Job Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation

Put very simply, our training will ensure that you put the best version of yourself forward in your next job interview.

Precious few positions exist that we haven’t helped people get. We know what you’re facing, whether you are a software engineer or a medical registrar. We’ve dealt with interview styles of all types. From competency based interviews to informal chats, from internal interviews to interview presentations.

And we know how to help you be the best you can be. With our advice, we help you anticipate the essential questions and give you strategies to prepare.

Our consultant will sit down with you and examine the same areas the interview panel are likely to probe. That interaction will be recorded and we will go back through the recording with you; identifying problems and developing solutions for them, spotting strengths, ensuring they are made concrete and providing you with a roadmap for preparation.

We’ll deal with the small stuff like appearance and body language, but where we can make a difference is in the big stuff – what does the employer need? Are you demonstrating you can provide it? And if not, we’ll show you how.

Our sessions take about an hour and a half and are one-to-one.

Testimonials

Personal, friendly and extremely professional. The consultant had fully prepared for the session and had read all the documentation. They gave excellent advice and I was very impressed. The high recommendation came through my sister and I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

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Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T16:48:20+00:00
Personal, friendly and extremely professional. The consultant had fully prepared for the session and had read all the documentation. They gave excellent advice and I was very impressed. The high recommendation came through my sister and I would certainly recommend them to anyone. 1/35  

Testimonials

The consultant was tuned in to where I was at and helped me to clarify my thinking and put a tighter frame around my approach to the interview. appreciated the guidance and flexibility.

2/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:02:59+00:00
The consultant was tuned in to where I was at and helped me to clarify my thinking and put a tighter frame around my approach to the interview. appreciated the guidance and flexibility. 2/35

Testimonials

Fantastic service provided, made the simple things stand out and a clear and simple way to address the issues.

3/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:03:35+00:00
Fantastic service provided, made the simple things stand out and a clear and simple way to address the issues. 3/35

Testimonials

Absolutely fantastic service! Helped me get my dream job! Could not recommend any more! Thank you.

4/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:04:44+00:00
Absolutely fantastic service! Helped me get my dream job! Could not recommend any more! Thank you. 4/35

Testimonials

I will undoubtedly be recommending the Communications clinic to anyone going for an interview. I was referred by a friend who spoke very highly of the service, however, it still surpassed my lofty expectations. Regardless of the interview outcome, it instilled confidence in me and made my interviewing technique a lot more focused and targeted.

5/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:05:51+00:00
I will undoubtedly be recommending the Communications clinic to anyone going for an interview. I was referred by a friend who spoke very highly of the service, however, it still surpassed my lofty expectations. Regardless of the interview outcome, it instilled confidence in me and made my interviewing technique a lot more focused and targeted. 5/35

Testimonials

Really appreciated the frank advice. Hard to hear personal critique sometimes but it was invaluable for me. Very grateful for all the help!

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Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:06:38+00:00
Really appreciated the frank advice. Hard to hear personal critique sometimes but it was invaluable for me. Very grateful for all the help! 6/35

Testimonials

Excellent session - learned a lot - will continue to recommend Communications Clinic.

7/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:07:12+00:00
Excellent session - learned a lot - will continue to recommend Communications Clinic. 7/35

Testimonials

Excellent, balanced and straightforward advice delivered with humanity - much appreciated.

8/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:08:05+00:00
Excellent, balanced and straightforward advice delivered with humanity - much appreciated. 8/35

Testimonials

Although the experience was a little disconcerting at first (doing video analysis on yourself), it was extremely beneficial and I took a lot away from it. Will definitely recommend it to a friend.

9/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:08:38+00:00
Although the experience was a little disconcerting at first (doing video analysis on yourself), it was extremely beneficial and I took a lot away from it. Will definitely recommend it to a friend. 9/35

Testimonials

This was the best interview training I've ever done. The advice totally changed how I am preparing for the interview. I am more focused and confident.

10/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-04-08T17:10:23+00:00
This was the best interview training I've ever done. The advice totally changed how I am preparing for the interview. I am more focused and confident. 10/35

Testimonials

It is the first fully useful service I've encountered in relation not only to prep for an interview, but in terms of feedback which is what is critical in these things. I will definitely be recommending the service to others.

11/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:48:39+00:00
It is the first fully useful service I've encountered in relation not only to prep for an interview, but in terms of feedback which is what is critical in these things. I will definitely be recommending the service to others. 11/35

Testimonials

I think that the session was really helpful and I would definitely recommend it to a friend/colleague.

12/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:49:44+00:00
I think that the session was really helpful and I would definitely recommend it to a friend/colleague. 12/35

Testimonials

I found this to be an invaluable experience and I was amazed at how much I learned in such a short space of time.

13/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:51:31+00:00
I found this to be an invaluable experience and I was amazed at how much I learned in such a short space of time. 13/35

Testimonials

Really appreciated that they worked at my pace but were strict in keeping me focused on the areas I need to work on.

