Thursday, May 18, 2023

Interview coaching in Melbourne will help you prepare

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Interview Coaching Melbourne 

I can help you get those interview nerves under control, by helping you feel more confident that you're well-prepared. Most people get nervous when they have to attend a job interview.

Chances are that your competition will probably be nervous as well. But interview coaching can give you an important edge.

Interview coaching can prepare you for the different types of questions you will face in your interview. Behavioural interviews  can be particularly challenging and the right interview coach will help to ensure you are using strong examples that serve to showcase your relevant strengths and capabilities. 


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Presenting your best self in a behavioural interview requires strong preparation 
  • Maybe you're a paramedic going for an interview with Ambulance Victoria
  • Maybe you're trying to become a firefighter with Fire Rescue Victoria  / CFA / MFB?
  • Perhaps you're attending an interview for a government job - either VPS or APS
  • Perhaps you're being interviewed for a medical or entry into specialist training
  • Or maybe it's just been a while since you've attended an interview

I'm an interview coach based in Melbourne, Australia with over 25 years of experience with interview training. I help people prepare for behavioural interviews.  Also as a psychologist, I ensure people cultivate the right mindset for achieving peak performance.  

PLEASE NOTE the coaching is delivered on-line - through MS Teams 

Additionally, I train hiring managers in the design and conduct of behavioural interviews - which tends to be regarded as best-practice interview technique across both public sector government departments and also the larger private sector corporations. So I understand what recruitment hiring managers are looking for.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions on 0430 972 578 (I'm located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne). The fee for a 75 minute online intensive coaching session is $180

Gain balanced feedback from your interview coach

In an interview coaching session, you gain the opportunity to rehearse and practice for your interview. An experienced and professional interview coach will provide you with feedback on your responses to possible interview questions. 

The feedback should be balanced, in terms of both helping you to appreciate your strengths - and also helping you to improve some answers or examples that may not be working.

Three different interview coaching case studies ....

Let me share with you 3 different stories from some interview coaching sessions that I've conducted recently. Each story will help to illustrate an interview mistake that you should try to avoid .....

1. He was providing the wrong examples to behavioural questions

Brad was a young Engineering graduate who had attended several interviews and had been unsuccessful. Understandably he was beginning to lose some self-confidence - and he was becoming frustrated as well, because he was given no meaningful feedback from any of these interviews, despite having requested it. His university results on his resume were very impressive and he presented with an earnest and thoughtful manner. As we proceeded through the coaching session, what became evident with how Brad responded to behavioural questions was that he was solely providing examples from his life at university........ 

He was neglecting to offer any examples from his workplace placement experience (for example, perhaps in relation to working with difficult people) - nor did be draw upon any of his experience in travelling overseas (for example, that could have been used in demonstrating his ability to be adaptable). By drawing upon a wider range of examples from different dimensions of his admittedly short career and also his life, Brad started to project greater maturity - and was subsequently successful at his next graduate interview.

2. She wasn't selling herself

Judith was an Executive Assistant, a mature lady who had not needed to attend an interview in over 15 years.  However, owing to a re-structure within the company and the appointment of a reduced senior executive team, she was faced with the daunting requirement to interview for an EA / PA role. Apparently there were 5 current PA's applying for only 3 positions in the new structure. She sought interview coaching to help her understand what was expected of her at the interview - which was scheduled for later that same week. 

She presented herself with a professional and composed manner - but basically needed a lot of practice to start talking less modestly about her contributions and to start owning her achievements. Although she found it uncomfortable during the first half of our coaching session - she eventually accepted that no-one else was going to sing her praises and she began to speak with gradually greater conviction about her skills and strengths. She contacted me the following week, relieved that she had been appointed to one of the roles.

3. He was rushing his answers - and had an experience gap

Marcus was an Account Manager with an advertising company.  He presented with energy and drive. He was seeking a promotion to a Senior Account Manager role within the same company. During the coaching session, he projected enthusiasm about his work and his communication style was both fluent and confident. His responses to practice interview questions that related to the more technical and creative side of his role were impressive - although somewhat rushed (which carried the risk of him misinterpreting a question) ......... 

