I have worked with Sara on two separate occasions in preparation for job interviews, both of which I was offered and accepted. Sara’s knowledge and approach provided me with huge confidence going into the interview. From working with Sara I was able to anticipate the questions, as well as answer them professionally whilst showing myself in the best light. Like with most challenges, it is all about technique and Sara was able to provide me with this skill. Sara has enabled me to excel in my career, definitely a good investment.
I came to Sara after spending ten months searching for my first position as an Occupational Therapist. Despite being well qualified and getting invited to lots of interviews, I was repeatedly being unsuccessful at interview stage, which had really affected my confidence.
I researched and got in touch with a few individuals/companies offering help with interview preparation/technique. From my conversation with Sara it was clear that she was offering a highly personalised service, which contrasted with the more corporate approach of some of the others. For example, Sara spent time before our session going over the Person Specifications & Job Descriptions of the Occupational Therapy positions I was applying for, and gave me some preparatory exercises to do before our session, which made me feel a lot more positive immediately.
My session with Sara was relaxed but very focused, and we covered a lot in our 3 hour session; after some warm-up exercises we did a practice interview which was filmed, and then watched together. I was nervous about watching this but in addition to highlighting the areas to work on, Sara pointed out the things I was doing well, which really boosted me. Sara gave me practical exercises to do to work on the areas identified, which we practised together during the session so I knew how to do them most effectively on my own.
I left Sara feeling hugely more confident than when I arrived. Two days after our session I had an interview which went so much better than my previous ones - I felt confident, spoke fluently, and didn't get flustered by difficult questions, and was delighted to be offered the job. Before working with Sara, I had an awareness of some of the areas I wasn't performing too well in, but nobody seemed to be able to provide any effective practical advice as to how I could change this, and show me how to implement it. This is exactly what Sara was able to do.