ONE-TO-ONE INTERVIEW PRACTICE (CONSULTANT INTERVIEWS)
A unique personalised service for applicants to consultant interviews.
- Individual 2-hour practice session
- Only £229 per session
- By webcam or by telephone
- Provided by experienced trainers
- Tailored to your individual needs
- Adapted for the posts you have applied to
- Personal support after the session
- 95% success rate
10% discount if you book 2 one-to-one interview sessions
or if you book an interview course or personal development course at the same time.
DESCRIPTION OF OUR ONE-TO-ONE INTERVIEW PRACTICE SERVICE FOR CONSULTANTS
Our one-to-one medical interview practice sessions for consultant posts last 2 hours and can be entirely tailored to your needs. So, whether you want to practice a wide range of consultant interview questions or whether you want to focus on a particular areas, we can provide what you need.
We will contact you before the day of the session to understand what you are planning to get out of it so that we can agree an agenda which is entirely suited to your needs.
A typical session would take place as follows:
BEFORE THE SESSION
Shortly after you have made your booking, we will contact you to ask you to email us relevant documents such as your CV or application form, as well as any job description and person specification you may have been sent (if you have a specific job in mind). This will enable the trainer to prepare for the session well in advance and tailor it to your requirements.
DURING THE SESSION
The session itself can be conducted in many different ways depending on your specific needs. Typically, sessions run as follows:
- 5 minutes: Discussion of prior experience, concerns, expectations about the interview process, agenda for the session.
- 10 minutes: Mock interview under timed conditions to assess your strengths and weaknesses and identify areas on which work is required.
- 45 minutes: Work on key interview techniques to address weaker areas and introduction of key frameworks to bring structure, personalisation and confidence into the answers.
- 45 minutes: Further practice, including mini mock interviews.
- 15 minutes: Q&A session, body language and other issues.
AFTER THE SESSION
If, after the session, you need advice on specific points, we remain at your disposal through our post-course support service, which allows you to contact us at all times with your queries.
DATES & FEES
One-to-one interview coaching is provided either by webcam or by Skype in order to ensure total flexibility. Times vary from week to week and from day to day, however numerous slots are available throughout the day and in the evening. Full detail of each available can be found on the booking form.
The fee for a 2-hour interview coaching session is £229.
WHO RUNS THE SESSIONS?
All our one-to-one sessions are run by professional coaches with extensive management experience and good insight and knowledge of consultant interviews and NHS issues. This mix of skills ensures that we can help you address questions at all levels: personal, managerial, ethical and current issues.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Ten years' experience in coaching candidates for consultant interviews
ISC Medical is a very well established quality brand for the training of doctors towards medical consultant interviews. For the past 10 years, we have run a dedicated consultant interview coaching service which attracts excellent feedback.
The right combination of business, management, NHS experience and understanding of NHS issues
All our trainers are experiencedat coaching candidates at senior level within the NHS and have a thorough understanding of life within the NHS. Issued from a management background, they will help you demonstrate the financial and management acumen required to be successful at consultant interviews.
A high success rate and a very healthy recommendation rate
To date, 90% of our candidates have been successful at their next interview following the coaching, with 95% being successful within 2 interviews. Nearly 100% of our candidates would recommend the coaching to their collegues. Our coaching will help you approach the interview process and all questions confidently.