So we worked on learning to pause between the question and his answer, to ensure he properly digested the intent of the question. However, a bigger issue for Marcus was that the Senior's role was one that also carried responsibility for the mentoring and some supervision of junior staff - and it became apparent during the coaching session that Marcus had not really prepared himself for likely questions around these types of capabilities. Quite frankly, his responses were shallow and would likely have been assessed as unsatisfactory for an interviewer......... During the session, we worked on identifying some further examples of when he had helped with the on-boarding of new staff - and also worked on helping him to explain in more detail and with more method, the steps he would go through when training another employee in a new task ........

Although Marcus subsequently contacted me to say he missed out on this particular promotion, he was given very encouraging feedback from the interview panel that he had presented very well. His manager was going to delegate some more opportunities for him to gain further mentoring experience - which was seen as his major shortfall. The good news was that he was encouraged to apply for another Senior's role that was expected to become vacant within the next few months - with the indication he would be a strong contender for that role, once he'd gained the extra development experience.

Interview Coaching- what it can and can’t do for you

So, what do these stories serve to illustrate about the potential benefits that interview coaching can offer to you? ........ Getting some professional training and expert help to improve your interview skills of itself will not be a silver bullet that will hide the reality if there are short-comings in your experience against the position requirements.

But sometimes, by learning how to better show-case your strengths and achievements, the relative impact of any potential skill-gap can a least be minimised.

A second potential benefit of working with an experienced interview coach is that they can reduce your anxiety or uncertainty about what you will face. No coach will be able to predict the exact interview questions that you will be asked - but they should anticipate the types of questions you will encounter.  Interview coaching with a professional can give you a crucial edge to help you perform at your best on the day.
"Never let an unsuccessful interview discourage you from trying again. Learn from it - improve - and then move forward with perseverance"
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About the author Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development, a leading corporate training & HR consulting company. 

He is a very highly experienced interview coach i - learn more at Interview Coach Melbourne

If you want expert help rehearsing for your next interview, then call or text Brian on 0430 972 578.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Is interview coaching right for you?

An interview coach to help you prepare 

So, you're thinking about getting some interview coaching? That's great - feeling well prepared for your interview will certainly help you to project confidence and conviction.

But will seeing a professional interview coach be worth the time and money? Will it offer you any extra benefits that practicing with a trusted friend or colleague can't offer you?
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Well, before answering these questions, let me declare the obvious ..... There is some potential self-interest in my response. I've been delivering interview training and interview coaching services here in Melbourne for more than twenty years ....... So, having made this not-surprising disclosure - what do I believe a good experienced interview coach can do for you?
  1. They should be able to assist you in clarifying any possible points of difference - which in turn help you to "stand out from the crowd". In other words, there may be unique aspects of your career history that have equipped you with some skills and particular strengths that are not possessed by other candidates (ie. your competition)
  2. An interview coach will have you rehearse and practice your responses to possible interview questions ....... And provide you with feedback to help you present your skills and capabilities more effectively
  3. You will gain feedback on both the content of your responses to questions - as well as the style and structure of your responses. Impressions that others gain about you during the job interview, like any form of interpersonal communication, are influenced as much by how you deliver your message as by what you actually say. You might be surprised by the number of times that I have observed interviewees display body language that undermines their credibility. So gaining good quality feedback will improve your self-awareness. And the feedback you receive should include identifying your interview strengths - not just focus on what needs to change.
So, it's up to you to determine whether the investment of time and money will be worth it. However, any type of preparation that helps you to gain control over your interview nerves (don't expect to eliminate anxiety completely) can only help you to sell yourself more effectively.

What can you expect to pay?

Depends partly upon the level of experience of the interview coach - but usually the fees will range from between $175 - $350 per session (the top end being more for executive positions) - with a session typically lasting from 1 hour and up to 2 hours. My fee is $250 + gst. (Enquires 0430 972 578)

And like any type of service provider, some interview coaches are better than others. So word-of-mouth referral is always a useful guide. But otherwise, don't be afraid to probe the experience and also the approach of any potential interview coach before booking your session. See how well they are able to sell their experience to you - because if they're not convincing with this, then maybe they are not the right coach for you.

In particular, given the increased use of behavioural questions by interviewers - check out that your proposed interview coach has a solid grasp of how to respond to these types of questions.

About the author
Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development, a leading corporate training & HR consulting company. 

