NEW REMOTE COURSE – CONFIDENT JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS
Offered in formats:
Three-hour, remote group course – on fixed dates
Three-hour, one-to-one remote course – flexible dates by arrangement
Longer one-to-one course – flexible dates by arrangement
Looking for a new job and attending job interviews can be positive and inspiring, but also stressful.
This remote interactive course ‘CONFIDENT JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS’ will equip you with the skills needed for success in that next important job interview.
Offered both as a half-day group intensive, or one-to-one remote half-day intensive (plus one-to-one over a longer period): the course agenda targets key areas of skills-acquisition vital for confident interview skills.
LEARNING OUTLINE AND OBJECTIVES
- Prepare to be confident in your interviews.
- Learn how to answer interview questions with greater confidence.
- Discover confident language structures to convey increased impact.
- Techniques for avoiding over-speaking, padding words and hesitation sounds.
- Use your voice confidently in interviews.
- Model confident body language in interviews
- Maintain good eye contact with your interviewers.
- Calm nerves and reduce Fight, Flight, and Freeze.
PREPARING TO SUCCEED in your upcoming job interview – 10 important questions to ask yourself:
- Can I comfortably state my achievements in professional situations?
- As much as I would like this job. Is it a good fit for me?
- How many of the core competencies of the new position do already have?
- What do I know about my potential next employer?
- What ideas would I suggest to build further company growth?
- Am I able to imagine myself doing the job successfully?
- What can I bring to the role that others cannot?
- Can I provide at least one example where I overcome a problem and turned it around in my current or past job?
- Can I name 1-8 professional/personal achievements?
- Am I able to realistically reconcile myself to and learn past failures?
USING CONFIDENT LANGUAGE IN JOB INTERVIEWS
- Consider the balance of your verbal statements: avoiding both under, and over-speaking.
- Consider your verbs: Powerful verbs for confident communication.
- ACTIVITY: Develop your verb power – practical activity in pairs.
- Consider the power of your adjectives and nouns.
- Common interview questions: Verbal techniques to begin your responses well.
- ACTIVITY: Practice a wider range of verbs, adjectives, and nouns in pairs.
- ACTIVITY: PUTTING IT ALTOGETHER: First role-play scenario – Practising five interview questions in pairs.
USING CONFIDENT BODY LANGUAGE AND EYE CONTACT IN JOB INTERVIEWS:
- ACTIVITY: Taking up more physical space to be confident in job interviews.
- ACTIVITY: VERTICAL, LATERAL, BREADTH MODEL into diaphragmatic breathing.
- Boosting your credibility: optimising arm movements and physical stillness
- ACTIVITY: Adopting good levels of eye contact
- PUTTING IT ALTOGETHER: Second role-play scenario: Practice in pairs – repeat the five interview questions incorporating optimal posture, low breathing, and good eye contact.
REDUCING NERVES IN JOB INTERVIEWS:
- Cultivating effective self-management practises – breathing exercises are the key.
- ACTIVITY: Breathing exercises to reduce stress hormones and manage nerves effectively
- Synchronising breathing into speaking for confident speaking in interviews
- ACTIVITY: Breathing in and then speaking on the outbreath (Solo practice)
- ACTIVITY: Working in pairs practice answering 5 further interview questions applying the breathing into speaking techniques.
BUILDING VOCAL CONFIDENCE IN JOB INTERVIEWS
- ACTIVITY: Using pitch movement up on key words on strong syllable. Apply on verbs, nouns, and adjectives. Practice solo and then in pairs.
- ACTIVITY: Applying the power of pause in your responses. Practice solo and then in pairs.
- ACTIVITY: Varying pace to provide vocal variety. Practice solo and then in pairs.
WORKING WITHIN: CONFRONTING IMPOSTER SYNDROME AND NEGATIVE INTERIOR VOICES.
- Recognising when negative interior voices occur.
- ACTIVITY: Learn and practise the key techniques ‘Identification-Disidentification’ and Defusion to counter negative inner voices.
- ACTIVITY: Name the external triggers that trigger negative interior voices within.
- ACTIVITY: Practise answering difficult questions from a neutral response.
SIMULATED JOB INTERVIEW IN PAIRS:
- ACTIVITY: Both partners get the opportunity to role-play the job interview setting – asking and responding back to ten job interview questions.
- What is your most important take-away from today?
- Which skills are most essential for you to practise?
- Can you commit to at least 7/10 commitment levels to practising these essential skills?
- Who else on the course could you continue to practise with?
SCHEDULED DATE FOR REMOTE GROUP HALF-DAY COURSE:
Sunday, 26th November from 10am to 1pm on ZOOM.
COST: For the group intensive: £50 PER PARTICIPANT – concessions and sliding scale also available.
TO BOOK: Please email on email@example.com or call + 44 (0) 7032 440 043.
If you would like to schedule a one-to-one training of the same course (fee by arrangement. Sliding scale and concessions available) please contact me for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org or + 44 (0) 7932 440 043.