Listening, confidence, and quality of presentation are the keys to successful interviewing.
Employers want to see enthusiasm, a little knowledge about the company, confidence, and an ability to work well in their environment.
The interview is also your opportunity to assess the company. Do you want to work there? Can you contribute, get new skills, have a chance to advance, or will this position open doors for you?
You've arrived a few minutes early, checked your appearance, are unfailingly polite and pleasant with reception. Show time!
Make your entrance
Take notes - Listen carefully
Keep focused on how you could add value to the organization.
To show how you can make a contribution explain how:
Present a specific and positive picture of what you can do. Use examples.
In your resume you might have said: I increased sales by 15%.
In the interview: I understand your need to increase sales in the national tourism market. In my last position, I was successful in doing just that by developing an innovative approach to customer service that resulted in a 15% increase in repeat sales.
Ending the interview
Say thank you, restate your interest in working with them, and leave. Acknowledge reception on the way out.