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Interview Training

250.00

250.00

Interview Training

(65 customer reviews)

250.00

A 2-hour interview training session.  Currently all of our interview training is taking place by webcall via Zoom or MS Teams.

Prior to the training session clients provide us with the job description, their CV and/or application form, and all other information they have received about the interview process.

We then prepare and email the client a worksheet of competency questions tailored to the role. The worksheet includes guidance on how to structure answers to the competency questions using the STARR technique and guidance on how to approach the “Tell me About Yourself” question.

Is this the right Service for me?

Clients who have used our Interview Training program usually answer yes to one or more of these questions.

  • Has it been a long time since you last had an interview and you are unsure of what to expect?
  • Are you confused about how to structure answers for a Competency-Based or Strengths Based interview?
  • Have you had an interview (or a few interviews) recently, failed to land the job, and are wondering how you can improve your performance?
  • Does the thought of sitting in front of a group of strangers telling them how great you are and how you are the right candidate for the job fill you with dread and fear?
What this process involves?

The aim of Hilt’s interview training session is to enable you to walk out of the interview room thinking “I did myself justice, I was really happy with how that went.”   Too often nerves get in the way and we leave the interview thinking about all the ways we could have done a better job in there.   Hilt’s targeted training will allow you to focus during the interview, recall the most appropriate answers and think on your feet

The training comprises a 2-hour training session which can be completed via Skype/web call or face-to-face at Hilt’s office.

Training is targeted to the exact role you will be interviewed for.  Once you provide us with details of the role we prepare a worksheet of interview questions targeted directly at the role and its requirements.

We also give you guidance and tips on how to structure your answers for maximum impact. This worksheet is sent to you prior to the training session to enable you to get the maximum benefit from your two-hour session.

  • Practice your answers to questions that have been chosen by Hilt as likely interview questions in your upcoming interview
  • This will include competency questions and open questions like  “Tell me About Yourself” and “Why should we choose you?”
  • Receive detailed and continued advice, guidance, and feedback on how strong and impactful your answers are.
  • Gain awareness of the importance of body language and non-verbal communication – how do you present yourself and what do others see?
  • Get practical advice on how to leave interview nerves outside the door.
  • Receive a Trigger Word summary which allows you to easily recall your answers when in the employer interview.

65 reviews for Interview Training

  1. M.K.

    Hilt equipped me with the skills, knowledge, and excellent interview preparation which gave me the confidence, assurance, and determination to perform to the best of my ability at interview. I had not done an interview for some time but following Hilt’s interviewing skills training I approached the interview with success in my sights and got the job. The practice questions we did in training were really similar to the competency questions I was asked in the interview. So helpful. HSE Role

  2. D.C

    The Hilt interview training session helped me to focus on the important elements of my cv, and their relevance to the role I was applying for. I felt confident and reassured that I had prepared to the best of my ability before I attended the interview.

  3. Izzy Ritchie

    Hilt has been incredibly useful in my preparation for my first graduate interview. The mock interviews are a great way of getting used to the format of this recruitment process, and the feedback I received from the Hilt consultant was incredibly detailed and helped me really improve how I answer questions. It is clear the consultants invest significant time in interview analysis and produce personalised recommendations of how you can improve your interview skills. I feel much more confident now going into my real interview – thank you Hilt!

  4. JS

    It had been several years since I’d been in an interview situation so I was understandably apprehensive about what to expect. Sinead and her team were excellent: their focussed and tailored approach meant I was fully prepared and confident. Plus I was offered the job! I’d highly recommend Hilt and as they say themselves: back yourself!

  5. FC

    Interview training really helped me to focus on how to answer the questions most likely to come up in my interview. Advice on the PowerPoint presentation I had to make was also incredibly helpful and put my mind at ease going into it. Would definitely recommend, especially for anyone who hasn’t done an interview in a long time or, like me, tends to waffle their way through interviews!

  6. CD

    The interview training provided by Hilt is excellent. The person carrying out the training was really well prepared and provided with with lots of really useful feedback for improving the quality of my answers. The question sheet provided before the interview is a really useful preparation tool. I would highly recommend this in preparation for an interview

  7. G. H.

    The Hilt interview training was invaluable to me in preparing for my interview, it provided me with the confidence and skills to perform to my best at the interview. The feedback on the practice questions was extremely professional and enabled me to improve the quality of my answers and focus on the key aspects of the competencies. I would highly recommend Hilt interview training.

