Human Resource Management

This one-day Competency Based Interviewee Preparation workshop is suitable for staff at all levels of the organisation who are eager to improve their interview techniques. The programme focuses on practical interview preparation, skills development and answering styles.

The aim of this very practical workshop is to ensure that candidates have the best possible opportunity to succeed by fully understanding the interview process and being focused on what is required of them.

Key aspects of best practice in the area of interview preparation and interview performance will be covered with time devoted to addressing candidates’ issues and/or concerns in relation to a specific competition.

Competency Based Interviewee Preparation

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Key Facts

Commences

5 September 2017 | 25 October 2017

Application Deadline

August 2017 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

One Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this course is €405 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €450 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

This one-day Competency Based Interviewee Preparation workshop is suitable for staff at all levels of the organisation who are eager to improve their interview techniques. The programme focuses on practical interview preparation, skills development and answering styles.

The aim of this very practical workshop is to ensure that candidates have the best possible opportunity to succeed by fully understanding the interview process and being focused on what is required of them.

Key aspects of best practice in the area of interview preparation and interview performance will be covered with time devoted to addressing candidates’ issues and/or concerns in relation to a specific competition.

Who is this for?

On completion of the Interviewee Preparation workshop, participants will have:

  • A clear understanding of the theory and practice of structured and competency based interviewing
  • Professional guidance on developing best practice interviewing skills
  • A clear understanding of the proven answering techniques and how and when to use them for maximum effect
Course Content

The content of the workshop will include:

  • Documentation: CV preparation, application forms etc
  • Interview Readiness
  • Matching experience and capability to role requirements
  • What the role requires/examination of criteria and competencies
  • Effective communication and answering techniques
  • Non-verbal communication factors to consider
  • How candidates lose marks - how to avoid the pitfalls
  • How to make that lasting impression and be remembered by the Interview Board
Other Information

This course can be tailored for in-house delivery. Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like further information about customised training.

Course Leader

This course is delivered by one of our experienced HRM Training Specialists: Edwin Maguire, Maebh O'Connor or Lily Regan.

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