Responding to the interview question: “What do you look for in a job?” By Matthew Coppola


What do you look for in a job? Asking this question provides the interviewer with insight and understanding of what it is that you are after in a job and what is going to motivate you to stay and put forth your best effort. By finding out what you look for in a job, theContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “What do you look for in a job?” By Matthew Coppola”

Responding to the interview question: “How well do you handle stress?” By Matthew Coppola


How well do you handle stress? Stress in the workplace is unavoidable. By definition, it’s that emotional strain and pressure that comes with demanding circumstances. We may feel pressured at times, but being stressed at work is the next level, and it’s not nice to go through. The interviewer is just trying to ascertain whatContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “How well do you handle stress?” By Matthew Coppola”

Responding to the interview question: “What is your best accomplishment to date?” By Matthew Coppola


What is your best accomplishment to date? This is a question asked by an interviewer to find out something in your career thus far that you are most proud of and an achievement that can show the kind of person you are in the workplace. Indeed, an individual’s achievements say much about who they are.Continue reading “Responding to the interview question: “What is your best accomplishment to date?” By Matthew Coppola”

Responding to the interview question: “Why are you leaving your current position?” By Matthew Coppola


Why are you leaving your current position? There are many reasons why someone would leave their job. They may have been made redundant, left for personal reasons or lost their job either for performance reasons or did not pass the probation period. Whatever the reason is (There could be so many reasons) this question usuallyContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “Why are you leaving your current position?” By Matthew Coppola”

Responding to the interview question: “Why do you want this job?” By Matthew Coppola


Why do you want this job? Fairly straight forward question, right? For most people, the real reason why they want the job may not be exactly what they decide is appropriate in the interview to say. How so? Some of the real reasons for wanting the job are: Unemployed – need to pay the billsContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “Why do you want this job?” By Matthew Coppola”

Dealing with nerves during a job interview, by Matthew Coppola


#interviewnerves #nervousinterview #interview #jobinterview When conducting interview coaching, I am often asked by individuals about how they can deal with their nerves during a job interview. They feel that that they get so nervous and flustered, that they forget what to say, have a ‘mental blank’ and end up either saying something brief and short,Continue reading “Dealing with nerves during a job interview, by Matthew Coppola”

Why we should never worry about candidates vying for the same job, by Matthew Coppola


Many individuals going for a job interview worry about the other candidates who will be interviewed too – thinking about what their competition is. But there is a good reason for not worrying and thinking about the other candidates vying for the same position. With a small business, studies say to not worry about theContinue reading “Why we should never worry about candidates vying for the same job, by Matthew Coppola”

How the saying ‘dead-end job’ invokes negativity, and why it shouldn’t, by Matthew Coppola


I am sure for many of my readers, it’s happened to us or someone we know. Why does the saying ‘in a dead-end job’ invoke so much negativity? And, why shouldn’t we see it so negative? The saying ‘dead-end job’ implies that the job has little prospect of progressing, moving forward and advancing. It hurtsContinue reading “How the saying ‘dead-end job’ invokes negativity, and why it shouldn’t, by Matthew Coppola”

What if I don’t have any weaknesses when asked at an interview? By Matthew Coppola


You may not have any professional working weaknesses that you are aware of that hinder your ability to perform a job to the best you can. Many professionals and tradespersons perform their job very, very well and do not have any areas of concern that they feel they need to address or has been raisedContinue reading “What if I don’t have any weaknesses when asked at an interview? By Matthew Coppola”

What if I don’t have any questions to ask at the end of an interview? By Matthew Coppola


You may not have any questions to ask in an interview. You might be genuinely happy with everything that you have heard during the meeting and felt that there is nothing you want to ask. But is this always the best approach to take? Think about it from the standpoint of the employer/recruiter. Do theyContinue reading “What if I don’t have any questions to ask at the end of an interview? By Matthew Coppola”

How long should I wait to send a thank-you email after an interview? By Matthew Coppola


It’s always good to send a brief; follow-up thank you email after a job interview. You may ask though ‘what am I thanking them for?’ Sending a thank you email that is brief and short is an excellent way to show your appreciation for being invited in for an interview and the fact that theyContinue reading “How long should I wait to send a thank-you email after an interview? By Matthew Coppola”

What kind of questions may I ask in an interview? By Matthew Coppola


Generally speaking, at the end of most interviews conducted, the prospective employer may ask the candidate if they have any questions before they conclude the interview. It’s always best to have at least one or two questions to ask the employer. Too many questions can be off-putting, not enough questions or any at all mayContinue reading “What kind of questions may I ask in an interview? By Matthew Coppola”

Interview skills coaching in London and surrounding suburbs


Highlight your expertise. Would you like help in responding with more confidence to perplexing interview questions? Do you find it a challenge at times in being able to highlight your strengths to a prospective company and clearly express why you would be a strong candidate for their team?  An employer can ask you questions on why youContinue reading “Interview skills coaching in London and surrounding suburbs”

Importance of displaying positive body language in an interview setting, by Matthew Coppola


Sometimes it doesn’t matter what we say or how we say something. Because if our body language – that is our physical mannerism and stature – does not match up with what we are saying, then the message that we are trying to get across will be skewered and misinterpreted. In fact, research suggests thatContinue reading “Importance of displaying positive body language in an interview setting, by Matthew Coppola”

How to answer the interview question: “Why are you changing jobs?” By Matthew Coppola


This is a common question that employers ask during the interview.   The employer doesn’t want someone half-hearted about their decision to change employment. To be half-hearted means that you are neither here nor there. The main thing is that you come across credible. When you desire to want to leave your job, there canContinue reading “How to answer the interview question: “Why are you changing jobs?” By Matthew Coppola”