Maria Ryan is experienced at working closely with clients, looking to secure a public sector career. 

Public Sector opportunities follow a two-step process:

  • Completion of an application form
  • Structured competency-based interview

Investing in some help in completing the application form can be an investment that is very valuable and can ensure you are successful in achieving an interview.

The interview process is a competency-based interview. This is a structured interview that is designed to test your knowledge/skill in particular areas. The interviewers use questions which aim to find out how you have used your skills from your previous experience. Coaching in this area allows you to prepare answers that are structured using the STAR approach. The STAR approach is a very effective method of responding to a competency-based question. Discussing the situation, task, action, and result allow you to answer the question and provide insight into your previous experience.

Extensive experience in preparing clients for roles of all levels within the public sector including the HSE, county council, civil service roles in government departments.

  • Principal Officer

  • Assistant Principal

  • Higher Executive Officer

  • Executive Officer

  • Clerical Officer


Investing in coaching will offer you a framework to be successful in the application form process and the interview. It provides you with guidance on your approach, builds your confidence and ensures you are prepared and ready to do an interview that will give you the results you are looking for.

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Client Testimonials

I recently engaged the services of Maria to assist me in interview preparation for a senior role within the HSE. Her style and framework for preparation was aligned to the competency based interview format of the HSE and this resulted in me being really well prepared for the interview. Maria’s knowledge of the HSE and public service sector is really well understood and this also helped with my preparation. The preparation with Maria helped me significantly in securing the role. Thanks again! – Joseph

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Outplacement Services
Psychometric Testing
CV Writing
Interview Coaching
Career TransitioninG
LinkedIn Training