Virtual Coaching during covid-19 outbreak
I am working with clients mostly via video conference or by phone presently. This assures safe physical distance and gives you the opportunity to practise your skills in the format that most interviews are using now. Limited in person face to face sessions are also available.
What to Expect
We start with a brief telephone chat, to assure the service I offer will meet your needs. If you decide to go forward, I recommend beginning with two sessions, each for one hour.
My service is focused on helping you maximise your face to face interaction with the interview panel. As such, meeting for sessions in person is strongly recommended for greatest success.
FaceTime, Skype or telephone sessions are possible, if you are preparing for a video or phone interview or if you are not in Canberra. My service is built around providing the one thing you can’t do to prepare for an interview by searching the internet; practising live, face to face, and receiving individual feedback.
In the first session, I want to hear about you. It’s important to showcase your individual talents to an interview panel, and I’m keen to help you identify and highlight them. We’ll spend some time reviewing your resume, and looking at the job description for the role you have in mind. Then we'll work on articulating your proposal for your unique contribution to the specific role at the targeted organisation.
We’ll spend some time talking about behavioural interview techniques, what makes a good answer, and start brainstorming some possible examples from your work or school history.
I’ll also want to know if you have any specific concerns so that we can address and rectify those. I'm flexible and will adapt the session to meet your needs.
On our next meeting, we’ll practise like it's a real interview. I’ll ask you some questions targeted at the specific role and organisation you are applying for, and you can have a go at trying out your answers. I’ll give you some feedback and tips. Most people tell me they feel much more confident after rehearsing the interview.
Many people feel confidently prepared after two sessions. If additional sessions are required, that can easily be arranged.
My fees are $550 for two one-hour sessions*, when paid at the completion of session one, or $495* for one 90 minute session. This includes review of your application, resume, and the selection criteria for the job you are applying for
to allow me to prepare likely questions for our practise session. Additional 1 hour sessions are $275 per hour*.
I prepare bespoke questions for each individual role. If you require coaching for more than one job, a fee of $165* per additional job applies.
I accept major credit cards, cash and The Interview Coach gift cards.
services for Graduates
Are you a recent Uni grad, or the parent of one? Maybe you're in your final year of tertiary study, and considering Graduate programs? It's a daunting prospect to navigate the myriad of options. The competition is stiff, and the assessments can be gruelling...it's hard to know where to start to prepare!
Don't worry; I have particular expertise in this area. I've worked in a University counselling centre, studied and administered many of the tests you might encounter at assessment centres, and interviewed hundreds of applicants for entry level public service jobs in Australia. My consulting room is located in Civic just metres away from the ANU. Get in touch if you'd like help with:
Preparing for face to face and video interviews
Knowing what to expect at assessment centres
Getting ready for group exercises
Understanding the organisation and the role
Demonstrating motivation and enthusiasm
Anticipating probable interview questions
Uncovering stellar examples of your capabilities, even without formal work experience
Polishing your skills and shining in the interview may just be the extra step you need to stand above the crowd!
Investment; $550 for two one-hour sessions. Additional sessions $275 per hour*.
I accept cash, apple pay, and major credit cards.
Telephone and FaceTime/ Skype sessions require pre-payment by electronic fund transfer.
Want to give a gift that’s really useful? I can make a gift certificate in any amount which will be much appreciated by new graduates, folks returning to work after caring duties or anyone looking to advance their career!
You can order gift cards online HERE.
Department of Defence Partner Employment Assistance Programme
If you are a partner of a serving Australian Defence Force Member and are relocating due to posting, you may be eligible to receive up to $1500 of support including professional employment services.
Further details about the PEAP programme are HERE.
Interview panel training and attendance
I can provide training for your management staff to help them be effective interview panel members. I can also serve as an independent panel member alongside your team.
Do you hesitate to apply for jobs because of interview fears? Are you consistently being invited to interviews, but not getting job offers? Have you received feedback that your interview performance has let you down? Do you want to support your staff to help them learn the skills to confidently present themselves at interview? Are you facing a redundancy, and wanting to refresh your interview technique? Depending on your needs, I’ll tailor a service just for you. Some of things we might cover include:
Managing interviews at your current organisation; presenting to people you know
Interview nerves; how to feel calm and composed
Interviewing for a job you are currently acting in
Preparing your staff to interview for internal Expressions of Interest
"Selling yourself"; it's not about bragging, it's about confidently articulating your skills
Up-skilling your management team to act as interview panel members
Investment; starting from $550 per person for two one-hour sessions, or contact me for a day rate to coach teams at your office*. Please contact me to discuss your individual or organisation needs.
Coaching packages for employees taking voluntary redundancy
A voluntary redundancy can be a major career transition for many people. Ongoing support is often useful for managing this change. I can tailor a package of services to suit your needs.
* Weekend/public holiday surcharge $110/per session
* Prices for all services are inclusive of GST.