Public Sector

Knowledge is power. Having the right technique and knowing what the interviewer is looking for is the key to your success in public sector interviews.

Public sector and civil service interviews are typically competency based and very structured in nature. To do well in these interviews requires a lot of preparation but the investment pays off.

As I’ve served on public sector interview panels I’ve a direct insight as to what it takes to score highly and succeed in this environment.

Competency Interviews

In our session together, I’ll explain the STAR technique and guide you on how to strategically choose examples to support your competencies. I’ll guide you on how your answers will be evaluated and highlight pitfalls to avoid. I’ll also give you tools to allow you construct your answer clearly, and deliver it in a fluid yet structured manner.

Clients I’ve worked with:

I’ve coached clients for interviews with numerous organisations including the Civil Service, HSE, City/County Councils/Local Authorities, Prison Service, An Garda Síochána, IDA, Bord na Mona, Irish Rail, RTE, ESB and the OPW.

I’ve also coached clients for European and International organisations such as the United Nations, UNICEF, European Commission and EPSO.

Interview Coach Public Sector Jobs Ireland
Laura was an amazing find for me ahead of a recent competency based interview. I feel like after speaking with Laura I now finally understand what interviewers are looking for in competency based interviews! I was coming from the private sector so this was all new to me. The way she breaks down each question, her enthusiasm and the confidence she builds within you are remarkable! Thank you so much Laura!

Sean, HEO, Department of Agriculture

I went for interview coaching as I wasn’t familiar with the HSE competency framework and needed strong support and guidance. I was recommended to go to Laura by a colleague and found her to be very professional, respectful and highly knowledgeable. She brought out the best in me and I was really confident on the day. It was money well spent. I highly recommend for anyone going for any interview.

Siti, Medical Consultant, HSE

Laura was an excellent coach. Experienced and clear in explaining how to approach a competency based interview. Thanks Laura. I have got the job and I am starting in my new position shortly.

Pitor, Prison Officer, Irish Prison Service

Interview preparation with Laura was fantastic! She gave me a lot of information on preparing for my interview, as well structuring my interview and it really made me feel more confident in what can be a very nerve wracking situation. Couldn’t have asked for better help!

Marie, Senior Staff Officer, Local Authority

Laura is great at what she does. I’d been unsuccessful in two competitions before contacting Laura. She helped me to craft my answers in the most effective way and I was successful on my next attempt as a result.

Nicole, Garda Sergeant, Garda Síochána

Secure the job of your dreams
and gain a competitive edge in your career
by partnering with me.

Invest in yourself and take control of your future.

68 Dame Street, Dublin 2