  8. MOD

    HILT’s interview training is an essential part of my interview preparation. It helped me to frame my experience and skills succinctly and in line with the job’s competencies.
    The training is intensive and really pushed me to improve my interview technique. After the interview, I knew that I had done my best- no regrets.
    HILT interview training is really worthwhile.

  9. MM

    A fantastic approach to the interview process, hones in on what you need to do and how you need to do it. Very useful, practical and has definitely helped me to prepare in the best way i can.

  10. OF

    Sinead was recommended to me by a friend who had gone through interview prep recently. I called Hilt very close to my interview as I wasn’t sure if I needed help or not and she fitted me in. I did need help!! Interview structures have changed and Sinead certainly knows her stuff. The approach was so clear and It was a super experience. Really great help to focus you and to concentrate on what’s important. I cannot recommend them enough and I too would recommend them to a friend.

  11. SF

    I had attended Sinead a number of years ago for interview training. Sinead really put me at ease, worked with me as an individual and customised the training to the competencies of the specific role. I was well prepared and felt comfortable going into interview (and got the job!). I felt I needed assistance prior to a recent interview and was delighted to work with Sinead again. I received the same individual customised attention and would thoroughly recommend Hilt interview training. Here’s hoping for the same result….

  12. EA

    I got the details for HILT from a colleague before going for a big interview and decided to do some interview training with them. I hadn’t done an interview for some time prior to this and so I wanted to get some practice in. I found it so beneficial as it really refined everything from the job spec and condensed it down to what I really needed to concentrate on. Sinead is so nice and really helpful. I got the job I went for and subsequently have since gotten another promotion as a result of having another shorter round of training. I couldn’t recommend this service highly enough.

  13. Fung

    The interview training provided by Hilt is great.
    It really helped me to structure the answers on how to best present it.
    I would highly recommend this sessions to my colleagues. Thanks.

  14. G.M.

    I did interview training with Sinead and really got a lot out of it. The practice questions sent prior to the training session really helped me prepare for lots of questions you may be asked in an interview. The training session helped build my confidence in delivering answers and refine and work on my answers to the competency questions. I was preparing for a HSE competency based interview.

  15. MP

    HILT interview training was highly recommended to me by a friend . I would like to say that it was the best advice I received .The style of interview preparation provided , was invaluable .The session really prepares you for the interview – being more effective in delivery of responses .Sinead was very helpful and I was successful in being offered the position . Totally worth it .

  16. M.P

    Hilt was recommended to me by a friend for an upcoming interview , it was the best advice I received . The preparation session was invaluable. Sinead really gave great direction on techniques and delivery of response to possible questions . It really helped to build my confidence prior to the interview . I would highly recommend this service to a colleague/friend .

  17. JF

    I have never felt so prepared going into an interview or got such a positive response in an interview, doing the training was a great investment in myself & my career and I took away lots of useful tips & strategies from the session.

  18. ZA

    An excellent training package, well worth the investment. Sinead has a good understanding of academia and was better able to prepare me for an interview for a lecturing position than any other coach I can think of.

  19. AC

    Fantastic service, best money I have spent in a long time! It really focused my preparations in the right areas and gave me the confidence to do a great interview. Would highly recommend.

  20. CB

    I found the Hilt interview training extremely beneficial. Following the advice I received I felt I was prepared for my interview and felt confident in my knowlege of the role I was applying for. The interview notes and trigger words provided by follow up email were a bonus and were exceptionally helpful while studying for my interview. I was also encouraged to contact Hilt thereafter if I had any follow up questions. I would highly recommend this service.

  21. AR

    Hilt were incredibly helpful to me. I got an interview at short notice but they replied to my inquiry very quickly and sent me practice questions on the same day. They gave me really practical advice in structuring my answers, prompted me to think in more detail about my skills and gave superb attention and feedback during the training. An extremely valuable service!

  22. SC

    Unbeatable help for anybody looking to prepare for an interview.

  23. K.N. Public Service

    On my recent interview training with Hilt I learned so much about how to perform well during an interview. I was having a lot of unsuccessful interviews but now I understand why and that was the biggest learning and empowerment for me. I now have the understanding and the tools to help me perform better and I would highly recommend Hilt to provide you with any help you may need regarding your employment needs. It was a very positive experience.

