I help managers and executives achieve their next level career goal by teaching powerful, impactful job interview techniques.

Agnes Juhasz

Job interview strategist

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What to expect at management level job interviews

Higher level interviews today are a whole different scenario then they were a few years ago.  They are certainly not just a run-down of your CV or your general interview Q&A session. In this ultra-competitive environment questions are tougher, to the point and ruthlessly focusing on: 

Results

Do you have the experience and the skillset to deliver results fast?

vision

How do you see the company, the industry and the market?

execution

Do you have leadership abilities that will drive the organization forward to achieve the desired results?

You have to play hardball!

Keep in mind that unless you have a skill or expertise that is extremely scarce, you can expect to have strong competition from a fairly large pool of candidates, so “winging it” is just not an option anymore. 

Just imagine you get THAT call with THAT offer…

A  recruiter contacts you and describes a position that just sounds perfect to you: it is something that you have secretly been waiting for. It is an opportunity that grabs your interest, because: 

  • it presents an exiting MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE. One that will put your skills and abilities to the test. It will ignite your DRIVE and MOTIVATION and PASSION, and help you to grow significantly as a professional 
  • the described offer is a massive PROMOTION, something you have been dreaming of for years
  • it offers the possibility to WIDEN YOUR PORTFOLIO as a manager in industry knowledge and know-how
  • the new position requires you to work in a broader, MULTINATIONAL environment and collaborate with colleagues from different countries or cultures
  • you can be at the helm of a reputable organization in a position that gives you PRESTIGE
  • and well, the FINANCIAL side….. That is highly attractive too. 

As a senior level professional, I am sure you agree that offers these don`t come easy. Sometimes, they don`t come for years. But when you do get that call, you best get into gear and ace your job interview. 

Client reviews

Agnes identified my key areas for improvement. My interview was a success and I was shortlisted to the next round on the spot.
Jaydeen vd Merwe
FMCG Sales Director
I learned a very different approach on how to prepare for job interviews. It is tough, but works brilliantly.
C. Govender
International NGO
... the added bonus to your interview coaching is that you actually understand management and business.
I got very similar questions at the interview and it put me at ease instantly...and my intro: I could tell by their faces that they were impressed. Thanks!
Eric B.
Manager turned Director
As an MD I was surprised how difficult it was for me to pack the punch at C-level interviews, knowing that I had interviewed several people myself. After a few rotten interviews I decided I needed assistance. Agnes helped me build an entire concept, structure for the interview addressing leadership, vision and result. Her coaching brought success.
N. Khumalo
Executive

about job interview coaching

Who needs job interview coaching?

Did you know that most managers and executives, who have been in their current position for several years usually get a bit rusty when it comes to “selling themselves”?

It is very common among senior level professionals and most of my Clients approach me because they have simply been busy meeting targets, achieving brilliant results in their field and building the business – as per their job. 

However, when they decided it is time for a new career challenge, or they are contacted by a headhunter with an irresistible offer  – one that they cannot leave on the table, because it is just that damn good –  they start to worry about the job interview. 

This is when job interview coaching can help you prepare a flawless strategy, while maintaining confidence, poise and a winning, authentic attitude. 

1 to 1, customized sessions

How does job interview coaching work?

It`s a fact: interviewing typically makes most people uncomfortable, but it is a necessity. We have all seen great people lose job offers they could have easily won if they had better interviewing skills. 

And often they lost to better interviewers, not better experts.

Job interview coaching is an interview preparation session fully customized to focus on the position you are applying for, the industry you are targeting and aligning these requirements to your own professional experience. 

With preparation comes confidence and the ability to show your skills and how you will add value to a new organization.

The coaching is delivered personally by Agnes Juhasz, job interview strategist. 

It is designed to assist you to articulate your accomplishments clearly, showing the interviewer the best YOU,…the manager or executive who:  

  • drives change
  • gets results
  • builds teams
  • has a vision
  • delegates, innovates and motivates

Coaching is very practical, one-to-one and to-the-point and concludes with a mock interview, where you will address the questions specifically related to the job you are targeting. You will get feedback to assist with challenges you may face during interviews and how to overcome them and be more prepared for those opportunities. 

It includes:

– preparation for difficult behavioral, situational, and stress interviews, 
– methods for demonstrating how you will ‘add value’ and produce results
– techniques for  increasing confidence and projecting the right image

Coaching options:

1. Pretoria office 

Coaching sessions are conducted in my office in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria 

2. Pretoria/Johannesburg/Centurion

Per Client request, additional fees apply

3. Online

I regularly work via Skype/Whatsapp/Zoom call with Clients across South Africa, the Middle East and Europe

Did you know?

How do companies choose new managers?

Bad recruits can cost companies millions of rands each year, so it is no surprise that organizations are very meticulous in their hiring when it comes to managers or executives.  And so they should be. 

The biggest factor in their decision is the candidate`s ability to deliver results through accumulated experience and expertise and vision. 

The second element is whether the person is a good fit for the organization. Will their personality, charisma and management style bring change and success? 

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Expertise, strategy
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Cultural fit, attitude
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Salary expectaction

Recruiters never tell you this, but:

No bad interview goes unnoticed

At least, not at management/executive level!

Think it through: if you failed to prepare adequately and  gave a poor performance at the job interview, you probably lose the job opportunity – which may or may not be a blow to you. 

However, there will be a party of 3-5 people who interviewed you from the company, who witnessed your lack of preparation and poor presentation. 
Plus another 1-2 people at the recruitment agency who recommended you for the position.  

If any of the above mentioned 2-6 people ever come across your name/application again, guess what they will remember…?

The higher up you are in the corporate ladder, the more an instance like the one I just described can put a dent your professional reputation and personal brand.  

Don`t risk it. Let me help you! 

About me

Agnes Juhasz

I am a job interview strategist at Ace Interviews who is passionate about helping professionals to make a powerful, lasting impression at important job interviews. 

I help candidates stand out of the competition while remaining authentic about themselves and their values.

With a business degree and management background, coupled with large and SME corporate experience, I have a very practical and customized approach to helping managers put their best foot forward with hiring decision makers.

I have 15 years of experience in job interview preparation, and have positively impacted many people`s professional life by helping them build confidence, present unique and compelling answers to even the toughest interview questions, and ultimately, to be bulletproof in any interview situation.

"...I wish I knew what I learned from you during our sessions earlier in my career. It would have opened doors quicker for me."
J. J. Ramsamy
MD, logistics