Focus on the aspects that make you immediately productive – No employers wants to wait for a long time period before you start delivering for them. Employers want the progress & benefits straight away. Focus on what YOU can do for the company, not on what the company can do for you.
You’re the right image for job – You have to show the interviewer that you are the part in every way (walk, talk & look the part).
Likeability is vital – Making the right impression counts. You not only want to show that you can do the job but that you’re also likeable individual. Act confident and friendly with good eye contact, a good handshake, and a lot of smiles. Don't use first names unless asked to do so.
Having 1-2 minute selling pitch – During job interviews you will be asked the “Tell me about yourself” question. Have a short description of your background (education, experience, and skills) that matches your strengths to the job. Add a sentence or two about your curiosity, commitment, and drive to build mountains atop your already good skills base.
Don't fill the silence – Interviews can have quiet parts especially if the interviewer is making notes. Don’t panic and feel the need to just say things. You may say something that could harm your chances. If there are long periods of quiet, then why not ask if they need anything clarifying about your skills or earlier question.
No negatives – Negatives are not a good way at selling yourself. Don’t be trashing your current or ex-boss.
Storytelling – Have prepared short little TRUE stories that support your claims of relevant skills, accomplishments & experiences.
The next step – Before you leave your interview, ask when a decision will be made and whether you can call back to check progress on the decision. Also, ask about receiving feedback too.