interview coach

Richard Clements, BA, MA, Assoc CIPD, is the owner and founder of Clear Cut Selection and has extensive UK and international experience advising on and managing the end-to-end recruitment process across a variety of industries and sectors. Richard now works full time as an interview coach, and has a superb track record of empowering candidates to get the job they really want through performance enhancing interview and communication coaching.

Shortly after graduating with a degree in Communication Studies, Richard moved into a career in Human Resources, specialising in managing the full internal recruitment life-cycle. Richard gained valuable experience identifying, interviewing and placing top-talent into a variety of prestigious organisations, including The Guardian, global asset management firm Insight Investment and the UK’s fifth and sixth largest accountancy firms, BDO and Grant Thornton. Richard continued to develop his HR career overseas with roles in Melbourne and Sydney before returning to the UK to study full-time for his Masters in Human Resource Management. Upon completion of his Masters, Richard returned to managing recruitment functions once again, this time in two new areas - Not-for-Profit and E-commerce.

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Interview Skills Training

How it Works

  1. As part of our interview skills training, we discuss the range of roles that you are seeking, or a specific role if you are already in the application process.

  2. I create an individually tailored coaching session or, if you wish, a mock interview.

  3. Your confidence and performance improves as we practice and develop your skills.

  4. We don't ask for payment first. You choose the number and type of sessions you want and pay once your sessions are completed.

Interview Coaching UK

And Worldwide

Richard dedicates his time exclusively to coaching for interviews. He offers interview coaching UK and worldwide. His one to one interview coaching and mock interviews sessions are conducted via Skype, FaceTime or telephone, so they can be scheduled to suit you. This business model allows for lower overheads, making it possible to pass these savings onto you. In addition to helping hundreds of clients in the UK, Richard has supported clients internationally throughout Europe and as far afield as Australia.

Qualifications and Experience

Richard Clements, has extensive experience in Interview coaching. His qualifications include:

  • A Masters in Human Resource Management and a degree in Communication Studies.

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) - the UK's only officially recognised body for Human Resources Professionals.

  • Volunteer mentor for the CIPD Steps Ahead Mentoring Scheme - helping young people and return to work parents and carers achieve their career goals.

  • Nine years international experience within Human Resources teams advising on and managing the full recruitment process.

  • Significant experience of empowering job-seekers through performance enhancing interview and communication coaching.

Human Resources work experience includes:

  • Creating job descriptions, advertisements, interview processes and competency frameworks.

  • Reviewing thousands of CVs and applications.

  • Conducting hundreds of face-to-face and telephone interviews with candidates across all levels of seniority.

  • Managing assessment centres.

  • Panel interviews.

  • Responsibility for identifying, selecting and hiring new talent and influencing internal promotion decisions.

  • Coaching colleagues and other staff while they are within the redundancy process.

  • Guiding and training managers on the interview processes and best practice.


Training for Interviews

My expansive experience in one to one interview coaching and dedication to helping candidates with their training for interviews has allowed me to work and coach across numerous sectors including:

  • Asset management

  • Accountancy, banking and finance

  • e-commerce

  • Charities

  • Civil Service

  • Education

  • FMCG

  • Graduate

  • Human Resources

  • Internship

  • Marketing and field marketing

  • Media and new media

  • Property

  • Publishing

  • Public sector

  • Retail

  • Sales

  • Technology

Interview Coaching Testimonials

Our Interview Coaching Testimonials speak for themselves and are an attribute to all we do.

"I was unsure how to proceed with my applications as I had recently had some knock backs. I researched the internet for a coach to support me in this process and I came across Clear Cut Selection. I explored further and saw the person who would be discussing my requirements was Richard Clements. I did some research into Richard and found he had a sound background in HR and I knew he was the person I wanted to help me with my application. A coaching session and a mock interview later and I have got the job! I am over the moon and it is all down to Richard. He helps you to focus your mind on the job you are applying for and will ask you challenging questions - this is invaluable as it really does work. Thank you so much Richard and I would definitely recommend your organisation". Mel, Carlisle

"I found Richard's details online and from start to finish the service that he provided was both timely and very professional. The service was at a good price and I especially liked the video interviews and structured feedback which gave me confidence when I attended interviews. Not only have I managed to land a new role but one with more money and in a different industry." Neil, Cheshire

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