He is a qualified psychologist and a highly experienced  interview coach based in Melbourne, who will help you to prepare for your interview. Through practice and feedback, you will polish your interview skills and gain more confidence.

If you want expert help rehearsing for your next interview, then call or text Brian for interview coaching on 0430 972 578

Friday, November 7, 2014

Selling and speaking about yourself at the job interview – when this doesn’t come easy

As you well know, when you’re being interviewed for a job – it’s not a time to be modest, it's a time for selling yourself. You need to be ready and willing to express with confidence the capabilities that you’ve acquired in your career.

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Furthermore, you need to describe with conviction the situations in which these capabilities have been displayed and how they have contributed towards your achievements.

Yes it's true, the more extroverted personalities do have a bit of an advantage when it comes to selling themselves at the job interview. They tend to find it easier to talk about themselves.

For those of you who are not quite so extroverted, it probably feels a little uncomfortable having to speak so much about yourself and to be the focus of intense attention for so long….. It may even feel like you've got to summon up some courage to submit yourself to the scrutiny of the interview process
Your thinking may need an “adjustment”
In particular, for those of you who might have been taught at a young age that “no-one likes a show-off” and “you shouldn’t big-note yourself” and “modesty is a virtue” ...... Well, these types of messages from "authority figures" early in your life would have left an imprint on the way you think you should behave - as well as influencing your self-esteem.  You’ve probably been hard-wired to think that you should be humble and you don’t want to be seen as being conceited or pushy by talking too positively about yourself.

But just because something feels uncomfortable, doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to do it. If we never stretched our comfort zone in life, then we’d always simply remain where we are – doing what we’ve always done. Growth and discovery begin at the end of your comfort zone.  Too often when people say a behaviour doesn’t feel “natural” for them, what they’re really saying is that it’s not something they’ve done a lot of in the past. But that doesn’t have to be the way it is moving forward to the future.

What I’m suggesting here is that you can learn to overcome this reluctance to speak positively about your achievements. But it does require a change in your thinking. ….. In order to start selling yourself more effectively, you need to give yourself permission to talk about your strengths …… You need to cultivate an inner mindset that says if you don’t speak about your achievements and actually take credit for what you have done, then the interviewers won’t be able to make a proper assessment about your fitness for the job.

Telling your story

selling yourself at interviewThe interview is your time …… The interviewers want you to describe all that you have to offer. They are wanting you to tell your story – and if you don’t, who will?
The interview is not the time to be a shrinking violet. It is not the time to be self-effacing nor modest. It is the time you must believe in the value of what you are offering. You might be thinking here that you’ve listed your skills, strengths and achievements in your application – so the interviewers should be aware of them.
Your application won you the interview – now what you actually say during the interview and how you present and package your experience will be central to determining whether you win the job.

Interview tips on projecting confidence 
  1. You’re more likely to feel some measure of confidence when you know that you are well prepared for the interview and that you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you will be facing. Try to learn the names of the interviewers and maybe even see if they have a LinkedIn profile you can check up on. Practice, train and rehearse for the interview - try to anticipate some of the behavioural questions that interviewers can ask. Maybe even think about getting some interview coaching
  2. Appearance is important – ensure that what you’re wearing and your grooming is all top-notch. Now-days that might not require that the guys wear a suit and tie – but what it does mean is that you do not appear having dressed too casual. When you feel that you’re looking good, you’re more likely to feel good about selling yourself.
  3. While you’re in the waiting room before the interview, maybe have another read of your resume and application – Remind yourself of your achievements and get your mind in the right space …… Under no circumstances allow your mind to dredge up bad interviewing experiences you may have had in the past. You’ve learned from those experiences – and so ensure that you control your focus to be on positive memories and that you recall times when you have succeeded. This will help generate positive energy within you. Actually try smiling to yourself to get yourself into that happy, friendly mindset
  4. Get your body language right during the interview …… be friendly, smile a little – but not all the time. Sit up straight, keep your chin up – and project your voice. Avoid fidgeting. Maintain good eye contact with the interviewers
  5. When you are asked a question, by all means pause and first collect your thoughts before answering. But try to avoid being hesitant during the delivery of your answers
  6. Take credit for your initiatives ….. use first-person language “I introduced …”, “I co-ordinated …”, “T was able to gain support for …” instead of “We …”.  Also, on the this theme of confident language, avoid soft terms like “I think …” and instead replace them with stronger terms like “I’ve found …” or “From my experience, …”
  7. Accept that you will have some nerves – but also you can apply techniques to control some of those nerves. Try saying to yourself you feel excited about the opportunity, instead of thinking that you’re nervous. And recognise that most other interviewees will also be feeling nervous too.
  8. During the interview, if you get stumped on a difficult question, chances are that many of the other interviewees will also get stumped.  You might think to yourself that you didn’t give a great answer – but hey, maybe the interviewer thinks differently. And maybe your answer might prove to be better than other answers that were given…….. The main point here, is don’t allow the demon of self-doubt to start creating inhibitions and anxiety.  Instead, you take a deep breath, compose yourself and get ready for the next question – instead of dwelling on what you think may been a poor answer to the previous question.   
So in closing, selling yourself at the job interview is going to be easier when you approach it with the right mindset. Rid yourself of any self-limiting and mistaken beliefs that speaking about your strengths, skills and achievements is conceited. Do not permit the fear of failure to hold you back from fully committing yourself throughout any part of the application and interview process. Embrace the opportunity to unashamedly promote yourself, and empower yourself by recognising that if you have been invited to an interview, then the expectation is that you will speak about what you have to offer.

