The final stages of closing a deal are just as crucial as the initial pitch and execution phase; and the recruitment world is no different. A polished cover letter and a professionally written CV are key tools in securing that next position, however, it is ultimately the interview that will make or break the deal. Yet candidates often sit back and wait to see whether or not they make the cut before preparing for an interview, leaving it quite literally to the last minute. Most of us wouldn’t have had an interview in years, so why would any serious candidate leave this so late in the day, or depend on a random Google search for tips?

This is where interview coaching could give a candidate that extra edge to help them stand out. Our team of professional interview coaches has helped hundreds of candidates secure roles across all industries, including financial services and the public sector, from graduates to senior board-level executives.

Who are interview coaches?

They typically have years of experience as Head Hunters, HR professionals and in recruitment for leading companies. This is what gives them the insider knowledge on what hiring managers are looking for, as well as up-to-date know-how on latest interview trends.

Why should I work with one?

In a competitive job market, it’s about helping you sell yourself, to highlight your strengths and achievements, control nerves and fill yourself with confidence to secure the role you are applying for.

What will I learn?

  • How to make a great first impression.
  • Nerve control and confidence.
  • Techniques to build rapport.
  • Dealing with panel interviews.
  • Anticipating questions and structuring strategic answers to traditional, situational, behavioural and competency based interview questions.
  • How to come across with gravitas and credibility
  • How to do well in assessment centres and in group tasks.
  • What the interviewer wants to hear.
  • Salary negotiation tips.
  • Questions to ask at the end, how to close an interview and, of course, the follow up.

What is the process?

For best results we recommend a bespoke, 1-2-1 tailored approach, with single or multiple sessions customised to your chosen role and industry. This proven City CV method is one from which our clients benefit every time.

See what some of our clients have to say about the winning strategies the City CV team has created for them. Our CEO, Victoria McLean, is a recruitment industry veteran, who was recruitment manager at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and personally overseas all training package design. To find out more about how you can give yourself a competitive edge to secure the job you deserve, give us a call on +44 20 7100 6656 or email enquiries@citycv.com.