Interview Success

Professional career services available throughout the UK, individually tailored to your needs.

Interview Success aims to help people at all career levels

Green Tick People looking for their first steps on the career ladder after school, college, or university.

Green Tick People who want to break out of a "dead end job" and develop a career.

Green Tick People in specialist / technical roles who are ready to take the next step in their career.

Green Tick People who are looking to return to work after a career break.

Green Tick People who are looking for Senior Management roles and need to set themselves apart from the competition.

 

Interview Success offers the following core professional service individually tailored to your needs.

  • CV Writing

    • Writing a concise CV which clearly showcases your skills and experience and is tailored to the job.

Interview Success offers individual coaching, tailored to your needs, in the following subjects.

  • Your Job Search

    • Help you to identify and apply for suitable roles, so you hear back from more applications.
  • Interview Skills

    • Learn how to sell your skills effectively and minimise your weaknesses, learn to answer all styles of interview questions.
  • Mock Interviews

    • Mock interviews can be tailored to any position, they allow you to practice your interview skills and receive constructive feedback to help you improve.
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Interview Success is based in Stowmarket, Suffolk and provides career support to people throughout the UK by email, telephone and Skype. Face to face career support is also available in Stowmarket, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding areas.

About

Improve your chances of gaining your dream job by accepting my offer of practical help. I will personally work with you to understand your requirements so my services can be tailored to your needs.

 

Becky Mapley

Hi, I'm Becky Mapley.

 

I am friendly, approachable, professional and I genuinely care about everyone that I work with. I enjoy working closely with people and building relationships.

My HR experience

I have over ten years experience within Human Resources and many of my roles have been heavily focussed on recruitment. I've worked at several large companies, including two US Corporations.

In these roles I reviewed the CVs of job applicants, selected candidates to contact from online sites like LinkedIn, Reed, Monster, Total Jobs and CV Library. I shortlisted candidates for interview and interviewed them with line managers, recommending the candidates we should offer roles to.

A recruitment problem

In my experience, many CVs weren't well written and contained spelling and grammatical errors or didn't even adequately demonstrate the experience needed for the job we were trying to fill. Many candidates selected for interiew were nervous and found it difficult to share their experience without prompting.

I began to realise that it be much easier to find the right people for open jobs, if candidates had help writing their CV and with basic interview techniques. Unfortunately, I couldn't offer any help to candidates whilst I was working for the companies.

Interview Success

Interview Success was formed to offer professional help with CV writing and to provide coaching to help individuals succeed at interview by improving their interview skills.

I offer a quality service which provides excellent value for money. I work from home and therefore unlike some of my competitors, I do not have high overheads for city centre offices.

My services are aimed to help you to get a better job quickly. My intention is that you will be very satisfied with the service you receive and that you willingly recommend my help to your friends and colleagues.

 

CV Writing

Anyone can write a CV, but it can be difficult to write a CV that stands out, unless you know what recruiters are looking for.

Your CV needs to set out why an employer needs to hire you - not someone with similar skills or experience. It needs to clearly set out what you can do for your next company - not just what you've done in the past. Anyone can write a CV, but it can be difficult to write a CV which stands out, unless you know what recruiters are looking for.

 

How I can help

Green Tick I will write a well formatted, professional CV which makes your skills and experience stand out to recruiters.

Green Tick I write CVs from an HR perspective, so your CV will contain all of the information that companies require.

Green Tick Your CV will be written to avoid rejection by Candidate Management Systems used by many large companies.

Green Tick I will send your finished CV to you in MS Word format, so you can update it yourself in future.

Green Tick I can also write covering letters and LinkedIn profiles.

 

What I Offer - Rewrite a CV (£30-£35)

This basic service is limited to improving the wording, spelling and grammar of your existing CV.
Unfortunately, it won't help to set you above other candidates and more importantly if any crucial information is missing from your existing CV, it will not be added.

What I Offer - A Superior CV (£60-£210) Most Popular

This is a highly personal service where we will discuss and explore your relevant skills, experience and key achievements. I will then write your CV adding an attention grabbing personal profile. Your new CV will make it immediately clear why companies need to employ you and your skills and experience will stand out above other applicants.

What I Offer - A Superior Package (£90-£290)

This package consists of a Superior CV + Covering Letter + LinkedIn Profile

All CVs and covering letters are provided in MS Word format to enable you to update them yourself in the future. A LinkedIn Profile will require you to upload it to the LinkedIn website using your own log-in details.

 

Typical Prices

The Pricing structure aims to reflect the time taken to prepare a CV for differing levels of qualification and experience.

