Got to give a presentation for a job? Let us coach you!

Anthony Haynes (pictured) writes Increasingly, employers are moving beyond using interviews as their only tool during the recruitment selection process. Probably the next most favoured tool is presentations - the candidate is asked to give a shortish presentation to members of the employer's staff, followed by questions and discussion.

It makes good sense for employers not to rely on only one method of assessment. But if you're not wild about the prospect of having to give a presentation, you're not the only one! Many candidates feel short of confidence, or in need of greater expertise, concerning the art of presenting.

That's why we offer personalised, flexible, coaching for jobseekers. See below for the details. 

To discuss our service and your needs, email me at

Our one-to-one package

The service has two aims. The primary aim is to enhance the quality of the presentation that you’re working on. The second aim is to build your capacity - to help you feel more skilled and confident about giving presentations generally.

How it works
  1. We agree a brief. This can be done by email or phone, but might well also include a brief video call,
  2. You send us, by an agreed deadline, (a) contextual material (for example, the advertisement for the job you’re applying for) and (b) any digital resource to be used during the presentation itself (typically, a slide deck).
  3. We meet online.
  4. You run through the presentation
  5. We provide responses in the form of (i) feedback (a review of the presentation and (ii) feedforward (suggestions on how to enhance the presentation)
  6. After the meeting, we’ll email you a digest (typically in the form of a bulleted list) of the ‘feedforward’ points.
Other models are available - we're happy to discuss alternatives.