Job Application & Interview Skills

Stand out & Be Selected

Course format:

1 day Group Session or 2 x ½ day Group Sessions (minimum 1 participant to optimum maximum 12 participants)

Aim:

To enable participants to successfully be called for interview and perform to the best of their ability

Key content:

  • Interpreting advertisements and selection criteria
  • Application process including completing cover letters, addressing key criteria and completing resumes/CVs
  • Interview techniques including essential preparation, putting your best foot forward at interview and personal image and presentation
  • Opportunity to participate in a “mock” interview scenario with feedback from facilitator & other participants

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Identify steps to take when applying for a position including preparation & pre & post interview techniques
  • Identify what to expect at interview including interviewer behaviour & questions/selection strategies
  • Identify what to prepare including appearance, expected questions & answers
  • Identify essential techniques to present well at interview including do’s & don’ts
  • Optimize their time for greatest impact and success including several activities for writing the application & preparing for interview

How is this achieved:

Jennifer incorporates group discussions, practical exercises, one-on-one support & consultation, role-play scenarios on the day & feedback via telephone & email prior to the session as required.

Interview Skills to make you jump for joy

Course format:

2 hour One-on-One Session

Aim:

Designed to increase an individual’s competitive edge when preparing for interview, this session is of most value when participants are in the process of applying for a specific position   Focus is on public sector positions.

Key content:

Whilst this session is designed specifically to meet an individual’s needs, the session can include:

  • Reviewing application/résumé
  • Identifying & improving interview presentation skills & any weaknesses/strengths
  • Anticipating questions & appropriate answers for the position applied for
  • Conducting a mock interview & providing feedback
  • Techniques to finish the interview with maximum impact

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the do’s & don’ts of presenting at interview
  • Improvements to be made to their interview technique &/or application

How is this achieved:

Jennifer incorporates practical exercises, one-on-one support and consultation, feedback via telephone and email prior to the session as required.

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