The Existing CV prices apply if you email me a copy of your CV in MS Word, Notepad or another format that I can edit.

The New CV price will apply if you do not have a CV in a format I can edit (this includes PDF and jpeg).

 

Rewrite your CV Superior CV Superior Package
I will improve how your CV is written,
but I will not add new content.

I will write you a bespoke CV,
showcasing your experience
and tailored to the job of your choice
A Superior CV
+ Covering Letter
+ LinkedIn Profile
Salary sought: Existing CV New CV Existing CV New CV
Up to £18k £30 £60 £85 £90 £115
£18k - £39k £35 £85 £115 £130 £160
£40k - £60k N/A £125 £160 £185 £220
Over £60k N/A £175 £210 £255 £290

 

I can tailor any combination of services to suit your needs, which can include:

Green Tick Additional copies of your CV tailored to a different role - £25-£50 each.

Green Tick Covering letters. £25-£50 each tailored to any role.

Green Tick LinkedIn Profiles. £30-£80.

Green Tick Personal Statements.

Green Tick Help with job applications

Please note: If any of the above require additional phone consultations, these are charged at £20.

If you prefer to write your own CV, I am happy to give you my professional recommendations via telephone at a cost of £30.

 

Free CV review

I will give you my professional opinion on your curriculum vitae.

Email your CV to me, I'll let you know if your CV is great, otherwise I'll let you know how I can help you improve it.

 

How does the CV Writing service work?

If you have an existing CV, please email me a copy and I'll use this as a starting point. I will usually rewrite most of this, however this is still quicker than starting with a blank page!

If you don't have a CV in these formats, I can write you a new CV. I can either send you a form to complete or I can write this from another document such an old CV or application form etc. I will also ask you to send me a link (or advert) for a job you would like to apply for so I can tailor your CV to this job.

We will arrange a time for a telephone consultation lasting 30-40 minutes. Consultations are available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. We can usually arrange a consultation during these times within three or four days.
If you are working full time, you may find it most convenient to have a telephone consultation on your lunch break as I can usually fit this in quicker than an evening appointment.

I will send you an invoice via PayPal (which accepts payment via credit/debit card or PayPal transfer) which I ask you to pay to reserve the time for the telephone consultation.

We have the telephone consultation, I write a draft CV, usually within 3-4 days (excluding weekends).

I send you the draft CV and ask you to let me know if there is anything else you wish to add or change.

I make any final changes based on your comments and send you the finished CV in MS Word format.

 

Priority Service

If you need some help at short notice. I may be able to offer a priority service with a surcharge on top of the usual service price, subject to my availability.

Next day service - £20 surcharge.

Same day service - £30 surcharge.

Priority orders for Rewrite your CV will be sent in the timescale above.

Priority orders for Superior CVs will have a phone consultation in the timescale above and the CV will be sent within 24 hours of the consultation.

If you need urgent help then please contact me via phone and leave a message if I cannot immediately answer.

 

How do I book?

If you are interested in improving your CV, please contact me to arrange a free 10-15 minute initial consultation to discuss your needs or just email me your CV for my initial thoughts.

After we've discussed and agreed a tailored package for you, I will send you an invoice via PayPal (which accepts payments via credit/debit card or PayPal transfer) for the services we've agreed.

 

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Coaching

Individual coaching consists of one-to-one sessions, which are completely tailored to you, your career objectives and the areas you wish to improve.

Individual coaching consists of one-to-one sessions, which are completely tailored to you, your career objectives and the areas you wish to improve. Individual coaching can help you to improve your skills and confidence in any areas of your job search.

 

Benefits of individual coaching

Individual coaching is:

Green Tick Delivered one to one.

Green Tick Focussed on you and your goals.

Green Tick Shows fast results - most people notice a difference after only one or two coaching sessions.

Green Tick Confidence building and motivating.

Green Tick Helps you take control back, and break the cycle of not hearing back from job applications, or not succeeding in interviews.

 

How many coaching sessions will I need?

This will vary from person to person as it depends on what you are hoping to achieve and how long it takes to overcome the issues that are holding you back. Typically, someone who is hoping to improve their interview skills may have one or two coaching sessions and a mock interview. If you only require basic help, we may be able to cover several topics in a single session.

 

What I Offer - Individual Coaching (£55-£95)

Individual coaching sessions are tailored to your own requirements and can cover any topics. The sessions vary in price which reflects the degree of pre-preparation required. Following our initial consultation, I will be able to give you a better idea of how many sessions you may need.

