Civil Service Interview Coaching

Civl Service Interview Preparation

Public Sector & Civil Service Interview coaching. To successfully navigate Civil Service job interviews you need to understand Success Profiles, Civil Service Behaviours and Strengths. These interviews can be amongst the most difficult in any industry with very strict scoring. If you don’t tick the right boxes in the interview you won’t be landing the job no matter how experienced or talented you are. Our coaches will provide their expertise to help you build strong answers utilising the STAR (competency based interview) technique and  strength based questions. We will support you in overcoming interview nerves and anxiety no matter which type of Civil Service interview (EO, HEO, SEO, Grade 7, Grade 6, SCS) helping you to deliver high scoring answers.

  • Cabinet Office, Prime Ministers Office
  • DWP & HMRC
  • Home Office, MoD, MoJ, FCDO
  • Department of Business & Trade & HM Treasury
  • DCMS, DfT, Department for Education
  • Non- Ministerial Departments: Ofgem, Ofsted, Ofcom, Ofwat
  • FCA, FSA, NCA, CPS, GAD, CMA, Charity Commission
  • Local Government (Borough, City Council, County Council)
  • Social Services
  • Fire  Services, Police Service, Teaching

Try our Free Consultation Session or call us on 01865 522183. After, if you’d like further support we can tell you more about our range of coaching options starting from £95.00.

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    Featured Success Story

    “So, I needed help with preparing for an interview as I’d lost my self confidence following several failed attempts.

    I was anxious about choosing Job Interviewology as I’d used online coaching websites in the past and for me nothing seemed to work. But, when I signed up with Job Interviewology. The support my coach provided was above and beyond anything I’d previously received from a career coaching expert.

    After the interview coaching consultation, I found the whole process stress free due to my coach’s input and professionalism and in the end was very pleased with the outcome which was far more than I’d hoped for. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d gone from bottom to top as, initially, when questioned I struggled to find the words to explain my reasons for applying for the job, yet during my interview I talked passionately.

    The results were fantastic as not only did I get my ideal job but it was with a multi award winning organisation in the housing industry.

    What I particularly liked about the service is that my coach took the time to explain the options to me in a way that I could understand but it wasn’t just about the new knowledge. The main benefits came from doing competency based tasks, receiving honest feedback and interacting over an intensive three days prior to my interview.

    I would recommend the service to anyone who has a job related/career problem they can’t solve. I can’t thank Job Interviewology enough for helping me to rediscover my voice for which I’m eternally grateful.”

    Caroline- Housing Scheme Manager (UK)

    1 to 1 Interview Coaching for the Civil Service

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    • One to one expert Civil Interview coaching including mock interviews and feedback.
    • Civil Service interview training to overcome your interview nerves  and anxiety.
    • Develop hi-impact answers which resonate with the interviewers.
    • Answer Civil Service competency based  and behavioural questions with depth and structure.
    • Manage blanking or panicking mid interview.
    • Demonstrate strong and positive body language in your Civil Service Interviews.
    • Deliver answers with confidence and conviction with our interview training.
    • Face 2 face interviews, telephone interviews, group interviews, presentations and Microsoft Teams interview prep.
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    Our Philosophy
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    At Job Interviewology we believe that every individual is unique and full of untapped potential to excel in their careers. We pride ourselves in in providing the highest quality coaching and mentoring for all our clients.


    We believe that every person is a unique individual brimming with potential.


    We believe that no matter what your talent, it has to be nurtured through investing your time, energy and resources.   


    You have the capacity to evolve and become a stronger version of yourself.


    By believing, investing and evolving you can make your career vision and goals a reality.

