Interview Preparation

A quality presentation to an evaluation panel for an ERC or Dutch NWO research grant application needs to communicate your scientific ideas/intentions in a manner that is clear, to-the-point, convincing and easy to understand. The presentation must also address the judging criteria.

During the interview session you also need to be at ease as well as fully prepared in answering all questions directed at you by a broad interview panel. You must speak clearly and convincingly in a manner that both experts and non-experts can understand.

Our interview support is individually tailored and directed at candidates who want to push themselves beyond their normal comfort zones in order to be fully prepared for interview: to be able to deliver a powerful presentation; be prepared for any type of question (including unexpected and potentially irritating questions); and be able to answer all questions in a crisp, direct and informative manner.

Our in-depth and focussed coaching/training includes:

- Strategic advice and assistance in the development of presentation content, and in-depth preparation for the question and answer component of the interview.
- Critical review and feedback on the presentation delivery (identification of potential weaknesses/advice on how to remedy them).
- Practice sessions.
- Presentation, communication and interview skills coaching.

For any researchers (or Project Managers) who would like to know more about our Interview services, please contact us directly and we will be happy to provide more in-depth information.
- We are also available to provide interview coaching to small groups of applicants in the form of tailored workshops