Competency based Interview coaching 

Competency based interviewing is common across many sectors, particularly the civil and public service.  Succeeding at these interviews requires a high level of preparation from the application process to devising scenarios which demonstrate competence for the role at interview stage. 

Angela Smiddy is an experienced HR Professional and Coach who has spent almost two decades coaching professionals of all levels and disciplines to succeed in their careers.

The following interview coaching options are available to clients and offer support for :

Option 1:           2 x Interview Coaching Sessions (90 mins each) 

                       Session 1 will  help you to clearly formulate and articulate scenarios based on past experience in preparation for competency                               based interviews

                       Session 2 involves a mock interview and feedback

The fee also includes review of the completed application form and job specification before session 1

 Fee:         €500 (includes VAT)


 Option 2:           2 hour interview session

                         A two-hour coaching session focused on competency based interviews. Tailored to the specific needs of the client

                         Includes review of completed application form and job specification before the session.

Fee:          €375 (Includes VAT)

We also offer :

Application Review and Tips 

Includes a review of application form before submission to ensure you have aligned your skills and experience with the competencies outlined for the role.

Fee:       €120  (includes VAT)

Here is a taste of what past clients have to say about this service:

"I could not recommend Angela at Insightful Works Coaching Solutions service highly enough particular if you are a healthcare professional. I am clinical nurse specialist and recently availed of Angela’s expertise with interview preparation.  I had not interviewed in twenty years  knew I had the academic qualifications and experience but I had a negative mindset  about the  HSE interview process especially in relation to best practice in completing competency based application forms. Angela  had a way of repacking my own, sometimes confusing thoughts in a way that added meaningful direction to my preparation and application form completion.

From my initial contact with Angela, I was on a  journey of learning and development she enabled me, coached me prepared me and gave me the confidence to believe in my knowledge and experience to perform well at a competency based interview. Angela has a great ability to communicate effectively, clearly concisely with a genuineness that eased any dread I had of the interview process.   I am certain that it was the” polishing” that Angela did to my approach that enabled me to sell myself with enthusiasm and accuracy which ensured my success on interview day. I have gained invaluable skills in  a short period working with Angela.

Thank You Angela keep up the great work"

Janet Tobin Martin

"I had been unsuccessful multiple times at interview over the past few years and had resigned myself to staying in my current role.  Angela was recommended to me by a colleague who had availed of her services in the past and attributed her success at interviews to Angela's coaching.  I learned so much from working with Angela, she supported me to present much more confidently at interview through the focused preparation we did together and I was so happy to finally have a successful interview.  I have, since taking up my new role engaged in Leadership Coaching with Angela and this has been a huge support to me in managing myself and how I communicate and react to others which was crucial given the challenges of the pandemic.  I would highly recommend both her interview and leadership coaching; her experience coupled with her passion for developing people and a genuine interest in seeing them succeed is what sets her apart." 

A.W. Healthcare Leader