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    Session will last 20 mins via telephone

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      Coaching OPTIONS
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      We provide a complete range of interview preparation programmes ranging from 1 to 1 interview bespoke coaching, online programmes, Skype interviews, telephone interviews, interview presentations and group workshops.
      Civil Service Interviews
      Civil Service Coaching. Across all public sector services including Civil, Fire, Police, Social Services & Teachers. For roles Admin, Operational and Projects. Learn to answer competency questions with confidence.
      Management Interview Preparation
      Soft skills focused interviews, including for Team Leaders, Departmental Heads, Operational and Project Managers. Learn to develop engaging answers, deliver with confidence and conviction.
      Competency Based Interviews
      Learn how to answer Competency Based Questions (STAR technique) with confidence structure and conviction. For all sectors and levels (including entry level, managerial, and senior roles).
      Corporate Interview Preparation
      Corporate Interview Coaching including for Management Consultancy roles, Accountancy, Legal, Financial and Risk. Learn how to answer competency questions, strength based questions with confidence and depth.
      Group Interviews & Presentations
      Successfully learn to navigate and shine group interviews. Also learn how to successfully develop and deliver engaging presentations to shine at interview.
      Executive Leadership Interviews
      Senior Management interview coaching covering CEO, COO, VP and Director level positions. Learn to develop high quality engaging narratives and increase gravitas.
      Amazon & AWS Interviews
      Training for Amazon leadership principles based interviews. The loop interview and bar raiser. Across all Amazon businesses Prime, AWS, Audible, Ring & Twitch.
      Graduate & Assessment Day Interviews
      Graduate interview training, whether it's an assessment day, video interview, group or face to face, our experienced coaches can help you raise your interview performance.
      Pre Recorded & Video Interviews
      HireVue, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex and Skype video interview coaching. Our expert coaches will train you to deliver a high level, confident and refined interview performance via video call.
      NHS Interviews
      NHS Interview Preparation for Clinical and Non Clinical roles. Learn how to pass competency and value based interviews.
      Google Interview Preparation
      Learn to master Google interviews including RRK, GCA and Googleyness & Leadership and successfully navigate each stage with our expert coaches.

      Civil Service Interviews FAQ

      What's the difference between Strengths and Behaviours in Civil Service Interviews?

      Civil Service Strength questions are focused testing your ability to respond to a question unprepared in real time. Hence the questions can vary quite drastically from one interview to another. You have approximately two minutes to answer the question and is scored from 0-4.  Behaviours are assessed through the STAR competency framework, where you have to provide an example in your response. Each question is scored from 0-7 and you will have between 3-5 minutes to answer a question depending on the seniority of the role.

      To navigate these questions we always recommend fast tracking yourself by receiving some civil service interview coaching.

      What are Civil Service Success Profiles?

      There are 5 Civil Service Success Profiles. For Civil Service Interviews the two most important are Behaviours followed by Strengths. If your role has a technical element then there could also me a technical assessment integrated as part of the interview process.

      There are 9  Civil Service Behaviours including:

      1. Seeing the bigger picture.
      2. Changing and improving.
      3. Making effective decisions.
      4. Leadership.
      5. Communicating and influencing.
      6. Working together.
      7. Developing self and others.
      8. Managing a quality service.
      9. Delivering at pace.

      Usually no more than 4 behaviours are assessed at any interview and are found on the  job description. Civil Service interview coaching can be extremely beneficial to navigate Success Profiles and Behaviours.

      Are Civil Service interviews difficult?

      Civil Service interviews are difficult for those that are not prepared. This is because they follow a strict marking criteria. It’s not about telling them a great story, it’s about telling them the right story! Which aligns with their marking sheet for each Behaviour or Strength. This is why we always recommend Civil Service interview coaching so that you be optimally prepared.

      Are Civil Service interviews online?

      There are two types of online interviews within the Civil Service. The first are for AO, AA, EO positions which are being recruited for on a large scale across the UK, these interviews are conducted via a video record interview (HIreVue). The second type is a Microsoft Teams Interview which a live person panel, this interview exactly the the same as an in person interview, other than the fact that it’s via a virtual meeting.

      If you do have a online interview whether it’s recorded or via Teams, then we highly suggest you explore the idea of having Civil Service interview coaching online with an experienced trainer.