Getting yourself match fit to succeed in your next interview

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. This post gives you a few ideas and tips to help you prepare to succeed when you are preparing to get that next role

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Quite a few clients come to coaching when they are looking to move jobs. May be when they’ve seen a dream job advertised. Might be when they are hunting for the next role but aren't quite certain as to what it might be.  

It usually only takes one or two sessions to help a client get “match fit” - usually when they know what they are aiming for, are already fairly  clear on their values, strengths and how to prepare and perform well throughout the selection process.  

I have designed a coaching workbook to help my clients prepare and build their confidence in advance of their interview. Having a method to shape your preparation and performance at interview can make a massive difference.  If you don't have the time or money to invest in working with a coach there are several things you can do to help you prepare and be confident during the selection process

The checklist below, from the workbook, is a start. Hope it helps

If you’d like to find out  a bit more about my career coaching programmes please get in touch for  a chat.

 Good luck Sandra. 

A bit about me

As a former Chief Executive, I now work as an independent coach and mentor. I love my work as a coach and get great satisfaction and joy from watching my clients grow and succeed

My clients often describe their work with me as challenging, energising, thought provoking and practical. Take a look at my Linked In page to get a feel for how client's see their experience of investing in coaching

Outside of my coaching work, I paint a bit, sew bright. flowery fabric together to make quilts, help run a community Arts Festival and support my husband's studio glass business

Please get in touch if I can ever be of any help.


Sandra Whiles

Director, Sandra Whiles Coaching Ltd

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. I love my work as a coach, helping people, organisations, groups, teams and partnerships succeed and supporting small businesses to transform their ideas into reality. All of my work is grounded in a coaching approach and builds on my experience and success in shaping and leading individuals, teams, organisations and partnerships over many years. Before setting up my business in 2016, I worked for 35 years in the public sector. My last job was as Chief Executive for Blaby District Council in Leicestershire, described as "a great council" by the LGA in 2015 with very high levels of public satisfaction and staff engagement. Having trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd, I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, hold a postgraduate certificate in coaching from the University of Chester, have done specialist training in Team Coaching and am a qualified NLP Practitioner. Sustainability is very important to me, so my work is designed and delivered in ways that give clients tools and approaches to use to maintain and build on their successes after their work with me is completed.