 

Typical Prices

Basic Professional Managerial
Coaching aimed at people starting or in basic work who want to progress.
(Minimal level of pre-preparation)

Coaching aimed at people in professional work who want to progress.
(Higher level of pre-preparation)

Coaching aimed at people in managerial / senior professional work who want to progress.
(Highest level of pre-preparation)

90 Min. Session 90 Min. Session 90 Min. Session
£55 £75 £95

 

How do I book ?

If you are interested in Individual Coaching, please contact me to arrange a free 10-15 minute initial consultation to discuss your Individual Coaching needs and how I can best tailor sessions to help you.

After we've discussed and agreed a tailored package for you, I will send you an invoice via PayPal (which accepts payments via credit/debit card or PayPal balance) for the services we've agreed.

 

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Interview Skills

Interviews are about how well you can convince the employer that you can do the job, rather than how capable you are of doing the job.

Improving your interview skills helps to convince employers that you are the best candidate. Coaching can help you to answer interview questions in the most effective way, drawing on your experience to provide concise answers.

Interview skills coaching can help you to understand what employers are looking for, help you to improve your interview answers so you demonstrate your skills and experience in a convincing way. Interview skills coaching helps you feel confident, well prepared and able any questions, so you can enjoy interviews.

 

Helping you to improve your Interview Skills

Green Tick Understand the different types of interviews, anticipate likely questions and how to provide strong answers. (competency, behavioural, situational, hypothetical, background / traditional interviews)

Green Tick Concisely answer competency and behavioural interview questions, drawing on your experience.

Green Tick Improve your interview answers, focussing on any questions you struggle with.

Green Tick Learn to sell your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.

Green Tick Improve how you come across to your interviewer by increasing your confidence.


You can learn how to anticipate interview questions, so you can prepare answers to these before the interview, which makes it easier to recall information during an interview.

 

What I Offer - Interview Skills Coaching (£55-£95)

Interview skills coaching sessions are personally tailored to your requirements, and can cover any topics. You may wish to combine an interview coaching session and a mock interview.

The sessions vary in price which reflects the degree of pre-preparation required. Following our initial consultation, I will be able to give you a better idea of how many sessions you may need.

 

Typical Prices

Basic Professional Managerial
Coaching aimed at people starting or in basic work who want to progress.
(Minimal level of pre-preparation)

Coaching aimed at people in professional work who want to progress.
(Higher level of pre-preparation)

Coaching aimed at people in managerial / senior professional work who want to progress.
(Highest level of pre-preparation)

90 Min. Session 90 Min. Session 90 Min. Session
£55 £75 £95

 

How do I book ?

If you are interested in Interview Skills Coaching, please contact me to arrange a free 10-15 minute initial consultation to discuss your Interview Skills needs and how I can best tailor sessions to help you.

After we've discussed and agreed a tailored package for you, I will send you an invoice via PayPal (which accepts payments via credit/debit card or PayPal balance) for the services we've agreed.

 

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Mock Interviews

Most people get nervous about job interviews. We usually only have interviews for jobs we really want, so we put pressure on ourselves to succeed.

Mock interview coaching allows you to practice your interview skills and more importantly it's probably your only opportunity to receive honest, constructive feedback. Mock interview coaching can help break the demoralising cycle of unsuccessful interviews.

 

Helping you to improve your Interview Technique

Green Tick Mock interviews can be tailored to any job or style of interview.

Green Tick Practice your interview skills.

Green Tick Receive constructive feedback on how you come across to an interviewer.

Green Tick Find out how you can improve your interview technique.

Green Tick Develop your confidence.

 

What I Offer - Mock Interview and Coaching Sessions (£50-£130)

Mock interviews last around an hour including in-depth interview feedback.

The best way to improve your interview skills is by combining a mock interview with a coaching session. A coaching session before a mock interview will give you useful techniques to use at interviews. The mock interview will identify where you can improve your interview skills and afterwards a coaching session allows us to address these issues.

 

Typical Prices

Standard Mock Interview

60min Mock Interview + 45min Coaching + 90min Coaching
Standard mock interview.
Constructive feedback.
A short interview similar to those used by many smaller companies.

Standard mock interview.
Constructive feedback.
Interview preparation coaching before a mock interview
OR coaching after to address issues identified during a mock interview.
Standard mock interview.
Constructive feedback.
Interview preparation coaching before a mock interview
AND coaching after to address issues identified during a mock interview.
60 minutes 105 minutes 150 minutes
£50 £80 £110

 

Tailored Mock Interview

A Tailored Mock Interview has questions specifically written for a job of your choice. The questions focus on how your experience relates to the position. Questions can be written in the style of your choice depending on whether you wish to practice a competency based or behavioural interview.

