Preparation is the secret of making a good impression at interview. Be sure of your facts and confident in your ability.
Think about why you're qualified for the job, and write down your strong points. Identify triumphs and successes from previous jobs, and be ready to talk about them succinctly and convincingly.
If possible, get a friend to conduct a trial interview with you, and give you honest feedback.
Read up on the company that you're applying to work with and, if possible, talk to people who already work there. Then you can tailor your responses to the way the company works and ask relevant questions.
Smile, maintain eye contact and a relaxed pose, be courteous and speak clearly. Remember the interviewer's name and use it.
These all-too-common pitfalls could cost you the job, but are easy to avoid.
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