14/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:52:24+00:00
Really appreciated that they worked at my pace but were strict in keeping me focused on the areas I need to work on. 14/35

Testimonials

The consultant was exceptionally helpful and clearly outlined the areas I needed to improve and work on. The guidance for my upcoming interview was excellent.

15/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:53:24+00:00
The consultant was exceptionally helpful and clearly outlined the areas I needed to improve and work on. The guidance for my upcoming interview was excellent. 15/35

Testimonials

Fantastic service provided, made the simple things stand out and a clear and simple way to address the issues.

16/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:54:14+00:00
Fantastic service provided, made the simple things stand out and a clear and simple way to address the issues. 16/35

Testimonials

They delivered sound advice which I will put to good use and the video was a great opportunity to look at my blind spots from a third person perspective to see where I am going wrong.

17/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:55:51+00:00
They delivered sound advice which I will put to good use and the video was a great opportunity to look at my blind spots from a third person perspective to see where I am going wrong. 17/35

Testimonials

I found the consultant to be extremely helpful. They definitely put me out of my comfort zone with some of the questions but then reassured me that I do have really good relevant experience for the role I am applying to. I have a lot to work on before my next session with but I am already looking forward to it.

18/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:57:09+00:00
I found the consultant to be extremely helpful. They definitely put me out of my comfort zone with some of the questions but then reassured me that I do have really good relevant experience for the role I am applying to. I have a lot to work on before my next session with but I am already looking forward to it. 18/35

Testimonials

Really constructive session very specifically targeted. Feedback was given in a positive but sincere and helpful way.

19/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:59:04+00:00
Really constructive session very specifically targeted. Feedback was given in a positive but sincere and helpful way. 19/35

Testimonials

Very positive experience, extremely happy I used the service.

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Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-05-29T16:59:36+00:00
Very positive experience, extremely happy I used the service. 20/35  

Testimonials

I had a fantastic session. I feel I got so much out of it and am hugely grateful for their brilliant help.

21/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:25:48+00:00
I had a fantastic session. I feel I got so much out of it and am hugely grateful for their brilliant help. 21/35

Testimonials

Fantastic service. Really put me at ease.

22/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:27:09+00:00
Fantastic service. Really put me at ease. 22/35

Testimonials

I found the experience extremely beneficial, hands-on and practical. I left with fantastic pointers and tips. Would highly recommend.

23/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:28:02+00:00
I found the experience extremely beneficial, hands-on and practical. I left with fantastic pointers and tips. Would highly recommend. 23/35

Testimonials

The consultant was excellent and provided a top-class service. I worked with them two days before my interview for my dream job and it was exactly what I needed. It gave me such insight and confidence going into the interview and as I await results I feel I could not have done anything more. Overall a very professional set up. Thanks for all the help!

24/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:29:13+00:00
The consultant was excellent and provided a top-class service. I worked with them two days before my interview for my dream job and it was exactly what I needed. It gave me such insight and confidence going into the interview and as I await results I feel I could not have done anything more. Overall a very professional set up. Thanks for all the help! 24/35

Testimonials

Very satisfied, a great service.

25/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:29:58+00:00
Very satisfied, a great service. 25/35

Testimonials

Really helpful and would highly recommend. Thanks.

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Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:30:39+00:00
Really helpful and would highly recommend. Thanks. 26/35

Testimonials

I was very impressed by how friendly and encouraging everyone I dealt with was.

27/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:31:18+00:00
I was very impressed by how friendly and encouraging everyone I dealt with was. 27/35

Testimonials

I found the consultant to be very energising to work with. They gave me great ideas as to how to perfect my interview and presentation technique and also gave me huge amounts of confidence which I will bring forward to my next interview.

28/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:31:59+00:00
I found the consultant to be very energising to work with. They gave me great ideas as to how to perfect my interview and presentation technique and also gave me huge amounts of confidence which I will bring forward to my next interview. 28/35

Testimonials

I've not done an interview for a while but the consultants broke down the elements I needed to focus on, how to practise and so on and let me approach my interview with renewed confidence. Thanks all round.

29/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:32:55+00:00
I've not done an interview for a while but the consultants broke down the elements I needed to focus on, how to practise and so on and let me approach my interview with renewed confidence. Thanks all round. 29/35

Testimonials

From the moment I walked through the door the level of service was excellent. Everyone made me feel very welcome and settled the nerves! The consultant was fantastic and a great help with some top tips! Overall I left the building feeling more confident than when I went in. All I need to do now is to implement it in my interview. Would recommend The Communications Clinic to anyone.

30/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:35:09+00:00
From the moment I walked through the door the level of service was excellent. Everyone made me feel very welcome and settled the nerves! The consultant was fantastic and a great help with some top tips! Overall I left the building feeling more confident than when I went in. All I need to do now is to implement it in my interview. Would recommend The Communications Clinic to anyone. 30/35

Testimonials

Really enjoyed the session- a great confidence boost!