Tailored Mock Interviews are particularly recommended for professional and managerial roles and cost an additional £30 due to the degree of preparation required.

 

How do I book?

If you are interested in Mock Interview practice, please contact me to arrange a free 10-15 minute initial consultation to discuss your needs and how I can tailor sessions to help you.

After we've discussed and agreed a tailored package for you, I will send you an invoice via PayPal (which accepts payments via credit/debit card or PayPal balance) for the services we've agreed.

 

Contact Me

 

Contact Me

Becky Mapley
Becky Mapley

If you are interested in any of my services then please ring me for a friendly chat or contact me by email.

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Testimonials

Feedback from previous clients

C.E, Woodbridge, Suffolk (Superior CV, cover letter, job search coaching, interview coaching and mock interview)

"Becky has been enormously helpful with preparing my son for the graduate job market. She rewrote his CV to to bring out the best of his credentials and followed that up with some intensive interviewing practice. This has resulted in him being shortlisted for job interviews. I can highly recommend Becky for her intuitive and professional advice"

A.J, Cardiff (Superior CV, cover letter and application form) See review on Google.

"I spoke to Becky and answered questions about my career todate. I was asked questions which enabled Becky to tailor my skills, experiences gained and jobs I wanted to target. She then built a CV and cover letter for me. She looked at different job specifications/ job vacancies I wanted to apply for and matched my skills with work base examples to ensure I had the best chance in gaining interviews. A first draft was discussed and changes made. These were then updated and finalised quickly. The time frame was quite short, this wasn't a problem for Becky. It resulted in a new CV and cover letter which is up to date in the way it's formatted and job relevant for roles I am applying for. The other service I have used: Becky completed an application form for me which I now use as a template for all the others I apply for, this has been so beneficial. An excellent service to use.".

V.B, London (Superior CV and cover letter) - see review on Free Index.

"Becky worked with me to really understand my experience, skills, strengths and achievements (many of which I had never thought of or considered), transforming them into a clear, concise and relevant CV. I set about sending out my new CV on Sunday... and by Monday, I had received an email asking me to come in for an interview! Becky's work really has made a difference - this is the first offer of an interview I had received in two years of job hunting. Not only that, but I am now the proud owner of a brand new shiny job! It took exactly three weeks between me sending my new CV and landing my dream job. Needless to say, I believe Becky is a miracle worker! Thank you for everything :)."

V.B, London (Superior CV and cover letter)

"I hope you're well! I have some good news. So I finally got round to sending my new CV out on Sunday 11th October and I received an email on Monday 12th asking me to come in for an interview! Which is astounding. Anyway, I've had three rounds of interviews since then and I've just been offered the job! I'd like to say thank you so much for your work on my CV as it really has made a difference (this is the first request for an interview I've had in the 2 years I've been looking!)"

M.B, Ipswich, Suffolk (Superior CV and cover letter)

" I sent my new CV out last week to a company in Ipswich, just to enquire if they had any vacancies available and if they would consider me for a job. Their HR department contacted me the next day to invite me for an interview last Monday and a second interview yesterday. I start on the 21st of December. Thank you so much for all your help on getting me in a company where I can progress my career"

S.K, London (Superior CV)

"After uni, I had several temporary jobs as I was looking to go travelling. Post travelling, I also had a few temporary jobs as I was not sure what I wanted to do. Due to this I was then struggling when I wanted to find a permanent job. Becky helped me explain the reason for my temporary jobs on my CV, so it did not look like I could not hold down a steady job to potential employers. I discussed what I was looking to do with Becky. She then re-worded my CV and adjusted the layout. Soon afterwards I got a permanent job! Thanks so much Becky."

P.G, Ipswich, Suffolk (Superior CV)

"Many thanks with your help, a great service".

 

Terms and Conditions

The 'small print' section that is worth a read.

All orders made by you and accepted by Interview Success are subject to these terms and conditions.

 

Orders

All requests for interview coaching, CV writing or other services are subject to acceptance by Becky Mapley.

If you have requested a coaching session, Becky will contact you to discuss your coaching needs and suggest how she can help you reach your goals. This initial consultation is free of charge and may last up to 15 minutes.

All orders placed with Interview Success are subject to these terms and conditions. You are deemed to have read and accepted these terms and conditions, when you place an order with Interview Success.

