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!
Rachel Holmes on August 07, 2019 at 08:30 am
I had worked in the private sector for over twenty years, when I applied for a job in the Civil Service. I was aware that Civil Service interviews focused on personal behaviors rather than technical knowledge and experience. The Interview Skills Clinic helped me to understand the type of questions that would be asked and how to answer them using the STAR system. This allowed me to prepare appropriately for the interview. As a result, I was able to respond confidently at the interview and I was offered a senior role within the Civil Service.
Ana M on August 06, 2019 at 05:45 am
Having been in a technical role for several years I wanted to take my career to the next level and apply for a leadership position. I knew I had the skills for the job, but I was not sure what to expect in an interview. A friend told me he had attended an interview training course which proved very useful, so I decided to try as well. I opted for the services of Interview Skills Clinic because of the favourable reviews and because they were able to accommodate my request at very short notice-a few days before my scheduled face-to-face interview. I had two 90-minute sessions with Matthew and they were some of my best investments ever. Thanks to Matthew’s advice and guidance I was offered the job within days of the interview and I’m now preparing for my first leadership role. He understood precisely the requirements of the job and helped me focus on my most relevant experiences. I will definitely contact him again when I decide to change jobs.
Michelle Greene on August 04, 2019 at 18:42 pm
I found the interview preparation and advice with Matthew really useful. The way he helped me phrase and focus on answers meeting the personal spec was second to none.
Edward on July 24, 2019 at 08:21 am
I knew I had the experience, knowledge and skills for the roles I was applying for. Recruiters told me that my CV was great. I was getting first round interviews. But that’s where I came unstuck… I’d never get past the first or second round. I couldn’t work out why it was, and that’s where Elizabeth came in. Elizabeth transformed my interview technique. She taught me to be more confident in articulating my abilities, helped me to target my answers effectively, and took time to show me how my body language can play a crucial role in building rapport with the interviewer. As I happily write this from my office at my new employer, I will always be thankful that I got in touch with Elizabeth for her help, and I would certainly seek her advice and input again in the future.