Steve Milner on October 25, 2021 at 17:41 pm
I had recently left teaching and was deciding to apply for civil service roles. Prior to contacting interview skills clinic, I had 3 unsuccessful interviews with the civil service, scoring mainly 2s and 3s on my competencies. I had another upcoming interview and decided to contact interview skills clinic as I wanted to know how I could improve in interviews. After emailing the job spec over and having an initial chat, I worked with Chista. Chista talked me through the job role, what they are expecting at that level and then did a mock interview with me and gave me areas to improve on over the weekend. We then had another interview and Chista said she could see the difference between my two sessions. She was brilliant to work with and really got me to think about my answers and emphasise what it is I was doing and not to presume the interviewers had any background or context. As a result of Chista's hard work, I secured a role within the civil service, which I probably wouldn't have done had I kept using my same, short examples. Thank you Chista for your hard work. I would recommend interview skills clinic for anyone in a similar position!
Tom on October 20, 2021 at 14:39 pm
Having good work examples to base civil service behaviours on is only half the battle. Knowing how to frame, structure and phrase them is the other half. This is where Matthew helped a great deal. He listened to my examples and helped to improve their narrative, making each behaviour a story with its own challenges, actions and outcomes. I was successful in my interviews, having previously been unsuccessful, which perhaps says it all. Thank you also to Chista for kindly stepping in at such short notice to provide a mock interview. Many thanks to you both!
Dan Robbins on October 16, 2021 at 10:07 am
I cannot recommend this highly enough! Christa, my tutor, was very constructive but also approachable and friendly. Most of the questions in my actual interview were ones that we had practiced so I went in with a lot of confidence. And the same techniques learned I can use in the future too. Thank you so much!
Emma Leicester on October 13, 2021 at 13:56 pm
Not all hero’s wear capes! Matt was a huge reason I had two very successful and enjoyable interviews for roles within the CS. That was all down to the prep I did with Matt. Matt helped me gain confidence in my interview examples and really brought them alive. He helped me understand what the CS roles were looking for and how to speak to them using the CS framework and behaviours. Matt is very experienced, confident and really relaxed, so it feels easy and comfortable to work with him. Especially when preparing for something so personal. I would absolutely recommend Matt and The Interview Skills clinic. I am very grateful to have found them and had the opportunity to work with Matt. Thank you Matt. A real hero!
Devan D on October 13, 2021 at 13:55 pm
I contacted the Interview Skills Clinic after being unsuccessful at 5 consecutive interviews. Rebecca moved really swiftly getting me in touch with Elizabeth knowing I had one day before my next interview. Elizabeth is amazing! She is so honest, and really knows her stuff. She really explains where improvements are needed and how to make these small but so important changes. I felt different I. My interview the following day and included all the changes that Elizabeth pointed out. I actually got the job the very next day! Will definitely come back before going for the next role!
Nikesh Pindoria on October 13, 2021 at 13:53 pm
Matthew worked with me over two sessions and provided relevant feedback for improvement on my examples for my civil service interview. I was successful in my interview and this wouldn’t be possible without Matthew’s help. Great service, would recommend it.
Stella Jocasta Morland-Pearce on October 13, 2021 at 13:52 pm
Having got as far as interview stage and no further I obviously needed help. Jane was informed, professional, kind but clear that I needed tough love. The recordings were helpful to go over advice later as there was so much to take in. I had 3 sessions saving the last one until I had an interview on the table. And was offered the job. Result! Many thanks
Suki Kaur on October 13, 2021 at 13:51 pm
I worked with Matthew during my interview process. I cannot recommend him enough, he was very professional and excellent at what he does. He guided me through the interview process with patience, his communications skills truly are excellent and helped me to articulate my answers to the questions perfectly. This would not have been possible without him.
Sofi Hinchcliffe on October 13, 2021 at 13:51 pm
My two sessions with Elizabeth were so helpful, she was extremely knowledgable and professional in her coaching. Her advice was very practical and having two sessions really helped as I had time to improve my examples in between sessions. She really gave me the tools and confidence to succeed in my interviews and I got offered the job! Thank you Elizabeth!
Cameron Jassal on October 13, 2021 at 13:50 pm
Elizabeth has been extremely helpful and supportive, providing me the expertise and confidence I needed in order to be successful at interviews. Following a 1 hour session with Elizabeth, I secured a job within 2 weeks. I highly recommend anyone who has been unsuccessful at interviews, to seek guidance from Elizabeth.