As an experienced Interview Coach since 2004 and Senior Recruitment Consultant prior to that, Career Matters’ Director, Julie Harding, has helped hundreds of clients across almost all industries and sectors boost their confidence at interviews.

The interview coaching service offers open, honest advice on how to market yourself during a job interview and ‘sell’ your skills to get the job or career advancement that you really want. Interview coaching can be carried out via video across the UK or in person in Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Eastleigh, Romsey, Petersfield, Chichester, Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and Berkshire.

We’ve helped people in business, the public sector and third sector including:

  • Managing Directors / CEOs
  • Consultants & Interim Managers
  • Finance and IT Professionals
  • Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Programme Managers & Project Managers
  • Designers & Creatives
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Graduates & Trainees
  • Teachers
  • Ex-forces
  • Career Changers

Interview Coaching Sessions

One to one interview coaching can be as a one-off 60-90 minute session or as a series of sessions if required. Most clients feel that after the first session their knowledge of how to ‘sell’ their skills and qualities is well honed, they know how to answer questions and they feel much more confident.

We can cover:

  • Researching the job
  • Preparation for the job interview
  • Creating the right impression
  • Interview practice and feedback
  • Interview structures – what to expect
  • Interview tips
  • Body language
  • How to handle panel interviews
  • Questions to ask the interviewer (and what not to ask!)
  • How to finish the interview on the right note


  • One to One Sessions – £215.00 (approx. 90 minutes and preparation prior to meeting)
  • Additional Hourly Sessions – £143.00 per hour

Payment can be made via bank transfer. Arrangements will be discussed when we diarise the session.

Interview Coaching

“I approached Julie for some generic interview coaching and to help me prepare for a specific interview. I have to say that Julie provided a first class service. The result was that I felt more prepared and confident going into the interview than I otherwise would have. Most importantly, post interview, I felt that I had interviewed well. Would I use Julie again? Absolutely. Would I recommend her to others? Most definitely. Julie knows her stuff and she is both engaging and professional.”
David Bence
Veteran: Non-Executive Director; Consultant

“After just one meeting with Julie it was evident that she has excellent knowledge of the field. She was very quickly able to show me areas of my interview technique that needed development as well as providing a thorough review of my CV. Without a doubt, if I didn’t have Julie’s help, I would still be looking for work.”
Matt Collins
PHP Developer

Interview Skills Masterclass

“Really useful techniques to plan your interview responses and give you more confidence.”

“Thought-provoking, helpful & approachable facilitator.”

“Concise, helpful and de-mystifying.”

“Full of feedback from the point of view of the interviewer.”

To book an initial session, please contact Julie with your CV / application form and job advert.

She will then call to arrange a convenient time and place to meet.

Based in Fareham in Hampshire, UK, we cover the local areas of Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and Petersfield, and neighbouring counties Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex and London). Services to the rest of UK and Europe are deliverable via video and telephone.