Mastering Interviews with Donna Stephenson

Applying for a job is more competitive  than ever, once selected for an interview, many have a natural fear of performing in an interview, nerves maybe high, therefore knowing what to expect and how to present your best self is more crucial than ever. Whether you’re an experienced professional with years of work experience looking to climb the career ladder or a fresh graduate stepping into the workforce, mastering the skill of interviews can significantly impact your success. That’s where Donna Stephenson, founder of Emerald Zebra, steps in with her tailored interview training service designed to raise your confidence and skill to maximize your chances of landing that dream job.


Customized Interview Coaching Sessions

Donna Stephenson brings years of experience as a career coach. With 20+ years experience advising clients for their hiring needs and assisting candidates to obtain their next career move. Her approach is personalized and strategic, starting with a review of your CV and the job description you’re targeting. By customizing interview questions that directly align with your background and the specific role you’re aiming for, Donna ensures that every session is relevant and impactful.

“Many job seekers get super nervous at interviews, despite thorough preparation,” says Donna. “My goal is to help you to refine your answers, add professional polish, and simulate real interview scenarios. This not only boosts confidence but also enhances your ability to articulate your skills and ability effectively.”


Interview Solutions

Donna’s service isn’t just about mock interviews. It’s a solution that includes role plays, interview simulations, and detailed feedback on content relevance, speech clarity, and alignment with your experience, achievements and job requirements. This approach not only prepares you for anticipated questions but also equips you to handle unexpected scenarios with poise.

“I’ve seen firsthand how my clients’ confidence and delivery improve significantly after our sessions,” Donna shares. “They feel more prepared and articulate, ready to showcase their best selves in any interview setting.”


Tailored Sessions for Career Success

Donna’s interview training is suitable for individuals across all industries and career stages. Whether you’re aiming for an entry-level position or a senior executive role. In addition, Donna offers a CV review and rewrite, ensuring your application reflects your professional growth and achievements effectively.


Session Breakdown

Session 1: Assessing Your Professional Background and Goals

  • Overview of your professional background, skills, and current role.
  • Discussion regarding your career aspirations and goals.
  • Detailed review of your CV to highlight strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Identifying challenges and areas for improvement, discussing the specific challenges you face in your career journey.


Session 2 

Interview simulations

Bespoke sessions personalized role-playing exercises.

  • Mirroring the format and tone of actual job interviews you may encounter 
  • Covering a range of potential questions and situations, 
  • Feedback loop ensuring you’re well-equipped to handle different interview styles, from behavioral to technical inquiries.


“Simulations provide a safe environment to practice and refine your responses,” explains Donna. “They allow you to experience the pressure and dynamics of an interview setting, helping to build confidence and familiarity.”

Donna provides constructive feedback on your responses, focusing on content relevance, clarity of communication, and alignment with the job role’s expectations. This feedback is invaluable for fine-tuning your approach and addressing any areas that may need improvement before facing the real interview.

This hands-on approach not only boosts your interview performance but also builds resilience and adaptability in handling diverse interview scenarios.

By the end of Session 2, clients often report feeling more prepared and self-assured in their ability to tackle interviews. The combination of interview simulations and bespoke role-playing equips you with practical insights and strategies to excel in any interview environment, ultimately increasing your chances of securing your desired job opportunity.


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