Prepare For Job Interviews

1 – 1.5 hours

Carr Communications is the recognised leader in Interview Preparation. This is one of the most important presentations you will ever make. People often recognize that they have done a disservice to their own potential by failing to prepare correctly. This session will ensure you give your best interview.

If you are a graduate going for your first interview, a Civil Servant doing a competency-based interview, a manager or executive in the private and public sector or a specialist, we will help you to prepare and do a better interview.

The Session

We will record a full interview lasting 20-30 minutes. The interview will be based on your current CV/Application Form and the Job Specification. This serves as the basis for a detailed assessment and feedback, from which will come concrete specific guidelines.

Highly individual assessment helps you identify your strengths and the techniques that suit you best. Our interview preparation sessions have an unequalled track record.

This Session Will Show You How To:
  • Do a better interview
  • Structure your approach to preparing
  • Identify competencies and abilities
  • Anticipate questions
  • Prepare effective answers
  • Deal with probing questions
  • Rehearse your interview
  • Deal with nerves and anxiety
  • Do a confident and persuasive interview

1.5 – 2 Hours

Highly structured and competency-based interviews are now becoming the norm and Carr Communications has driven the move from theory to practice, developing, testing and introducing such interview approaches in a wide range of public and private sector bodies. Competency-based interviews present the job applicant, in advance of the face-to-face encounter, with a precise list of the competencies on which they will be judged.

Accordingly, preparation for such interviews is markedly different to that required for traditional unstructured interviews. Carr Communications prepares executives at all levels for such interviews. This session takes you through the entire process so there are no surprises.

If you are a graduate, a Civil Servant, a specialist, a manager or executive in the private and public sector we will help you to prepare for competency-based interview.

The Session

We will record a full interview. The interview will be based on your current CV, your application form and the specific competencies from the job specification. This serves as the basis for a detailed assessment and feedback, from which will come concrete specific guidelines.

Highly individual assessment helps you identify your strengths and the techniques that suit you best. Our interview preparation sessions have an unequalled track record.

This Session Will Show You How To:
  • Understand the process
  • Highlight competency differentiation
  • Prepare effective answers
  • Rehearse your interview
  • Deal with probing questions
  • Deal with nerves and anxiety
  • Do a confident and persuasive interview

1.5 – 2 Hours

More frequently presentations are being used as a method of selection as part of the recruitment process. We have an unrivalled track record in preparing candidates to present at interview. The emphasis is on preparation and developing confidence.

If you have to do a presentation as part of a selection process we can help. We prepare all candidates to present at interview from students presenting their theses to managers presenting their business plans.

The Session

Our consultant will record you delivering your presentation. This serves as the basis for a detailed assessment and feedback, from which will come concrete specific guidelines.

This Session Will:
  • Show you the best way to prepare and present
  • Give you proven methods to be interesting, understandable and memorable
  • Match your message to your audience
  • Enable you to handle nerves
  • Help you identify the specific audience you must reach
  • Provide you with sophisticated approaches to notes and visual aids
  • Ensure you avoid the 8 deadly speechmaker’s faults
  • Show you the Ten Steps to Effective Presentation

One Day Programme

Assessment Centres are regarded as one of the most reliable forms of selection. They are often used by larger organisations as a part of the recruitment and development process where they are looking for evidence of a range of abilities and skills.

If you are attending an Assessment or Development Centre as part of a recruitment or development process then this programme is a must. The programme will provide you with an opportunity to really understand the process and practice typical exercises and activities.

The Programme

At this programme our consultants will

  • Explain the key components of a typical Assessment or Development centre
  • Outline the core competencies being assessed by each activity or exercise
  • Provide you with an opportunity to try out these exercises
  • Provide guidelines and assist you in preparing a personal action plan for preparing for your Assessment centre
This Programme Will Cover:
  • Typical Assessment Centre structure
  • Typical Assessment Centre exercises and activities
  • Assessing competencies
  • Approaching the exercises
  • Sample exercises and key learning

Contact Us

To book, find out more information or simply have a chat about what programme might suit you best please contact us on:

Tel: (+353.1) 772 8900
Fax: (+353.1) 772 8901
Email: info@carrcommunications.ie

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