So summon forth the courage that lies within you and walk boldly into the interview room, hold your head up high, pull your shoulders back and believe that this is your time,

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About the author
Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development, a leading corporate training company. He is a qualified psychologist and a highly experienced  interview coach based in Melbourne, who can help you to develop your interview confidence. If you want expert help preparing and rehearsing for your next interview, then contact him for interview training on phone 0430 972 578 
- or find out more about him at his Google + profile

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to control interview nerves

Interview training MelbourneDo you feel that you get too nervous when you're going for a job interview? ...... Do you worry that your nerves and anxiety will be noticed by the interviewers - and that this may create doubts within them about your capability to perform the job?

You may think it sounds a little trite for me to say this - but it's OK to feel a little nervous about the prospect of being interviewed. The interview and the opportunity that it offers is important to you - and you want to do well. And being interviewed is not something that you probably do all that often ..... Therefore given these factors, it's only natural that you'll be feeling a little apprehensive about what you might face at the interview.

Most people get nervous with interviews

It's quite unreasonable to be expecting that you will be totally calm and free from any nerves when you learn the good news that you've won an interview. But the key is being able to control your anxiety so that it doesn't undermine your ability to present yourself in a clear and confident manner, nor inhibit your clarity of thought.

Take a slow, deep breath

Have a look at this short video clip, which offers several simple ideas that might help you to gain some control over your anxiety. Some of these interview tips relate to the importance of taking a deep breath ...... You would really be surprised at the number of times that I see people unknowingly hold their breath and "freeze" for at least a few seconds when they are surprised by a particular interview question.

And it's not as though certain professions are more characterised by this reaction - it's something that I've observed right across disciplines. I've been doing interview coaching for more than 20 years with all different types of people - including engineers, analysts, executives, lawyers, doctors, accountants, teachers, sales people ....

How crazy is it to hold your breath when you're unsure? Wouldn't you say that if you're caught unawares by a situation and you're not sure what to do, then this is the time to ensure that the brain be supplied with some good quality oxygen to help you think more clearly? Boy, don't we just shoot ourselves in the foot sometimes? So monitor the quality of your breathing with "mindfulness" and this will help to relax and keep focused.

Interview coaching can help you feel well prepared

For building your confidence, there is no substitute for feeling as though you are thoroughly prepared. This helps, as far as reasonably possible at least, to reduce the uncertainty of what you might encounter at the interview. 

It's reassuring to know that you've researched the company, you're familiar with the scope of the job, you know how you're getting to the interview and plan to arrive early, you've thought about the types of questions that could possibly be asked of you and you have your evidence portfolio. The only other thing that you might consider is an interview rehearsal ....

