Having worked in finance and accounting recruitment for over 20 years, I’ve an intimate knowledge of the sector and have worked closely with Chief Finance Officers and Human Resource Directors in sourcing excellent talent for their teams.
Talking their Language
In these interviews, it’s all about the bottom line. So when I’m helping you identify your strengths and achievements, I’ll be encouraging you to think about how your actions have brought value to the business – either through saving costs or increasing revenue. As your interview panel will be financially literate you’ll need to speak their language. The more you use specific examples, the stronger your interview will be.
What’s involved in a coaching session?
I speak to you before the session to discuss your particular needs and what you’d like to achieve at the end of our time together.
I do a mock interview and offer you feedback to give you insight on how your answers land. I work with you explore the needs and expectations of the hiring manager, and based on this I’ll help you tailor your message to ensure you are delivering what they’re looking for.
At the end of the session you’ll understand what you’re bringing to the table. You’ll be able to articulate what value you’ve brought to your previous employers and paint a picture of how this will be of benefit to your new employer. You’ll feel confident and well prepared.
What sectors have I worked with?
I’ve helped clients secure positions in the following sectors: High Tech, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Logistics, SME sector, Banking, ICT and the Professional Services.
Laura really understands finance. She asks the difficult questions and by probing me on my performance appraisals and project work I’d done, really helped me understand how I contributed to my last employer and why I was good at my job.
Rachel, Financial Controller
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My only regret is not having gone earlier to Interview Techniques! I had been on the job market for over a year before going to Laura and was not sure where I was going wrong with my interviews.
Laura quickly saw where the problem was and she worked with me to fix it.
I got the first job interview I went to after our session.