  24. Tara

    I recently did my first interview in 10 years. It was for an internal promotion in the public sector. I had never done a competence based interview and was quite nervous about it. The detailed preparation, coaching and tips that I received from Siobhan in Hilt were absolutely invaluable. I was so well prepared that the interview was a breeze. I thankfully was successful in the process and my interviewers commented on how confident I was. I think this was the best investment I have made in myself for quite a while and I know the skills will serve me well for future opportunities. I couldn’t recommend more highly.

  25. R.H.

    I didn’t think it was possible to go into an interview as composed as I did until after my training. I hadn’t interviewed for a new role in years and this was for a role in a completely different industry. I was able to put all of the tips into action and didn’t panic under the pressure. It was totally worth the investment! Thanks

  26. Ciara

    Hilt simplifies the interview process. I have never been more prepared in a interview than after my preparation session with Sinead. The Hilt team are incredibly helpful, supportive and definitely a must when going in to an interview. Having competency based questions prepared allowed me to relax in the interview and focus on getting my personality across as I knew I had all the competencies. Would definitely recommend – and I got the job!

  27. CH

    The interview training was a very positive experience overall. The session was well structured, the staff member was well organised and had some very helpful nuggets of information and relevant interventions which I felt improved my performance.
    Trid is trid, it was a worthwhile and beneficial exercise. Taim an bhuioch diobh.

  28. CM

    I recommend Hilt’s interview training service.
    It a very useful exercise to get focussed prior to interview and provide structured, coherent responses under pressure.
    I often find it uncomfortable to tell an audience that I am good at my job, Siobhan assisted me to articulate my experience and why I would be a great fit for a particular role in a way that feels authentic to me.

  29. EJD

    Sinead was incredibly helpful and useful in preparation for interviews I was doing. I haven’t done an interview in over 3 years and Sinead was excellent in preparing me and helping me focus on concise answers. I couldn’t recommend her more and have already passed on her details to friends.

  30. D. O’N

    The interview training session with Sinéad was an excellent education in how to prepare and structure clear and concise answers for interview scenarios. Sinéad was incredibly helpful in immediately identifying the aspects of my interview answers that needed improvement, as well as explaining why they needed improving. I ultimately came away from the session with a better ability to articulate my experience and strengths in an interview, as well the skills to better understand what potential employers are looking for in an interview.

  31. UMH

    I must confess that I have always found the process of structuring answers to key interview questions very daunting. Hilt equipped me with the tools to prepare good answers in advance and not to be thrown off by questions I thought I couldn’t answer. Particularly, the competency questions, which I always found hard in the past, are no longer out of reach and I now know how to keep my answers concise and to-the-point and deliver what the interview panel wants to hear. I feel much more confident; thank you for your help. U.M.H

  32. TD

    Hilt made the difference in my interview performance. I used the information pack they sent out to prepare for a pre-interview session with Hilt. The preparation, the sample questions and feedback from this session meant I got the job.

  33. DM

    Hilt helped me massively in the preparation for my interviews and left me with great tips and strategies for future interviews. I would highly recommend Hilt to anyone that is seeking help in getting employed.

  34. PB

    The Hilt Interview Training was a great help and gave me the the confidence to perform to the best of the my ability during my interview. The training is structured and comprehensive. The training allowed me to dissect the job description, prepare and rehearse specific relevant examples using the STARR technique and focus on the key competency. The training was also a great help in tackling difficult interview questions. I strongly recommend the Interview Training to anyone looking to prepare comprehensively for their interview.

  35. MK

    I worked with HILT to secure my current role, and have absolute confidence returning to HILT to assist me in preparation for my next post. I have worked with HILT in the delivery of training to my team. The preparation of these people was apparent when conducting interviews recently with the team.
    Excellent and professional service , highly recommended.
    MK

  36. OM

    I heard about HILT through a friend. I am glad that I did ! I hadn’t done an interview in quite some time and was very rusty. This training helped me to structure my competency answers to a high level. I felt confident and well prepared going into the interview.

