Preparing Your Application
After an initial consultation, we meet, either in person or online, specifically looking at the role for which you are applying, matching those requirements to your experience and suggesting the experiences you will reference.
You then complete your application within a specified period, sending it to us. We give you competency by competency feedback till your application is ready to send.
We tailor each application to you so that the real, and best, you are presented to the short-listing and interview board.
We will work together to ensure that your CV matches your experience and knowledge to the specific requirements of the role for which you are applying.
You will know your strengths and where you have the skills to take on this new role.
Tips on competency-based interview preparation
To prepare for a competency-based interview, you should first assess your key strengths and weaknesses are. Then, practice answering questions that will assess your ability to perform in specific situations. Finally, be sure to have a few examples of times when you have successfully demonstrated the competencies the interviewer is looking for.
Before an interview, we recommend consulting the below list:
1. Understand the competencies being assessed in the interview.
2. Research the organization and the role to understand what they are looking for in a candidate.
3. Prepare examples of situations in which you have demonstrated the relevant competencies.
4. Practice articulating your examples clearly and concisely.
5. Be prepared to discuss both your successes and failures in relation to the competencies being assessed.
Kate helped me to prepare for my first interview in a decade. Her understanding of the complexities of the competency based interview helped bring my knowledge in this area up to date.
Through role play and dialogue, I found myself able to formulate clear, concise answers to the focused questions we worked through, with Kate helping me to draw examples from my experience to date.
There was also an emphasis on the softer interview skills. Kate emphasized the importance of body language, appropriate narratives, and self-reflection in the interview, and offered incisive suggestions about potential areas of change.
This was all done in a professional, competent and insightful manner, with a few belly laughs along the way.
Senior Health Professional