my interview practice. Sarah put me on the right path with a range of sample questions and feedback on my practice questions. I put in a lot of practice after that and landed that new job!

I’m very grateful for Sarah’s caring and supportive approach. She is genuinely interested in you; probes to find out what makes you tick and provides great tools and honest advice on what you need to work on so that you can shine in that interview!

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“Just wanted to say a huge thank you – I had my interview, there was quite a bit of laughter/energy and I felt like I actually articulated myself well. The prep tips, practice and everything you’ve taught me has really, really helped.

Will keep you posted on whether or not I get through to the second stage but either way, you’ve given me confidence that I CAN do this and WILL get another job.”

Head of Brand Marketing
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Just letting you know I was successful. Thanks so much for your time and all your excellent advice – it was really helpful. Plus reviewing the video recording of our coaching really gave me confidence in my ability.”

Senior Quality Governance Lead (NHS)
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The session yesterday has given me a great spring board to move forward and get stuck into some new exciting and opportunities. I will keep in touch and organise another session in the new year to keep me on track. 

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I just wanted to say thank you for everything over the last few weeks, I’m waiting for the final feedback but the recruitment agent was so impressed with me and how I performed better than some leaders with years more experience than me. The first stage I got through was 8 candidates and they took me through to the final 4! I cannot thank you enough.

Legal Director
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Over just a few short calls, Sarah prepared me effectively for an interview. She improved my speaking style and advised me on refining my content. I appreciated Sarah’s expertise regarding the law firm interview process, and her friendly, encouraging manner. I was especially grateful for how accommodating Sarah was of my schedule, and for the wealth of helpful materials she prepared for me during our sessions. 

Law Training Contract
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“The interview session we had was hugely helpful. I used everything we talked about, both in how I prepared and in the interview itself. Going in to the meeting I felt much better prepared as a result, which increased my confidence, and I know I did a way better interview than I have done in previous ones.  I know there is more to come as I develop my approach based on our session. So a big thank you from me, you made a huge difference!”

IT Director
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I had the pleasure to work with Sarah to prepare for my interview. She surprised me with the approach and level of preparation she put into the questions prior to our meeting. The time during the sessions was very efficient and the feedback provided helped me enormously during the interviews. Sarah prepared me for interviews with different stakeholders, hiring manager, up to CEO. I got selected! 

What I loved also about coaching with Sarah is that I could remain truly myself during interviews, it is the language and examples I was providing that made me stand out. It was best time and money invested in my life and I am sure it will materialize long term as candidate but also interviewer. Thank you Sarah!

Global Head of Procurement
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Sarah coached me through the application and interview process for a non-academic position. Not only did she refresh my memory of good interview technique, she also taught me new ways of handling common interview questions, helping me to stand-out as a candidate. In fact, I found out after my interview that one specific piece of advice Sarah gave me – in relation to speaking openly about what motivates/excites me in interview – had really impressed the panel. I am so pleased to say that, with Sarah’s help, I was successful in securing the first job I interviewed for.  Thank you!

Doctoral Researcher
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“Sarah provided me with coaching and support to produce a presentation for an interview for the Facilities Manager job I really wanted. Her help with the presentation made it really punchy.

I hadn’t attended an interview in years and I was very nervous but Sarah instilled me with so much confidence and so many ideas during our 1 1/2 hour coaching session, I went to the interview fully prepared, knowing that I could sell myself and stand out against the other candidates. I got the job I desperately wanted, all down to the support provided by Sarah. I can’t thank her enough and if I need any help in the future, I know where to go.”

Facilities Manager
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Thanks for being so great last week, Sarah, and fitting me in at such short notice. I was very tempted to drop out of my upcoming interview beforehand – my 1st interview in nearly 13 years! But I persevered through extreme resistance and am finally ready for more interviews (and further learning)!

Thankyou for your support and encouragement which enabled me to be pumped up to continue the rest of the preparation.

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I was feeling stuck career-wise and struggling to identify what I needed to aim for next. I found the Strengths Profiling and Motivational Maps to gain understanding about the choices I’d made so far and help inform what a positive next step might look like. The session also helped me gain self-awareness about the value I have to offer to employers and how I might play to my strengths in future.

Sarah is wonderfully skilled at asking the right questions and as the session progressed the path I needed to take, into starting my own business, became obvious to me and also that some of the frustration I was feeling was due to putting off something I’d always wanted to do deep down. The session was a revelation to me and I’d recommend coaching with Sarah to anyone feeling at a crossroads in their career.

Engagement Officer
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I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and support over this past month – even when I came so close to giving up. It has meant so much, especially as if it hadn’t been for you working so hard with me, I wouldn’t have got the job!

Sutton Coldfield
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The meetings with Sarah were incredibly useful and informative in terms of conceptualising my career goals and interview style. I found the sessions invaluable and very thought-provoking. It’s a really great service!

Doctoral Researcher
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Sarah is a kind and supportive coach who did a great job working with me as I navigated finding a new job. She went over and above to support me and really helped me feel confident during the interview process. I would highly recommend working with her! Thanks again for all your support! You were a wonderful help. 

My Interview Coaching service includes:

  • A detailed review of your current interview preparation and strategy for any upcoming interview
  • Gain essential practice during a structured mock interview, tailored to the job role/organisation
  • Can include time to rehearse and gain feedback on a presentation (as part of your interview)
  • Receive a personalised industry-specific example Interview Questions based on the job description, to aid your preparation before the coaching appointment
  • Receive practical advice and insight into how to prepare effectively and overcome any areas of concern
  • Benefit from specific, impartial feedback and analysis of your practice answers and overall candidate performance
  • Try out alternative approaches with an opportunity to practice parts of the interview again
  • Identify a clear action plan to better manage your interview preparation.
  • Receive a download link of your recorded, online interview coaching sessions, and benefit from continual access and review of your feedback.
  • Receive a free 56-page downloadable e-book ‘Be Better Prepared for Interview Success’ to complement and support your preparation (RRP £7.99).

Just choose your preferred appointment timing – 1 hour (£195), 1.5 hours (£265) or 2 hours (£349).

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