I've An Interview in a Week

Hey there - Is this you?

  • you’re EXCITED BY THE DIFFERENCE YOU COULD MAKE in this new school and this new role. 

  • you KNOW THIS IS THE PATH YOU WANT TO TAKE and you're putting the steps in place to get there. 

  • you know that interviews are an important opportunity for you  TO SECURE NEW CAREER PATHS AND DEVELOP YOUR CAREER BRAND. 

  • you’re skilled at what you do, but because you’re so well versed in academia, 


  • you’re ready to DO WHAT IT TAKES!

Imagine If....

  • You felt equipped with the STAR technique and the best interview skills for leadership roles in education.
  • You were empowered and relaxed because you had immediate access to the latest LAOS questions and interview pointers - designed for the Irish leader in education.
  • You had one course that prepared you for AP posts, DP posts and Principal positions - immediate support when you need it - at the touch of a button!

Do you know that you have more to offer?

Hello, I'm Orla Dempsey - The Teacher Promotion Mentor and I'm also a Primary School Teacher. I lead my 6 Figure coaching business now  - instead of pupils in a traditional classroom! But I wasn't always this confident about my success. 

Over the years, I've learned to lean on my skills like perseverance, juggling tasks, innovation and  communication - and eventually I learned to trust and believe in myself more. 

Here Are Three Things I've Learned Over Time

✅ PEOPLE HIRE PEOPLE and it's incredibly important in interviews that you have strategies to show your true personality!

✅ You need to tell a STORY… And I teach you how to tell this story in your interviews. Your stories are KEY to your success!

✅ Nobody’s TAUGHT YOU how to storytell in a way that actually HOOKS YOUR AUDIENCE. Until now!

Inside 'Help! I've an Interview in a Week' - I'll show you how to do these things too. 

Here's What Happens When Teachers Invest in This Course

Here's What Principals Are Saying

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Mick Weafer - Post primary School Principal

“My favourite part about the course was the LAOS section. It breaks up each competency and helps teachers think about what they have been doing in a simple way. One piece of advice that has stuck with me over the years is to 'walk LAOS around your school' looking for practical examples because it will aid comprehension and Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week’ provides many such reminders. I think you have nailed the structure of the course – the videos are short and to the point which is very helpful. The structure is very like Moodle so a lot of users will be familiar with this layout. I would recommend the course to any teachers preparing for leadership roles. Well done Orla!”

Post primary School Principal

Orla Dempsey Mentoring
Niamh Uí Chadhla - Primary School Principal

“I loved the AP, DP and Principal sections of the course. Overall, the content of ‘Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week’ is relevant and focused for teachers. It is an excellent course for any teacher who wants to cover fully - all aspects of preparation for the interview in advance. A great collection of relevant and appropriate advice and knowledge all in one place. I would recommend the course.”

Primary School Principal


In 'Help! I've an Interview in a Week' -  you will benefit from... 


All the content you need for leadership interviews in education - all in one place! Videos are focused on the themes, questions and types of preparation that you'll need to implement in the run up to your leadership interview. No need to trawl through forums and search online to do your interview with confidence in record time. 


Gather the necessary vocabulary on leadership qualities, time management, teambuilding, SSE, conflict and lots more and tell your stories in simple, easy to remember and highly effective interview answers.


More opportunites coming up? You retain full access to the course material for life. Use the Simplero app to listen to your course on the go and at your leisure. You'll have access to the content for AP post, DP roles ot Principal roles that arise in the future.


Access my best content from working with 100s of teachers in 1-1 sessions - this course is jam packed with all the best learning points, the common pitfalls I see and I outline what the interview panel are really looking for.


Each video is designed to address one question or concern you may have so that you get the answer you need immediately.


Follow the steps laid out in this course to feel equipped with strategies so that you won't waffle and your stories hit the nail on the head!


Fiona bought ‘Help, I’ve an Interview in a Week’ when her interview for an AP2 in her role was coming up. Before the course, she couldn’t explain effectively what she could contribute to the role.

On the day of the interview, Fiona was a new woman. Because of the course, she said "I walked out of the interview with a smile on my face and my head held high". During the interview, one interviewer told her that she was giving "wow" answers.

Doing so well in the interview was a huge personal achievement.