31/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-07T17:35:52+00:00
Really enjoyed the session- a great confidence boost! 31/35

Testimonials

Thanks a million for all your help, learned a lot and got my dream job as a result!

32/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-08T10:37:47+00:00
Thanks a million for all your help, learned a lot and got my dream job as a result! 32/35

Testimonials

I found the session very helpful and have benefitted from it. It was a pleasure to work with The Communications Clinic. Thank you.

33/35
Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-14T17:19:42+00:00
I found the session very helpful and have benefitted from it. It was a pleasure to work with The Communications Clinic. Thank you. 33/35

Testimonials

I found this session invaluable in helping me to prepare for an upcoming interview. The consultant was very helpful and offered great advice. Fingers crossed I get the new job!.

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Job Interview Prep
5.0
2019-08-14T17:20:36+00:00
I found this session invaluable in helping me to prepare for an upcoming interview. The consultant was very helpful and offered great advice. Fingers crossed I get the new job!. 34/35
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Graduate Interviews

Your first professional interview can be a daunting experience. We have a specially designed service, run by expert consultants, that will make sure you are ready to make the strongest impression possible.

We know what graduate recruiters are looking for, we know how they interview and we can give you the tools to prepare yourself efficiently and effectively.

Our consultant will sit down with you and will examine the same areas the interview panel are likely to probe. That interview will cover all of the different styles of questions you are likely to face. We’ll record it and our consultant will go back through the recording with you; identifying problems and developing solution, spotting strengths, ensuring they are made concrete and providing you with a roadmap for preparation.

We’ll deal with the small stuff like appearance and body language, but where we can make a difference is in the big stuff – what does the employer need? Are you demonstrating you can provide it? And if not, we’ll show you how.

And then, we’ll interview you again, allowing you to immediately apply the new structures and techniques.

You’ll leave with a copy of your recorded interviews and a clear, structured approached to answering each style of interview question common to graduate interviews.

For now, learn how to approach a few key questions here,

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Public Sector Interviews

We are experts in preparing individuals to excel in structured, competency-based public sector promotional interviews. We have a track record of success and will ensure that you are ready to score as highly as possible in each competency. Whether you are applying for a promotion to AO or looking to become General Secretary of a department, we can help you prepare for, and perform during, the interview.

Our consultant will sit down with you and will examine the same areas and competencies the interview panel are likely to probe. Using the application form you send us in advance, we would put you through an interview covering several of the competency areas. We’ll record it and our consultant will go back through the recording with you; identifying problems and developing solutions, spotting strengths, ensuring they are made concrete and providing you with a structured approach for delivering your competency answers and preparing for the interview.

And then, we’ll interview you again, allowing you to immediately apply the new structures and techniques.

Give us a call and we can explain the full service in detail, but for now, read our advice on how to structure your competency answers.

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CV/Application Review

Writing an exceptional CV, cover letter or application form is the first step towards getting a new job or deserved promotion. It’s your first impression with the potential employer and it establishes how they will perceive you for the rest of the process. It’s essential that your written documents do justice to your careers, experience and expertise.

This service will help you write documents that highlight your achievements and make it clear that you have the skills and attributes the potential employer demands.

This service can be delivered in person or remotely, via phone and email. We don’t set a time period because the service only ends when both you and your consultant are happy with the finished document.

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Bespoke Preparation

There are very few roles that we haven’t prepared candidates for and we have a track record in designing bespoke preparation plans for various interview types.

We have consultants who, through experience and training, have developed a unique skill set in preparing candidates for specialty areas. A few of those are outlined below.

Medical Consultant or Specialist Registrar Training (SpR) programme interview courses.

We’ve been preparing clients for Medical Consultant and Registrar positions for decades. We know the process, we know what is required and we have the experience to help ensure that you put your best foot forward in the interview.

We offer a tailored and specific service that is designed to help you excel in the interview process. Give us a call and we can explain the full service in detail, but for now, read our advice on the subject.

Garda Recruitment and Promotional Interview Preparation

We can help you with your promotion interviews for An Garda Síochána.

Whatever rank you are interviewing for, from Sergeant upwards, we have experience in successfully guiding candidates through these challenging interviews. The criteria for these interviews are specific and we are experts in helping you present yourself and your experience in the best possible manner.

We also assist applicants who want to enter An Garda Síochána in the general recruitment drives.

Deputy, Assistant and Principal Interview Preparation

We’ve extensive experience preparing teachers for promotional interviews and have consistently adapted our approach to match the rapid changes in interview approaches and styles.

We know the competency frameworks, we know what panels demand of candidates and we have the experience to help ensure that you put your best foot forward in the interview.

We also regularly work with applicants who are looking to secure regular teaching posts and places on teaching programmes.

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Our sessions take about 90 minutes and are one-to-one.

If you can’t get to our offices, we provide job interview preparation over Skype and FaceTime.

We also provide job interview skills talks and seminars for organisations, companies and educational institutions.

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