Interview Training

(30 customer reviews)


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.

30 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.

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