INTERVIEW PREPARATION

(Job & University)

'In my own experience, as an academic, the situation where effective communication has had the greatest consequences for people's lives has been the job application.'

(Edith Hall, The Aristotle's way)

ACHIEVING YOUR BEST INTERVIEW PERFORMANCE ON THE DAY

Interviews can be stressful and difficult experiences. You may feel that your nerves hold you back or that you struggle with clarity and poise when asked a tricky question. However, a great performance on the day is completely achievable as long as you invest in careful preparation.

HOW WILL THESE SESSIONS BENEFIT ME?

The preparation I will take you through will help you to feel confident and calm when going into the interview process. I will help you pinpoint any aspects you find challenging and then using strategies and techniques to overcome them.

MOCK INTERVIEW PRACTICE

The sessions will include a practice interview. You will be asked both general questions and ones based specifically on your cover letter, CV or personal statement. This interview will be filmed so that we can closely analyse the strengths and weaknesses in your interview technique and work together to improve and perfect it.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Communication skills are crucial in order to clearly and confidently get across what you have to say. We will work on strategies and techniques, both verbal and non-verbal, that will help you show your best self in the interview.

OVERCOMING NERVES

Nerves are one of the key things that can hamper an interview. Therefore we will learn strategies (e.g. breathing, visualisation and relaxation techniques) that can be used in the run up and during the interview so that you remain calm and collected throughout the whole process.  

Available as individual coaching,

in-person or on Zoom

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Valerie is a very talented artist and professional. She helped my daughter in her preparation for Universities 'interviews and it was a great success. My daughter succeeded everywhere she applied and prepared her interview with Valerie (IE in Spain, ESCP Europe, …). My daughter Solange also gained self-confidence and few tricks to breathe, use silence, manage time and answers properly. Solange increased maturity and self-awareness thanks to Valerie and it will help her also for the future. Thank You!

My preparation for the Sciences Po-Columbia double degree interview with Valerie was very beneficial to me. I liked her pedagogy. She helped me gain self-confidence, she taught me how to breathe and support my voice in stressful situations. She advised me on how to take care of my environment, my presentation, details that may seem trivial but are extremely important. The preparation took place in both French and English, which I greatly appreciated. I was admitted to this program, a big thank you Valerie for your help!

Solange Chardon, 

Business School Applicant

My experience with Valerie was great. Thanks to her help for the interview preparation, I got admitted to the university I wanted. Valerie is a warm person who will help you feel good about yourself, giving you confidence in your ability to succeed. I highly recommend her!