  37. KD

    I highly recommend Hilt interview preparation services, which I availed of recently when going for an academic position in higher education. The training really stood by me when it came to the interview itself. I went into it with confidence that I could answer any question asked of me that I would not have had otherwise. The pre training questions and a mock interview helped me focus on the key skills and competences I had that met the job description. During the interview I was able to bring in examples and responses to showcase my abilities that Hilt helped me formulate. Thank you to Sinead for helping me back myself! KD

  38. PB

    HILT interview training is definately worthwhile, all of what we had prepared came up in the interview and it made me much more fluent that i would have been otherwise. Will have no hesitation recommending to friends.

  39. JR

    Hilt Interview training really helped me to focus on how to answer the questions most likely to come up in my interview. i would definitely recommend this training, especially for anyone who hasn’t done an interview in a long time or, like me, tends to go off track halfway through their interviews!

  40. EO’S

    My interview training session with Siobhán gave me a new lens on my skillset and what I have to offer as a potential candidate. She was so supportive in her approach and framed questions in a way that were thought provoking and inspiring. The resources she shared in advance of our session, as well as the review afterwards, will provide a foundation upon which I can develop relevant and concise responses to any anticipated questions. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  41. AB

    I had interview training with Sinead. I gained a lot of valuable knowledge but thoroughly enjoyed the training session also. Sinead is very knowledgeable and keeps the session light-hearted. I feel the training relieved some anxiety I felt about the upcoming interview. Sinead gave me confidence in my answers and helped me apply structure. I would highly recommend HILT interview training for all upcoming interviews.

  42. O.McL

    The Hilt interview training gave me the tools and the confidence I needed to be successful in landing a job at the beginning of my career. The mock interview helped massively with how I should go about answering questions and gave me instant feedback on how those answers would come across in the interview itself. I would recommend the service to anyone with an upcoming interview. Thank you Hilt!

  43. AF

    The Hilt interview training session was incredibly useful and the guidance given during this session equipped me with the skills to answer any question that was thrown my way. Hilt took the job spec, anticipated questions that would come up in the interview process and created docs for the client to prep answers. The structure used to create the answers could be applied to any question asked. The confidence gained from the session I believe helped me to secure the role. Site Lead role

  44. N.P.

    Hilt interview training session gave me the confidence and skills to perform better when applying for a promotion. Excellent tips and insight that helped me achieved my goal. Very professional and highly recommended.

  45. SD

    The Hilt Interview training I received was very beneficial, particularly practising answers to the sample interview questions I was provided and the use of trigger words also. The training allowed me to positively communicate my strengths and experience in a way that felt natural. Before the training I was feeling anxious and ill-equipped. Afterwards, I felt confident and equipped to answer any interview question asked…….a really good investment!
    Thanks Siobhán

  46. AD

    The Hilt training gave me the opportunity to strategically place my knowledge and skills against the competencies required for the position I applied for.
    It also enabled me to evidence this through the examples I had prepared with guidance from Sinead.
    The opportunity to answer questions in an interview setting with feedback really prepared me for the actual interview and reduced my anxiety. Key messages of keeping to the point , keeping it simple and clear stayed with me through the interview. I was successful in getting no 1 on the panel. Thanks Sinead.

  47. Rob F

    Fantastic 2 hour session with Sinead! Great prep work sent through in advance – I’d recommend anyone using this service to spend the time in advance of the session going through this prep work in order to maximise Sinead’s expertise while on the call.
    Despite being in industry over 23 years, I picked up loads of tips that I simply wasn’t aware of! Feel so much more confident now, and am looking forward to an upcoming series of interviews.

  48. SME

    Excellent service from Hilt, very flexible, even when I had difficulty last minute due to changing work challenges. Helped me to match interview requirements with my competencies.
    A great way to ‘hear yourself’ before the interview
    I would highly recommend Siobhan.

  49. JD

    I cannot recommend HILT highly enough. After just one session, I was equipped with the right tools to prepare properly for the interview. As a result much more confident in the interview and much better prepared! Based on my experience (I got the job!) I have recommended Sinead to friends and colleagues preparing for interviews.

  50. BS

    I can only highly recommend HILT (and already did to many of my friends). Interview training with HILT was certainly one of the best recommendation I have gotten to date!
    I took an interview training session with Sinead before my very first interview in the private sector after having spent most of my career in academia to this point. The preparation was spot on and Sinead had covered pretty much everything I was asked in the interview. I have never felt so well prepared with a proper strategic protocol for an interview. Those two hours were well invested and certainly the best preparation I could have ever asked for. Thank you!