We don't just teach you, we coach you
Whilst others may simply give you a few facts and techniques, we actually spend some time with you so that you understand the concepts, and so that you are able to use them and apply them to your own circumstances. We support you personally throughout the session and even after the session, via our free email follow-up service.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"It's been a busy time since we last spoke so apologies for not getting in touch sooner. As I'm sure you were aware, I was brutally unprepared for the consultant interview that I had flown back for almost 2 weeks ago. I had hoped to start looking for jobs and preparing adequately on my return from fellowship in Australia but the dream job came up and I had to put my hat into the ring. Our 2-hour Skype session laid bare the lack of/miss guided preparation that I had under my belt only hours before my first consultant interview (and first interview for over 6 years). I will be honest and confess that I did feel somewhat broken, despondent and doomed after our 2 hour session and repaired to the hotel bar for a stiff gin and tonic to contemplate my forthcoming fate. I went to bed at 11 but awoke at 4am (Oz jet lag and fear combined) and proceeded to rehearse my answers to the many questions using your formulae. I went into the interview at 2pm on that Friday and something clicked. I went at it full pelt against the odds and .... got the job! Many thanks for all your help in re-calibrating my approach to answering the questions. I suspect the main take home message was that every questions should be turned around to sell yourself. I am very grateful for your help in making this happen." Chris
"Indeed sincere thanks for all your help. I was successful at interview." Camilla
Just a quick e-mail to let you know that the job in Birmingham! Thank you so much for your help during our session, and for sending me the attachments. I found our session really helpful, and I was able to practice my techniques before doing the consultant interview course on Saturday, where I felt I did better and was able to go into the interview much better prepared. Many thanks again for all your help, which I really appreciated, and clearly made a huge difference." Steve
"Just a quick note to let you know I got the job!! I am delighted I will never have to go through that again. Afterwards, I was told on that paper that the candidates were all equal, so I really needed a strong interview performance. They were all very impressed with my interview. Please pass on my thanks to Julia." Vanessa
"I’m writing to let you know that I got the Consultant Anaesthetists job at xxx Hospital yesterday. I'm really really pleased and wanted to say a big thank you for all the great advice and tips I got from the consultant interview course (please say thank you to Chris for me) and also for the excellent one-on-one help I had with Julia (please say a big thank you to her for me)." Sharon
"Just to let you know that I got the post as consultant. Thanks again for your help.. It really made a big difference." Serbjit
"Just wanted to give feedback re my interview couching session by Julia Sinclair last Thursday morning. I thought the course was excellent and very focussed to the needs of the job applied for. I would like to commend the coach and am also very happy to say that I have been offered the job! Sarah "
"The interview was this morning and I was appointed! Thank you for your help with the preparation- it worked!" Katherine
"Thank you for a great interview session at short notice! I found it very helpful, and it focused me immensely. I performed well at the interview and was selected for the job. Considering this was the first interview following the course, I am very pleased. Thank you once again." Dhammika
"I wanted to let you know that I got the Job I couldnt have done it without your help and guidance. Thanks for all the support." Maha
"After a very emotional 24 hours - I got the job! They didn't tell us until today!! The practice I had with you was very useful - thank you! Deborah
"Oxford is destined to remain a third placed university... Apparently I interviewed well, so thank you. Your advice is much appreciated and I would recommend you and the course material to anyone." Tristan
Just to let you know- I got the job!! Thanks so much for all your help! Will definitely recommend to others as they're coming through for their interviews! It was a really helpful session. Many thanks again." Peter
"I have good news - I got the job in Brighton!!! I'm very pleased and also very grateful for all your brilliant coaching! I'll be sending many people your way, so expect to get busy!!" Rakhee
"Just like to let you know I got the Consultant job. Our one-to-one really focused my thinking, thank you! "Allan
I got the job!!! I dare say you were very rough around the edges when we met, but I found your instruction so helpful, and the documents too. I prepared hard, felt I did a decent interview and happily things went my way! So many thanks" Lucy
Thank you so much for your help in preparing for the recent consultant interview. I got offered the job and am delighted! (beat three local candidates!!!) Brian
"I sat the interview and the other two exercises on Monday. it was all good. Thanks for providing me with helpful hints as for the structured interview, it also made me feel much more confident when being there." Eugenio
"I interviewed well, so thank you. Your advice is much appreciated and I would recommend you and the course material to anyone." Tristan
"Very useful. It was a good way to put into practice what I had leant at the consultant interview course the week before". Rob
"Thanks very much for your extremely useful input. I got the job the following week". Anna
"A brilliant session. Now I know exactly where I went wrong before". Martin
"Extremely useful and insightful. Thank you so much for your judicious advice. I got the job against 2 local candidates." Liz
BOOKING A SESSION
To book a interview coaching session, simply follow the link below. As soon as we have received your booking, we will be in touch to request a copy of your personal statement and any other information that you feel would be relevant for the session.