Did she get the job? Yes she did!

Here's What Teachers Are Saying

"Innovative,  insightful,  clever"

3 words to describe Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week! 

"As someone who can get quite nervous before interviews, I loved that Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week - gives practical advice e.g. how to dress, doing power poses, the importance of nonverbal communication etc. A lot of the time these are things that are almost an afterthought - so in my opinion it is essential for people to be aware how important that first impression is.

The 'mock interview' is a genius idea. Again, many people may be unaware of how important it is to practice giving their answers out loud beforehand. You need to be able to be comfortable hearing your own voice so that was a brilliant addition to the course.

If you want to feel confident and well prepared going into your interview then this is definitely the course for you!" - Jenny. 


"When I went for my first interview I was so nervous. With Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week I found it practical, engaging and thought provoking.

I feel I would be far more confident now as I feel I have a much better understanding of how to put my point across - linking in the competencies to LAOS.

Thanks to the course, STAR will definitely help me put a logical sequence on my answers whereas previously I was putting too much unnecessary information in my answers and probably losing the interest of the interview panel.

I really found this course helpful! Thanks Orla!"  - Alan


Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask me


Should I buy this course or do a mock interview?

Help! I've an Interview in a Week offers several advantages over 1-1 support, including:

  1. Flexibility: This course allows you to access materials and videos at your own pace and time, accommodating your specific schedule and learning style. 

  2. Cost-effectiveness: Help! I've an Interview in a Week  is more affordable than 1-1 support, making interview preparation more accessible to a wider audience.

  3. Opportunity to Learn From Others: The Comments Feature allows you to access a range of viewpoints from past participants and approaches to interview experiences and performance. 

  4. Self-directed learning: This course allows you to take control of your learning journey, skipping the videos you don't need or spending as long as you have available - fostering independence and self-motivation.

Who Is ‘Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week’ for?

‘Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week’ is for any teacher who is interested in applying for leadership roles in primary and post-primary schools. If you’re in a rush, and you want immediate support to prepare for an upcoming interview – this course will equip you with knowledge of the STAR technique, the PAWS technique and lots of impactful ways to prepare in a confident, impactful way for interviews.

What’s Included in the ‘Help! I’ve an Interview in a Week’ Course?

This is the best investment you’ll make in your career!

  • You’ll get access to 70+ short leadership-focused videos specially designed for educators in Ireland and beyond. 
  • Instant downloadable resources will help you reflect, prepare questions and plan what you will say. 
  • The interactive comments section of the course - means you can interact with other school leaders and ask your questions. 
  • Set a learning intention and reflect on your progress as you go through the course. 
  • A helpful simulated interview video – Prepare for your leadership interview with this simulated video during which you can act as an interviewee and answer your questions in a solo presentation.
  • Lifetime access to the course so you get all updates and opportunities to listen to the videos for all your leadership opportunities. 

I’m applying for a Principal role – will this course help me?

Absolutely! This course prepares for all elements of the Deputy Principal and Principal roles and AP posts – whether you are an internal candidate or an external candidate you will feel thoroughly prepared.

Should I purchase this course in advance?

Yes, if you know that you will be applying for a post this year – you can purchase this course in advance. Anytime you have some free time you can watch some videos and improve your interview skills.

It is equally effective however, if you get a last-minute interview offer.

How long does it take to complete?

The short videos in 'Help! I've an Interview in a Week' mean that you can make a massive difference in your professional interview development in just 1 hour. 

Others may choose to do the course over a number of weeks. In Beta mode - participants went through all the videos they needed to watch in 2 hours or less. It is very digestible - with no waffle! And you can access the content on the Simplero app to listen on the go!

Is this course suitable for post primary teachers?

Yes, indeed. I work with post-primary teachers on a regular basis. The content in this course is suitable for you as a post-primary teacher and leader too. 

Doing effective interviews is a skill - a skill that you've never learned before. That's why many teachers struggle with feeling that they did well in interviews but I can help. 

In 'Help! I've an Interview in a Week' - you will learn how to create a better strategy to perform well in interviews - with confidence, control, precision and you will do yourself justice. 

Learning techniques like - how to answer a question if you're unsure of the answer, how to use the STAR technique, why you need to show enthusiasm and lots more - this course will blow other interview supports outside of the water!

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