Interview training that gets jobs

Preparation, positivity and proof

I’ve conducted thousands of job interviews and led university and TAFE selection interviews. They’re nerve wracking because they’re so artificial. You have to talk about yourself! Around 65-70 per cent of my clients get through to the interview stage. But then what? You’ve passed the first hurdle but here’s the good news. You’ve made it through to the final five or ten applicants. Well done!

Research and preparation

You’ll be nervous about a job interview because you don’t know what questions they’ll ask. Take a deep breath, because I know the questions the interview panel will ask and how you should respond. You’ll still be a bit nervous but you’ll have the answers at your fingertips.

‘Preparation, positivity and proof’ are the keys to interview success. The last element is most important. Be prepared to use real life examples from your career. That’s proof. You’ve grounded your reply in experience.

Rehearse the answers

I offer clients inside tips on interview preparation for questions such as:

  • Why do you want this job?
  • What are your biggest weaknesses?
  • Out of all the candidates, why should we hire you?
  • What’s your biggest professional achievement?
  • Tell me about a time you disagreed with a decision. What did you do?

I cover everything from what to wear, first impressions, making eye contact, body language, introductory small talk, attitude and having a copy of your resume. There’s considerable emphasis on preparing responses to questions and rehearsing them.

I also focus on behavioural questions, where the interviewer puts a hypothetical situation to you and asks, “What would you do?”