Responding to the interview question: “How would your peers describe you?” By Matthew Coppola


How would your peers describe you? Asking this question to an interviewee provides the employer with an insight from the candidate’s perspective on how their friends and peers see them, providing some kind of indication on what kind of person they are and what they will be like in the workplace. When trying to findContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “How would your peers describe you?” 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”

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 to deal with having a lack of industry experience, by Matthew Coppola


We’ve all heard it before. The typical response from an employer/recruiter saying that you lack industry experience. So, face with this issue, how do you deal with it? Employers generally say this because they genuinely need someone who has experience in their industry, whether it be in the same role or a completely different position.Continue reading “How to deal with having a lack of industry experience, by Matthew Coppola”

How early should I arrive to an interview? By Matthew Coppola


Aim to arrive around 10 minutes early, that is, 10 minutes early from when you arrive to the reception desk. So, it would make sense then to arrive to the employer’s business site and park by about 20minutes early. That leaves enough time to find a parking spot, compose yourself, fix your suit and thenContinue reading “How early should I arrive to 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”

Is it necessary to bring a folio of certificates to show in an interview? By Matthew Coppola


It is up to you if you want to bring a folio of certificates that you have completed over the course of your career. Generally speaking though, it would be wise to include these certificates in your resume for an employer to refer to, instead than handing them a folio for them to sift throughContinue reading “Is it necessary to bring a folio of certificates to show in 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”

What is one approach that I can take in answering a behavioural based interview question? By Matthew Coppola


Most interviews these days will involve both standard and behavioural type interview questions being asked of the candidate. Standard type questions including that such as ‘Why should we hire you?’ and ‘What makes you the best person for this role?’ and so forth. Behavioural questions, on the other hand, are asked of the candidate toContinue reading “What is one approach that I can take in answering a behavioural based interview question? By Matthew Coppola”

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”

Ways you can sell yourself in the interview and on your resume


At the end of the day, no matter how good your resume is or how incredible your credentials and experience look on paper, what matters most is your ability to really sell yourself to the employer by demonstrating with solid evidence why you are a suitable candidate for the job. So I have put togetherContinue reading “Ways you can sell yourself in the interview and on your resume”

Interview Question: Why do you want to work for our company?


There is a difference between coming across as “enthusiastic” as opposed to being “desperate”. This article answers the question many interviewers will ask about why you want to work for them.

Interview Skills Coaching and Training in Melbourne | Client Centric


Here at Client Centric, we provide an one on one Interview Coaching and Training Service in Melbourne to help you gain the confidence needed to perform well at job interviews and overcome those nerves. The advice and suggestions will be tailored and specific to your needs.

How to prepare questions to ask at your interview, by Matthew Coppola


So you have finally go the the interview stage and they tell you its next Monday at 4:00 pm. And you are excited as anything, probably throwing your fists  in the air, jumping up and down in hysterics! But then it dawns upon you that they are going to ask you serious questions and probe youContinue reading “How to prepare questions to ask at your interview, by Matthew Coppola”

Why it’s important to write a ‘thank you letter’ after your interview, by Matthew Coppola


It is very important and can even persuade a potential employer to hire you, by sending a thank you letter or email right after an interview. Most employers appreciate the effort and initiative taken by the interviewees when they follow up right after the interview. If you have an interview soon, my recommendation is to follow upContinue reading “Why it’s important to write a ‘thank you letter’ after your interview, by Matthew Coppola”

When should you bring up salary expectation?


I get asked this question a lot by my clients. When should I talk salary expectation? During the interview? Before or after? It’s like as if in our mind we think that if we start talking money, then it’s going to turn off the employer and we wont get the job. Well I have someContinue reading “When should you bring up salary expectation?”