Both Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and Standard Interview practice available.
If you've got an interview coming up, you might be feeling overwhelmed.
Do you feel unprepared, like you have so much passion and knowledge, but when you're asked, you go totally blank?
That's ok - my Video Chat Interview Coaching service will help you find your voice as a midwife to be.
I'm committed to supporting midwives from the start of their journey. We'll work together to make sure you have the info, insight, and technique you need. Your Mock Interview will be booked at a time to suit you, and after it we'll have a comprehensive chat, with some initial feedback and teaching.
If you think I'd be a good fit to support you, scroll down to the contact form, or drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
New: Hannah Raistrick is a student midwife who is also trained to give this support. This means we can offer this coaching a little quicker.
'Hannah is the best; her coaching aided me into getting into the top universities of London. Hannah was able to adapt her coaching to suit my needs and give me feedback that made me understand what I really needed to do to stand out in an interview.
Even though it was through Skype and for a short period of time, her comments have had such a big effect on my life and how I tackle situations when I am nervous.
Hannah was able to pick out the type of person I was. She knew I was a bubbly person and an individual who understands information if ideas are explained in depth and with examples, which really helped because I was able to apply the feedback to my everyday life and as well as in terms of answering questions during midwifery interviews. Hannah also helped me break down difficult scenarios and see where I could start to make a link between midwifery and the scenario even if the scenario was random e.g. as team how would you teach students to milk a cow.
Hannah and Ellie are quick to respond. The mock interview has made me so much more confident for the rest of my interviews, this has been a opportunity of a life time. I am truly grateful.'
Just thought I'd let you know that I've just received a conditional offer from Northumbria following my interview on the 30th!!
I'm over the moon! Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with my interview technique!
Fingers crossed for Manchester on Wednesday!
Thank you so much for all your help Ellie! You've been fantastic! I really don't think I would've been offered a place without doing a practice run. Your interview coaching was amazing at settling my nerves and keeping me focused. I went away feeling so much more confident and in control. Thank you! (Holly did a practice Multiple Mini Interview session with me)
I approached Ellie for 121 coaching to help me through my midwifery interviews. During my first cycle of applying I received 2 interview invites, but had no idea what the interviewers would be looking for or how best to show my passion for midwifery. Ellie's support was invaluable, she took the time to read my personal statement and we had a 20 minute interview via Skype. Her feedback was focused and really showed me how I could quickly show the interviewers what I could bring to midwifery (without waffling!). Ellie also provided me with a reading list to help me improve my answers further.
I found the university interviews I attended followed pretty much the same format as my interview with Ellie, and understanding what they were looking for help me relax and really enjoy the interviews. It must have worked as I received next day offers from both universities! Thank you so much Ellie, I can't wait to start my dream now.
I had my interview today and I felt so confident and comfortable, I had literally amazed myself.
So they asked me a couple easy questions and then they asked me the group question, it was a bit hard... but I was able to answer the question.
They said I should hear fairly soon, so I have all my fingers crossed.
But I honestly wanted to send you this email to say thank you very much. I greatly appreciated you taking your time to go through a practice interview with me and you had to rush and send me feedback. Thank you is not enough to tell you how much I appreciate your help.
(Freja was successful at her one and only interview) I did an interview coaching session with Ellie and it was very much well worth it! She gave me a lot of confidence which is so important when you do an interview. She was also very flexible, I contacted her last minute and she replied right away. She asked great questions and made me think about some aspects of midwifery in a new perspective. She also gave me a lot of useful advice on how to perform well in interviews. I was much better prepared for the interview after her coaching than before. Thank you Ellie!
'With my first interview approaching, I was worried I couldn't get my passion across as I had in my personal statement. The mock interview was a perfect choice for me to prepare. Ellie really challenged me with additional bespoke questions to my personal statement. The feedback was in-depth with an opportunity to ask questions, an experience you just can't find anywhere else. I really can't thank you enough Ellie for all your guidance and encouragement. I gained the confidence to walk into my interview and give it everything with a belief that I CAN DO THIS. Thank you so much.'
'I booked Ellie's interview service, as I get so nervous in interviews and I really didn't know what to expect from the midwifery interview process. I am so pleased I did! The questions were similar to my real interview, I felt so much more confident, and Ellie directed me to just the kind of revision I needed to answer questions with in depth and current midwifery knowledge. I so highly recommend this service, THANK YOU ELLIE!!'
'I am so ecstatic to report that I've got a place and will be starting to train as a midwife in 2015! Ellie you are truly inspirational, I am so emotional, but I just wanted to say Thankyou so much for your wonderful mock interview. It was just what I needed to change my approach and truly get across my passion and commitment to this profession - thankyou again!!'
'Thank you so much...it makes a huge difference to the way I think about answering questions and what the interviewer is looking for. Huge thanks again,
You are inspirational and the service was worth every penny! Kind regards, Helen.'
'I had an interview at top choice university, but I was extremely nervous about it. It was my one and only interview, so I only had this one shot…
I live in France but midwifery studies here are completely different, and that’s why I wish to study in the UK. However the whole interview process was really new to me, and I had to do my interview preparation, reading, etc…, entirely on my own. I really wasn’t sure whether it would be enough or right, compared to the other applicants. Plus, not being a native English speaker, I was really worried about the fact that maybe I wouldn’t be able to make myself clear enough on the interview day.
I already knew Ellie’s website and it had already helped me a lot for my preparation. But two days prior to my interview, I noticed she also had an interview preparation coaching service, which sounded exactly like what I needed. Not only did she reply almost instantly to my request, she was also kind enough to make some time for me on the day before my interview. She asked me if there was something specific I wanted to focus on (for me it was mostly MMIs and scenario questions, and confidence boost!).
We set up a Skype meeting during which she asked me all about my motivations and vision about the role of midwives, and she helped me to rephrase my answers in order to make them sound even more convincing.
Then put me into an MMI context with several scenario questions, which were all very interesting and helped me understand how to address any kind of scenario.
Needless to say, Ellie did wonders! In just one session, she helped me A LOT. Not only because she reassured me and answered all my questions, but also because she gave me some essential tips and keys in order to answer scenario questions, even when they feel completely unrelated to midwifery...
After only a couple of hours, she had dispelled my doubts and I was feeling much more confident, ready to take up this interview!
… And just one week later, I got an unconditional offer!!!
Thanks a million Ellie, wouldn’t have done it without you!!!'
'Ellie, How Exactly Does Your 'Video Chat Interview Coaching' Work?'
First, I'll ask you for your personal statement and a few other bits and pieces. This is to make sure the interview I write will address your strengths and weaknesses, and what individual Universities may be looking for. Your Interview can be via:
or a phone call
And will be at a flexible time to suit you. You should treat opening up your chat window or picking up your phone as the beginning of your interview. It will be conducted formally, to make it as close to the real thing as possible. Following your interview, we'll have a detailed chat about how things went, and how you could improve.
Frequently Asked Questions
'Ellie, I have a MMI (Mini Mock Interview) selection day. Can you help me revise?'Absolutely, I have experience supporting candidates preparing for this type of interview. I also have connections in the careers adviser world, to keep up to date with Uni interviewing methods.
'What's the price of this service? And how do I pay?'The Video Chat Advanced Interview Coaching service is £69.99. When you've booked a service, I'll send a paypal invoice via email.
'How fast is the service? Is last minute support available?'Usually we schedule interviews within a week of you making contact. If your interview is in a few days, we'll get your service sorted asap.