Sharon on November 13, 2019 at 21:42 pm
Matthew and Elizabeth were both fantastic in helping me with a recent job application and interview preparation for a civil service role. Matthew is expert at what he does and provided invaluable advice on what to include in my personal statement. Over two Skype sessions he helped me identify and highlight the skills and experience relevant to the role I was seeking and advised me on preparing my application. He is very knowledgable and clearly has a wealth of experience which he shares as he provides constructive feedback. I learnt a lot from Matthew and this undoubtedly helped me secure an interview for a role I really wanted. I struggle with interview anxiety and have now worked with Elizabeth on two occasions to help me prepare for important interviews. Elizabeth is patient and understanding and she really ‘gets’ how it is for nervous candidates, quickly putting me at ease. On this most recent occasion she helped me understand again what to get across during an interview and suggested strategies to help me deal with the anxiety which really did work. I am pleased to say I was offered the promotion in to a role I’m really excited about and I am indebted to both Elizabeth and Matthew for their help and support.
Mike on November 13, 2019 at 10:32 am
Elizabeth is great! The most important thing I learned from Elizabeth was the importance and effectiveness of tailoring your pitch to the role you're going for. She supported me in a public sector opportunity which required a very different approach from the one I was taking. She was no-nonsense, down to earth and helped focus on difficult answers and practice to get the result I wanted. With this practice in the bank, I did well on the interview and was able to secure a great job as a result. If you're unsure or need a bit of focus on interview technique, I'd recommend her completely.
Noreen on November 11, 2019 at 13:13 pm
Matthew's help was invaluable in preparing me for a job interview in a senior role. As I had no previous experience of being interviewed for a position at this level, I was feeling anxious about the whole process and not at all confident as I had very little time to prepare. Matthew was brilliant from the outset and very professional. We emailed and spoke over the phone prior to the session so he knew about me and why I needed some assistance, the details of the job I had applied for and also my work history. He reassurred me that he would be able to help and could see me at short notice. Matthew has a wonderfully warm manner which puts you at ease straight away and is extremely knowledgable, he went through my C.V. in detail and really understands your skill set regardless of which area or industry you work in. He had prepared a variety of question areas specifically for the type of role I had applied for which helped me frame my skills and experience in the right way. I left the session just feeling much more positive, a couple of days later the interview went and I was so happy to be offered the job. I can highly recommend Matthew to anyone seeking to improve their interview skills, I received really good feedback from the interview, the difference after just one session was amazing! Thank you Matthew for helping me achieve my goals, I will definitely be booking another appointment in the future.
Jessica on October 27, 2019 at 20:18 pm
Thanks to Chista for coaching me for video and face-to-face interviews for my first job after graduating - I was offered a role after my second job interview, so I was really pleased. After my coaching sessions, I felt much more confident and less anxious about the interviews, and getting a job so quickly was a big relief. Chista kept in touch with me throughout my interviews, was really supportive and was happy to talk through anything, I really appreciated her going the extra mile to help.
Barbara on October 10, 2019 at 12:59 pm
I was looking for a promotion after being in the same post for over 10 years, but despite having the necessary skills and experience, I wasn’t getting any response to my applications. A friend recommended Interview Skills Clinic, and after Chista helped with my CV and application writing, I started getting offers for interview. She then supported me through the interview process, and her coaching session and mock interviews really boosted my confidence and prepared me for dealing with all types of questions. The interview for the job I wanted was tough but I was successful and got very positive feedback afterwards – thanks Chista, and I’ve already recommended you to some of my friends!
Cameron Duck on October 09, 2019 at 15:22 pm
Matthew began working with me at the start of June 2019 after graduating from University having applyed for many roles and never getting further than the first stage. As a result of his help, he gave me the skills, knowledge and confidence to apply for roles with a strong application. I was able to secure a job within a few months of working with Matthew. He was actively involved in my applications and the different stages of application. Overall very personable and enjoyable to work with. Importantly, Matthew explained to me the process of how employers decide to take candidates forward to an interview and what influences are important for the final appointment, something I found extremely useful when reading feedback from unsuccessful applications as I was able to understand the overall process better. Matthew is a friendly person who is enthusiastic about working with people and learning more about areas of work/interest beyond just reading cover letters or CVs. He actively helped with job searches and is invested in your success. This ongoing engagement with my interests/applications in politics and marketing in Scotland was a unique quality that I struggled to find with other advisors before. Overall he was very prepared and professional and was really enjoyable to work with and will be of great help to anyone struggling and demotivated by the job hunt process.
Fred on September 20, 2019 at 15:18 pm
Absolutely fantastic consultant. I had struggled significantly in the past with civil service applications and interviews and had completed lost my confidence but after just two sessions I got two job offers straight away. She tailored the approach specifically to my needs and even the specific job and it’s specific requirements. At the end of the process I felt like I knew exactly what to say and how to say it, and the results speak for themselves. I’d strongly urge anyone who has struggled in the same way as me to speak to Elizabeth, what she taught me was totally transformative.
Susannah on August 21, 2019 at 11:39 am
I cannot thank Elizabeth enough for the confidence, knowledge and skills she provided me to succeed at getting a promotion within Government. I loved the flexible approach of using skype and face to face and continual encouragement. Elizabeth enabled me to score highly on a Government application form which was invaluable and the skills learnt will be very useful in the future. Elizabeth's passion and drive certainly motivated me to succeed and get this job. It is still sinking in and I’m feeling totally overwhelmed, but excited and happy.
Simone on August 14, 2019 at 16:46 pm
Following several unsuccessful interviews I had a 90 minute coaching session with Elizabeth. Her insights and coaching on how to articulate my experience and tools for tackling difficult questions were invaluable and I can happily say I was successful in my next interview. Elizabeth was also available for a phone consultation at short notice before my second interview and helped me frame my responses based on feedback I'd received from the first round.
Rosie on August 07, 2019 at 16:57 pm
What a difference Elizabeth and Matthew have made. I had applied for many roles but was not getting any interviews, and getting rather discouraged. Elizabeth's constructive and incisive comments were so useful in helping me fundamentally restructure my application forms. In a couple of weeks, I received two offers for interviews. I met Matthew who coached me through an interview and the new Success Profiles. He gave me the confidence and the tools to succeed. I now have a new and more senior role in the Civil Service. Thank you!