One-to-One Interview Practice (Consultants)

One-to-One Interview Practice (Consultant Interviews)

A personalised coaching service for specifically geared towards preparation for consultant interviews. The coaching is provided in 2-hour slots and can be done face-to-face, by webcam or by telephone. This service constitutes a good supplement to our consultant interview course.

  • Individual 2-hour practice 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
 
£229.00
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.

Availability

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.

£229.00
inc vat

Overview

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.

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.

Structure

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:
  • 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.

 

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95% success rate

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 experienced at 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 colleagues. 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

Our one-to-one interview practice sessions are regarded by many applicants to consultant posts as an essential complement to our consultant interview course. They are an excellent way to put into practice what you have learnt in the course of your preparation.

"I got the sleep job!! It was very tough competiton but I made it through!! Your help was invaluable!!! I am so pleased. Nearly all the questions came up including my research situation and having to leave suddenly and it all went so well. Thank you. " Daisy

"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, Dermatology

"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
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