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What does interview coaching involve and why do people hire interview coaches?  

What is Interview Coaching?

An interview coach typically works with individuals who recognise they need further support to handle the interview process.  It’s often a job they really want and they don’t want to take the risk of not being as prepared as they can.  

This type of coaching session will be very specific to the job and company they have applied.  Although, the skills learnt during an interview coaching session will be highly relevant for future interviews. 

A good interview coach will share the tools, techniques and tips on preparing for any type of interview (Panel Interview, Assessment Centre, Behavioural Competency Style, Formal and Informal etc.) and any question.

How do you know if you need an interview coach?

Here are some of the reasons my clients book a session:

• Keep getting rejections (even if you know you can do the job)
• Lack confidence during interviews or get nervous
• An important interview scheduled (possibly progression or promotion)
• It’s been a while since you’ve attended an interview: Same job or company for years
• School, college or university student: Never had an interview and don’t know what to expect and therefore, what or how to prepare

What are the benefits from interview coaching?

Here are some of the benefits of hiring an interview coach:

• Learn about interview strategies and techniques
• Understand the types of questions asked during an interview
• What and how to prepare for any type of interview
• Mock interview: A chance to practise and receive quality feedback
• Insights on how hiring managers and recruiters make decisions
• An understanding of the information gathered and used to assess competence

Who do we work with?

We have worked with a variety of clients from different backgrounds.  We’ve worked with individuals from the public sector and private sector:

  • We work with HR professionals to shape and accelerate their career
  • We support Public Sector Professionals to transition smoothly to the private sector – improving their marketability in the jobs market
  • We work with Women to increase their confidence and return to work after an extended maternity
  • We have supported Career Orientated Individuals entering the U.K. for the first time with no knowledge or experience of interviewing
  • We also work with Students graduating from College or University aiming to secure their first job.
  • We have worked with Lawyers, Financial Controllers, Heads of Department, Senior Managers, and many more…

About Dawn Moss

Career & Interview Coach & Trainer

Dawn has worked as an in-house recruiter in Human Resources for 12 years.  She worked in a manufacturing and engineering environment for 6 years and a Corporate Bank in the City of London for a further 6 years.  Since leaving the Financial Services Sector she’s been running her own Training and Coaching Consultancy for the last 5 years.

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CV and Cover Letter Blogs…

How to cheat the Applicant Tracking System

It’s highly likely your CV will be filtered via an Applicant Tracking System ATS these days. So, you need to know how Applicant Tracking Systems work.

How do you tailor a CV?

Today it’s essential you tailor your CV for every vacancy you apply. Read here to find out how to tailor your cover letters, CVs and application forms.

What are the common lies told on CVs?

What are the common lies told on CVs? Recently invited to discuss the common lies told on CVs with Dave Monk BBC Essex Radio’s Drive Time presenter. According to the research there are still a high percentage of candidates submitting applications with inaccurate...

What are the benefits of hiring an interview coach?

What are the benefits of hiring an interview coach? 1. Identify your requirements. 2. Tailor a bespoke coaching session. 3. An opportunity to practice your interview skills. 4. Specific and objective feedback on your performance.

How your CV should flow

There’s plenty of information about the do’s and don’ts and what to include and what not to include on your CV. However, do you understand how all the information should flow throughout your CV?

6 Reasons why you should tailor every application

It’s essential you take time to tailor every CV, Cover Letter and Application form. Here are 6 Reasons why it’s so important.

How to write a powerful career profile?

A well-written career profile will entice the person to read the rest of your CV. The career profile is your introduction, explaining who you are in the workplace and what you bring to the organisation.

How to successfully complete Job Application Forms

Seriously, job application forms need to be taken seriously! Be prepared to spend some quality time carefully completing each application accurately and honestly. Check out these tips on how to successfully complete your job application.

Common mistakes to avoid when writing a CV

CVs have been around for decades, however they are still one of the most important documents in your job search. Avoid these common mistakes.

How to write a powerful and unique CV

As CVs have been around for decades it’s more and more challenging to stand out from the crowd!

People I’ve worked with….

"After several years of seeking a certain position but being unsuccessful at interviews, I reached the decision to seek assistance prior to a further forthcoming interview.  The advice and assistance I received from Dawn in the session was extremely useful.  After the following interview I was offered the role and I have no doubt that Dawn’s assistance played a significant part in this outcome."

Jonathan, Essex. 

"Executive jobs you really want don’t come around that often, so I sought out Dawn’s expertise to ensure I maximised my chances of getting the job. Dawn is knowledgeable, and friendly and was great at celebrating what I already knew and provided constructive feedback on how I could improve.  Equipped with new knowledge, confidence and commitment to put the work in, I got the job."

Head of Department, National Charity.

"Despite having the necessary qualifications and never applying for jobs beyond my capabilities, I always failed the interview stage. I cannot recommend DAWN too highly to anyone who is experiencing the same difficulties I used to have at the interview stage."

Taylor, Part-Qualified Accountant.

“I recently found out I was successful at an interview and was now required to go through an assessment day. I was dreading it. Dawn was instrumental in getting me through the assessment day. She helped me to work out how I could prepare and what the priority areas were. If you have an interview or an assessment day coming up I would highly recommend that you contact Dawn”

Rosemary, Colchester, Essex. 

Job Interview Blogs

How to prepare for a panel interview?

What can you expect when invited to attend a panel interview?The panel interview is one of the most structured interviews you are likely to attend.  It is likely to feel fairly serious and it's worth keeping this in mind.  You need to spend quality time...

How to prepare for a video interview

With our current social distancing measures set to be with us for some time, we expect video interviews to be the main method. Whether it’s Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp or MS Teams, this blog will help you think about how to prepare and handle this type of interview.

5 Tips for Handling a tough job interview

Job interviews can be tough. It’s important to research, prepare and practice your answers. Recruiters and hiring managers will know and appreciate you taking the time to prepare. Here are some great tips from Chris Stappard from Edward Reed Recruitment.

Why do interviewers ask these questions?

When you are actively seeking a new job, you need to keep in mind the purpose of the interview. In its simplest terms, they are looking for the right skills, experience and knowledge for that job.

What to do after the interview!

These days it’s unlikely you’ll receive comprehensive feedback after the interview. It’s just not practical for most businesses to offer this to every candidate. So, there are a few things you can consider doing after the interview.

What are the benefits of hiring an interview coach?

What are the benefits of hiring an interview coach? 1. Identify your requirements. 2. Tailor a bespoke coaching session. 3. An opportunity to practice your interview skills. 4. Specific and objective feedback on your performance.

Why am I too senior or overqualified for the position?

Have you ever been rejected because you are too senior or overqualified? It’s not necessarily discrimination. There could be a number of genuine business reasons that this could be an issue.

How to succeed in the Gig Economy

CIPD predict in approximately 10 years half the workforce will be contractors. Have you considered going self-employed? Would you like to join the Gig Economy?

Should I share my tours of duty?

As a career consultant for military service leavers, I get asked: “Should I share my tours of duty?”

Will having a tattoo affect my job success?

Will having a tattoo affect your job success? There is no direct answer to this question. There are mixed opinions about tattoos. This is understandable when you consider for the first time in modern history we are working alongside 5 generations.

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Please note: Please book at least 48 hours in advance.  When you book please include your contact details.  

Contact Dawn 

Phone:

07932 434303

Email:

dawn@yourinterviewcoach.co.uk 

Address:

Colchester, Essex. 

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