About us

A little bit about us.  At Interview Skills, we realise that not everyone can easily "sell" themselves at interview.  Most of us need help with how to prepare, how to respond to those tricky interview questions and how to generally come across as confident and knowledgeable.

 

We have in-depth knowledge and hands–on experience of interviews both from the interviewer's and interviewee's perspective and have reviewed thousands of CVs/Resumes from Graduate to Executive level.  In recruitment, we offer advice and guidance at every interview, so we've combined that experience with proven interview tips and techniques to provide a comprehensive, tailored service.  

Whilst we know that there's plenty of information available on-line, it will only ever be generic.  It won't provide you with an opportunity to talk with someone about your particular circumstances or learn how to "sell" your own story.  

 

Our one-on-one interview coaching and associated services are unique to you, so we're never going to offer a "one size fits all" approach.  Everyone is different with varying backgrounds and circumstances so we like to talk to you first before suggesting what we feel the best approach would be.  

 

If you're looking for support from a company that provides a friendly, informal but professional service, give us a call to see how we can help you "get the job you really want"!

Penny Langstaff

Interview Coach

John Lawson

Work Style Profile Coach

Penny has been in recruitment for over 18 years, working across numerous sectors and interviewing candidates from graduate to senior level.

She started her career as a Registered Nurse before moving into Administration Management and then into Recruitment.  She has a genuine passion for helping people, is a good listener and easy to talk to.  With an ability to quickly assess someone's personality and motivators, she is able to ensure that each person receives a very individual, tailored service.  She treats everyone equally, has high integrity and professionalism and really enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help others succeed.

With over 25 years of experience in the recruitment industry John has been immersed in understanding how people behave at both work and outside the workplace. He has trained  widely in  behavioural profiling  and enjoys working with people to help them understand how they naturally prefer to operate, how they react in stressful situations and how they can modify their behaviours to be successful at work. 

The interview is an opportunity to sell yourself to a potential employer. Having a real understanding of the behaviours required in a job and how you compare will help you be more successful in getting the job you want. 

Level 17, 126 Vincent Street, Auckland