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Interview Skills Intensive (virtual)

Jul 2022
09:00 AM
Zoom, Australia


In this one day virtual workshop, you will learn the skills and techniques to impress the panel and perform at your very best.

Who should attend?

Government staff and external applicants for government positions

What to expect

This one day workshop introduces essential knowledge in understanding the recruitment and selection process within the public sector, then dives deep into interview preparation giving you the skills and advanced techniques to impress the panel and perform at your best.

Navigating Public Sector Recruitment and Selection

The first session will set the foundations, helping you to navigate the public sector recruitment process from an applicant’s perspective, while learning how to identify your key ‘selling’ features to build a competitive advantage.

You will gain insight into how to understand what a panel is looking for and how to put your best self forward.

Topics include: 

  • Navigate public sector recruitment & selection – an applicant’s perspective
  • Understand & use competency frameworks
  • Identify your key “selling” features and best evidence

Interview Skills and Strategies

During the next two sessions, you will learn how to prepare for your interview including anticipating different kinds of interview questions and knowing how to close an interview.

You will learn techniques to help you manage your nerves while confidently “selling” yourself in the interview. We will include hints on handling on-line interviews.

Our goal is help you maximise your success in interviews for government jobs.

Topics include: 

  • Prepare well for recruitment interviews
  • Understand behavioural, scenario and other typical questions
  • Plan your responses but remain flexible
  • Prepare a memorable closing statement
  • Manage yourself in an interview – handle nerves & avoid typical applicant mistakes
  • Develop non-verbal communication strategies for success
  • Understand how to respond to complex interview situations integrating multiple selection techniques (work samples, work tests, psychometric assessment)
  • Gain key tips for success in remote interviews

By the end of the program, we hope you will be able to confidently handle interviews at a typical government recruitment process.

Our Approach

  • Qualified facilitators with extensive professional expertise and experience
  • Balance of expert content and opportunities for practical application
  • Guaranteed small group
  • High quality resource material
  • Drawing from our experience with more than 7000 public sector selection panels since 1996
  • Ensuring up-to-date knowledge of both Queensland and Australian Government recruitment

Key Details

Format: 3 x 2 hour sessions plus breaks

Delivery: via Zoom

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (approx.) 

Early Bird Rate: $425.00 incl. GST

Standard Rate: $473. 00 incl. GST

Group Discounts available.
(please see workshop prices below)

"All of the course was invaluable to me.
I feel really encouraged to apply for higher level jobs now with a good grounding
of what I should be putting into my application, rather than guessing."

Virtual training participant, Queensland Health (2021)

Workshop Registration

Please enter the details of the primary contact person below (even if they are not attending the course). Participant details will be entered on the following pages.


  • Interview Skills Intensive

    Early Bird: $425.00

    $473.00 (up to 2 people)

    $415.00 (3 - 5 people)

    $395.00 (6 people or more)

Contact the event organiser

Use the details below or the contact form to the right to get in touch. 07 3220 1166