If you are looking for an interview coach and some professional help in practising and rehearsing for your next job interview, and you are located in or around Melbourne, Australia -  then consider giving me a call (phone 0430 972 578) or send me an email to enquire about whether some one-one interview coaching may be the right solution for you ...... For more details, see interview training 

Face your fear

One final tip that might help you manage interview anxiety .... See if you can flush out  what may be actually triggering any excessive nerves. Whether it is a fear of failure, or a fear of rejection, or maybe a fear that you'll never again have an opportunity like this one to get the perfect job, or perhaps simply a fear of saying something stupid ....... Behind the fear is very likely some completely irrational negative "self talk" that you can argue with and replace with a much more realistic and more self-affirming thought process. 

Learning to control some of the internal self-critical chatter that goes on in your mind is one of the keys to cultivating positive thinking and feeling confident during the interview. Refuse to allow any of the "inner demons of self-doubt" to infiltrate your thinking. Instead, affirm to yourself that you will be able to handle the experience and don't lose sight of your strengths, skills and achievements. After all, these are what earned you the interview.

About the author
Brian Carroll is the founder of a management training and leadership development company, Performance Development, based in Melbourne, Australia.  He is a qualified psychologist and highly experienced interview coach with a background in recruitment. His passion is assisting people to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential. He is very familiar with public sector selection processes and helps people prepare and rehearse for behavioural interviews. Phone now to discuss 0430 972 578

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Interview Tips : Behavioural interview questions

Getting ready for a behavioural interview

Behavioural interview questions are now quite commonly used by an increasing number of interviewers - particularly within the public sector..

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If you've been out of the interview game for a while, then you might perhaps not have had much experience in dealing with them. In the old days, interviewers tended to ask more "hypothetical" type questions ....... These were questions that basically checked if you knew how to handle a situation "in theory". - or in other words you appeared to show an understanding of how a particular situation should be dealt with.

However a problem that employers were finding in the past with these types of interview questions, was that even though some people may have responded correctly in the interview and they successfully displayed a knowledge of how a situation should be handled - when they were appointed to the role, those same people were not actually applying their knowledge. In other words, their actions on the job didn't match their words

  • What is a behavioural question?

Behavioural questions were designed to correct this problem and were found to be a better predictor of workplace performance. The premise of the behavioural interview is that your past workplace behaviour will be an indication of your future workplace performance.. So if you're preparing yourself for an interview, one important interview tip is to get yourself ready to face some behavioural questions. The following short video clip offers you a nice short explanation of the nature of behavioural questions and how they are being used by employers.. See what you think ......

An experienced interview coach should be able to help build your confidence in practicing how to handle behavioural interview questions - as well as provide you with feedback to ensure that you are presenting yourself positively.. But you can do some interview training yourself,  with sample behavioural questions that can be asked by an interviewer

Some anxiety associated with interviews is only natural. However if you find yourself feeling overly anxious about your interview, then you might need to put things into a bit more perspective - and work at ways of developing your mental toughness 

  • A method for providing a behavioural example

A common method for answering a behavioural question is to use STAR as a way of structuring your response. The following short video clip explains how to use this framework to maximum effect  and offers some tips to help you tell your story  ....

© Copyright 2013. Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development - He is an interview coach with more than 20 years experience, and is also a qualified psychologist. Call him on 0430 972 578

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Selling Yourself at the Job Interview

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Rehearse with a professional & learn to sell yourself more confidently
A job interview is no time to be modest

Job interview success is as much about your selling and communication skills, as it is about your technical and job specific skills.

You've got to be able to sell yourself - both in your written application and at the job interview. Many of us have been conditioned to be modest and avoid "blowing our own trumpet" - and yet this mindset will definitely be counter-productive to our chances of success at the interview. 

