Amanda on August 03, 2020 at 12:00 pm
I would thoroughly recommend Elizabeth. Elizabeth was an excellent coach, offering me calming reassurance when I was doubting my own abilities. Elizabeth showed genuine interest in me as an individual, contacting me before and after the interview. If you are looking for one to one, individual coaching from someone who genuinely cares about your progress this is the company to use. What’s more I got the job! Thank you Elizabeth
Graham on August 01, 2020 at 09:52 am
Matt provided me a Strength Based Question coaching session less than 24hrs before an interview.
His focus on the style in which I responded to these time bound questions and their content was insightful. I had never undergone a Success Profile interview and without Matt's experience and knowledge of this style of interviews I would have been at a complete disadvantage going in to the interview, given that other preparations I had arranged with another person had been cancelled at the last minute.
Following Matt's advice on presentation and content, I was able to enter the interview confident in my ability to answer these questions in a way in which enabled me to engage with the interviewers and score high marks. All of which resulted in my success at a Civil Service Grade 7 board.
Thank you Matt, I would not hesitate in recommending your services to others.
Genevieve on July 31, 2020 at 10:51 am
Matthew was really excellent. If it hadn’t been for his coaching and feedback process, I’m sure I could have spent double the amount of time familiarising myself with the Civil Service application requirements and preparing for the interview and may well not have been successful.
Matthew provided a great combination of insight and focus into what’s required, and then really teasing out and honing how to put forward my skills and experience. I was ‘rusty’ at doing this anyway and the process with Matthew accelerated me to the point where I could be successful in securing the role!
I would highly recommend this coaching process – it was a completely worthwhile investment for me.
Rashidat on July 23, 2020 at 17:25 pm
I remember how low I was feeling back in April, having submitted countless applications, a number of which I was invited for interviews, but non of which I was successful at securing job offers. I decided there was no point doing the same thing and expecting a different result. This thought is what led me to research an interview coaching company and I am so glad I came across this one.
Matthew pushed me rigorously both in my writing and interviewing abilities. I am happy he didn’t hold back as he opened my eyes to area where I needed improvement. His coaching will not just apply to interviews, they will help me even in how I communicate in a work environments. Since April when I started the coaching, I have been able to secure three roles; two contract roles and one permanent - unbelievable!
Thanks Matthew for your time and patience. I know it was a paid service but it meant a lot particularly as it yielded results.
Olivia on July 16, 2020 at 13:18 pm
I was repeatedly getting through to interview stage but not securing any offers.
My session with Matthew was excellent - he rigorously tested me on all of the potential questions, and his attention to body language and tone of voice was particularly helpful, meaning I went into the interview fully aware of how I was coming across.
His insights and guidance about the whole process were invaluable, and I'm happy to say I secured an offer.
Abi Cochrane on July 11, 2020 at 10:57 am
I was signposted to Interview Skills Clinic by a barrister colleague after securing an interview for a solicitor training contract with the CPS.
Elizabeth immediately identified the right coach for me, Chista who was fantastic.
I had consciously avoided interviews in my previous career as I found them intimidating. Chista broke down the Civil Service Interview process for me and explained the style of questioning, which made the whole thing seem straightforward and manageable.
She turned my interview skills and confidence around within three sessions. It was a highly competitive selection process and I know I wouldn’t have secured the job without her.
Thank you Chista! I have recommended you to my friend who is applying for a barrister role at the CPS later in the year.
Rajiv on July 01, 2020 at 15:01 pm
Matthew was excellent.
Even though I thought I had prepared well, Matthew asked and challenged me on topics I hadn't even considered.
Everything he told me to read up on was asked in the interview and his preparation advice really paid off.
I particularly liked how he would dissect my answers and guide me on how to improve.
I am grateful for Matthew's input.
Michael Mulvaney on June 30, 2020 at 14:13 pm
I was successful in getting to the interview stage however I wasn't landing any job offers. Matt helped me to focus on the questions and to tailor my responses accordingly. Matt's helpful presentation tips helped me to nail this part of the interview. I wouldnt have got the job if I hadnt had the help from Matt.
Helen Jones on June 22, 2020 at 10:46 am
I was low in confidence when I contacted the Interview Skills Clinic. I've never done a competency-based interview before so it seemed very daunting and exam-like. I even postponed the interview because I was a bag of nerves. But Elizabeth was so patient in our first session giving me practical advice and tips which I was able to use to improve before our second session when we did a mock interview. I got through the real interview thinking I might possibly make it on to the Civil Service reserve list but unlikely. To my huge surprise, I was offered a role. I cannot recommend Elizabeth highly enough - she calmed my nerves and I'm certain I wouldn't have been offered the job without her help.
Shama on June 16, 2020 at 09:24 am
I contacted Elizabeth after a couple days just thinking about it just before an interview and at the last minute, decided to book a coaching session to really focus my mind as I had been doing various interviews for a few months. The experience Elizabeth and Matthew (who coached me) was what made the decision for me after a chat with Elizabeth. It was money well spent as they fitted me in a day before my interview! Matthew helped me get focused, polish my weaker areas and deliver a great interview that I felt calm going into and came out feeling that I’d done my best. Thank you Matthew!