When you book a CV writing service or a coaching session, you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and a job description for the job, (or jobs) that you are interested in, so that the sessions can be tailored towards this job. We will also agree a convenient time for the session.

As all coaching is bespoke and tailored to you this requires thorough planning before the session. Therefore payment is required when you book the session to confirm your place.

If we agree an appointment time before payment is received, your booking will be treated as provisional and I will not start planning the session until payment is received.

Provisional bookings will be rearranged or cancelled if payment is not received in time to plan the session. I may have to rearrange provisional bookings if another client who has already paid for the session requests the same time.

 

Payment and Pricing

Payments for CV Writing and Coaching services are processed by PayPal, and can be made via many credit or debit cards or through your PayPal account. Becky Mapley will email you a PayPal invoice, when you place an order. Further information about PayPal can be found via www.PayPal.com.

Becky Mapley is not responsible for any delays or losses if the issuer of your card refuses to authorize payment, or if you do not pass any validation checks which PayPal may use.

A booking for a coaching service is not confirmed until full payment for the coaching session has been received and preparation work for the session will not start until payment is made.

All details, descriptions and prices on www.interviewsuccess.co.uk are correct at the time of publication. Becky Mapley reserves the right to change or withdraw any services and alter the prices or specification of the services provided.

 

Limitation of Liability

Interview Success and its coach Becky Mapley cannot guarantee the outcome of your interview or application. We are not responsible for your success or any potential job offers which may follow from our advice. Equally we are not responsible for any lack of results of using our coaching services or following our advice. We are not liable for any costs, loss of revenue or indirect losses whatsoever as a result of using our coaching services.

 

Cancellation and Refunds

On rare occasions I may have to cancel or rearrange your coaching. If I have to do this then I will offer you an alternative session or an immediate full refund. If cancellation is made by Becky Mapley within 24 hours of the scheduled session you will be offered an alternative coaching session at a 50% reduction.

Start of work is deemed to be at the end of the free initial consultation between Becky Mapley and the client, and after the order and payment for the service has been received.

Client cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to the agreed coaching session start time will be charged in full. Client cancellations received between 48-24 hours prior to the coaching session will be charged 50% of the fee to cover the time spent preparing for the session, if you decide not to reschedule.

 

Copyright

All resources on www.interviewsuccess.co.uk, including logos, text and information are the copyright of Interview Success.

All resources and materials supplied by Interview Success, whether in a printed or electronic format are for your sole use as a client of Interview Success. These materials must not be adapted, modified, duplicated, or transmitted or shared with third parties. This includes, but is not limited to; friends, family, colleagues, schools, colleges, universities, training providers, being shared on websites or other media platforms.

Under copyright law you need to gain permission from Becky Mapley before you, or a third party can use these resources for any other purposes other than personal use by a client of Interview Success.

 

Changes to these terms and conditions

We may change these terms and conditions at any time. You will be deemed to have read and accepted the version of the terms and conditions which was sent to you when you placed your order.

 

Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of England and Wales.

 

Data Protection and Confidentiality

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires companies to take appropriate measures to protect against unlawful or unauthorised processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage to personal data held by the company relating to individuals.

Personal data includes your CV, notes taken during initial consultations and coaching sessions, your telephone number, email address and address. Your personal data will be primarily used to provide you with career guidance, help and support.

Personal data will be processed by the Company in the following circumstances:

  • To provide career guidance, help and support which you request including:
    • CV Writing
    • Individual coaching
  • Records required for administrative or legal purposes.
    • Clients contact details will be stored for administrative purposes. They will not be disclosed to any third parties.
    • A spreadsheet which will be limited to client’s names, services purchased, prices paid and dates, will be retained for financial reporting purposes. This may be checked by an accountant, or HMRC for financial / tax reporting purposes.

Your personal data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be divulged to third parties without your express permission.

All personal data held by Interview Success will be stored securely in order to maintain confidentiality and minimise the risk that they may be viewed by people outside the company.

  • Electronic data (including CVs) will be stored in a password protected computer.
  • Hand written notes and other paper records will be stored securely.
  • Detailed personal data including CVs, initial consultation, coaching notes will be stored for six months after you last purchase a service from the company. They will either be permanently deleted or shredded, unless you request by email for these to be retained for future use.
  • Records held for financial reporting purposes which are limited to your name, services provided, prices and dates of services will usually be held for at least seven years.

Anything discussed during consultations, coaching sessions or training sessions will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to any third parties.

 

These terms and conditions were last reviewed March 2017.