These 10 simple tricks will help you STAND OUT from your competition in the interview.
First and foremost, SMILE upon greeting someone. It breaks the ice and sets a more relaxed tone for the remainder of the interview.
A firm handshake with eye contact. Also, STAND UP if someone new comes into your interview to greet you.
Answer questions during the interview concisely yet thoroughly.
Many times at the end of an interview the interviewer will ask if YOU have any questions for THEM. This is your opportunity to show interest in their company. You can ask about the company itself and what makes it a great place to work, or about the person themselves and their history with the company.
Avoid things like excessive cologne or perfume, chewing gum, and excessive hand lotion.
Appearance is critical. Every job interview should be considered formal. Dress to impress, and be well groomed for the meeting.
Always bring a copy of your resume, references (just in case), and any other required licenses, certificates, or diplomas as specified for the interview.
Always prepare by knowing what the company does and the history, as this can often come up in the interview and without knowing you can appear to be non-interested in the position.
Be prepared for "interview" types of questions such as, "Can you give me an example of a time when you encountered a problem at work and how you handled it?", and, " What are your greatest strengths and biggest weaknesses?". For more examples search the internet for "Common interview questions".
Follow up. A short and simple follow-up email 1 day after the interview can show interest and professionalism. If you've interviewed through a Recruiter, this correspondence should go to them first and they will forward the message on to the Hiring Manager.