Always give yourself EXTRA time – anticipate traffic – you always want to arrive 5-10 minutes early.
Be polite to everyone you interact with at the company.
If you’re asked to fill out an application form, be neat, accurate and answer all the questions.
Greet the interviewer by name, smile and shake hands firmly. If you haven’t been able to verify the pronunciation of the interviewer’s name, ask for that information.
Follow the interviewer’s lead. If possible, ask specifics about the job and responsibilities at the beginning of the interview so you uncover what the interviewer’s hot buttons might be. If you can gauge what information is important to him/her – you can tailor some of your responses to highlight these points.
Maintain good posture and make eye contact with the interviewer.
Listen carefully and speak up when the opportunity arises. Be confident.
Answer all questions fully but concisely. Tell the interviewer about your strengths and state your accomplishments – be sure to point out your results.
Do your homework before the interview – read the company website or any press releases so if the interviewer asks you the question – What do you know about us? – you will have some current information. (Clients HATE when you haven’t taken the time to look them up and do your due diligence.)
If you have done your homework on the person with whom you are interviewing, you might be able to establish some rapport i.e. you might have found out that the person has gone to the same university as you or have common acquaintances or interests.