Presuming you are offered one - what are some of the keys to performing well during the job interview? Here are seven quick interview tips ......
  1. When you are first introduced to the interviewers, be friendly and smile, and make sure you look them in the eye when you shake hands. Wait to be invited to take a seat - don't just sit down. The interviewers will probably take a minute or two for some small talk, so be natural and conversational - they're just trying to set you at ease.
  2. Practice and rehearse your response to a very common opening interview question "Tell us a bit about yourself" ...... It is the opportunity to highlight some of the major elements of your past experience and work history that is most relevant to the position you are applying for. It is also an opportunity to make reference to some of your major achievements - without yet going into too much detail (there will be more opportunity to do that in responding to later questions). It is a a time to refer to some of the strengths and qualities that you would bring to the position - and it is the time to show and explain why you have such an interest in the role and the organisation.
  3. Don't rush your answers. Pause and take a breath before replying to a question. This will allow you a few moments to actually collect your thoughts - and it projects more composure on your part
  4. In the case of being interviewed by a panel, share your eye contact between all of the interviewers - although the person who asked you the question should receive the majority of your eye contact.
  5. Occasionally use the names of the interviewers when you are responding to their question - but avoid overkill on this
  6. Don't be afraid to take in some brief notes to help remind you of some of your relevant achievements as they relate to each of the selection criteria. But only have a few bullet points that serve as memory joggers when you glance down - avoid lengthy text which has to be read.
  7. Prepare examples for answering behavioural questions. These types of questions ask you for specific examples of when you have displayed a particular capability or quality. eg. "Tell us about a time when you displayed initiative in the workplace" or "Give us an example of when you were faced with an angry customer and how you handled the situation". A common way of structuring your response to a behavioural question is through the use of "STAR" - in which you briefly describe the Situation and the nature of the task or challenge you dealt with. You describe the Actions and approaches that you took. And then describe the Result and outcome to the situation (ie. this might involve explaining in what way your actions resolved the problem successfully)
In closing, the job interview is no time for modesty on your part. It is the time for you to tell your story in a convincing and confident manner - because if you don't speak up about your strengths and achievements with conviction, then who will?
Are you looking for an experienced interview coach located in Melbourne?
By the way, if you're interested in getting some one-on-one interview training to polish your interview skills, then I can help.  My name is Brian Carroll and I bring more than 20 years of experience in the field of interview skills training, interview coaching and recruitment. I can help you find that extra edge that you are seeking. 

I've worked with a wide variety of people wanting to improve their interview skills - from senior executives to new graduates. In particular, people wanting to improve their ability to handle behavioural interview questions - which the public sector places such a heavy emphasis upon in their interviews.  A 90 minute intensive interview coaching session costs $250.

Just call me on 0430 972 578, and have a chat, to see if you would benefit from one-on-one interview training. I'm located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Mooroolbark, which is past Ringwood). For more information, take a look at Interview Coaching Melbourne 

What are interviewers looking for ......

You might find the following short video clip interesting - it offers some useful reminders about what interviewers are actually looking for in candidates during the interview ......

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Job Interview - confidence from sound preparation

interview training builds confidenceLet's not kid ourselves ..... the best person for the job doesn't always win it!
Whether we like it or not, the person who wins at the job interview understands how the game is played and knows how to sell themselves. And to perform at your best requires that you be well prepared and that your interview skills are as sound as any of your technical skills

So, what are some of the essential points for you to consider as part of your interview preparation, assuming that your application has awarded you with an interview opportunity......
  1. Understand the position requirements and the selection criteria that will be used to assess you
  2. Research the organisation and know the scope of the business, including any statement of mission and values. If possible, talk to some of the staff who work there, or people who may have worked there in the past. Learn as much about their culture as possible - after all, you need to be assured that you will be comfortable working there
  3. Prepare your responses to likely questions. At least some of the interview questions can be anticipated, so rehearse your answers to these
  4. Avoid dwelling on any past unsuccessful interviews experiences you may have had. Although by all means, learn from any mistakes you may have made. But start thinking positively about what you will do differently this time.
  5. Practice your response to a very common opening interview question "Tell us a bit about yourself". Aim to deliver a maximum two minute summary of the strongest parts of your work and life experience, and education, that have equipped you with the skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the position
  6. Plan to arrive at the interview early, so that you can ensure you are feeling composed. You certainly do not need any added anxiety caused by a traffic jam or a delayed train on your way to the interview
Interview Coaching ...

If you are looking for some one-on-one coaching and interview training to help develop or polish your interview skills, then have a look at Interview Coach Melbourne.

You may be new to the job market and feeling anxious, or it may simply have been a while since your last interview, or maybe this is your dream job and you want to grab any advantage that you can get. Regardless of your reason, it can certainly help to receive interview training from an experienced professional. However, if this is not an option for you, then just try and practice with friends or family who have had some experience in being successful at interviews.

For most people, confidence comes from feeling well prepared. Just make sure that you are practicing the right thing. Good luck at your interview - I hope you win the job that will make you happy.