  51. MC

    Excellent service, Siobhan was very helpful in assisting me to create more focused answers and organising the information in my head in a more structured way. The work sheet and questions created by Siobhan based on the Job description were spot on and several similar questions subsequently came up in the interview. I would highly recommend Hilt.

  52. A.H

    Hilt Interview training helped me with Focusing on what information was necessary and what wasn’t. It helped me configure structured and positive answers to questions that may be asked of me. Felt the training as a whole was well rounded and covered a wide range of subjects that would be potentially covered. Very good overall and was impressed by the service.

  53. CH

    This training was worth every penny. I went from dreading the interview to feeling confident and prepared with strategies for answering complex questions and multiple examples per question. I feel assured and determined by the end of the training and I know I will take the learnings from the session as I progress in my career.

  54. SF

    Hilt interview training helped me focus on the important points of my career and practice session gave me the opportunity to prepare my responses to the best of my ability before I attended for interview.

  55. Peter H

    This training is absolutely brilliant, Sinead is very focused and knows exactly how to go about preparing for any kind of interview. I was planning to wing it and last minute booked in for a session, very glad I did now – I have clear, simple and concise answers, very specific to the role I am applying for, just what I need to put my nerves at ease and focus on the delivery on the day. Thanks a million Sinead, couldn’t recommend the training more!

  56. SOM

    Hilt provided a bespoke interview training session that helped me build confidence, stay focused and prepare for my interview. They provided simple practical examples/tips and reassurance in a timely way so as not to overwhelm you! By the end of the session I felt I had great material and preparation tools for the interview. Many thanks to the team for the support.

  57. MT

    I found interview training with Hilt to be very helpful. Sinead is very easy and pleasant to deal with. After the training session, I felt more confident, focused and prepared for my upcoming of my interview.

  58. Sinead

    HILT is a fantastic service. I could not recommend their services more. They helped me to complete my application form and provided extremely comprehensive worthwhile feedback. The interview session was superb. I was totally put at ease and it was conducted in a most professional and knowledgeable manner. I could not recommend them more and thank them for their guidance.

  59. CG- Healthcare Professional

    Siobhán was recommended to me by a friend and I could not recommend her and Hilt more. Siobhán prepared me in how to answer competency interview questions in a more professional and knowledgeable manner. The interview session was brilliant and so helpful. If you need help with interviews well don’t hesitate in contacting Hilt!

  60. LM – Biomedical Science Professional

    Sinead was amazing. She was recommended to me by a friend and I could not recommend her enough. The session was so beneficial and I have learnt so much. She prepared me in how to answer competency interview questions in a more professional and knowledgeable manner.
    Thanks Sinead.

  61. RM – Healthcare Professional

    I have attended Hilt twice to date successfully securing a job on both occasions. As a nervous interviewee Hilt helped me each time to focus my thoughts and answer each competency question clearly. The two hour training workshop gave me an opportunity to practice questions and iron out any areas of uncertainty. I would encourage everyone to seek them out and engage their fantastic service. Many thanks Sinead and Sìobhan.

  62. SS – Education Sector

    Hilt came recommended to me by a friend and they did not disappoint. They helped me with my application form for Deputy Principal and gave clear concise guidance. The interview was fantastic and Sinead ensured I was informed, prepard,confident and ready for my big day. I received lots of positive constructive feedback and a list of trigger words to help me on the day. All in all, a fantastic experience and I couldn’t recommend them more.

  63. AO’B – Finance Professional

    I found Hilt’s interview training session really valuable. Sinead provided excellent feedback on how best to structure responses to competency based questions and was really insightful. The session was hugely helpful for interview preparation – would highly recommend.

  64. CK – Property Sector

    Hilt understood the exact questions my employers would ask and helped prepare me to answer and impress them with how to answer. I also developed a great deal of confidence for the training with them, which I carried forward to my interviews and found me great success.

  65. PD – Local Authority

    I found the interview training very helpful. It helped me structure and expand on my answers. The 2 hours flew in. Fingers crossed I’ll be successful in my next interview which is very soon 🤞🏼

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