Research the company, the leadership, the industry, the competition, your competition. This is a never ending task, not a one time event. Put at least one additional set of eyes on this. It’sthat important.
Create an agenda. It’s really a game plan.
Prepare your questions.
Let the interviewer do most of the talking. This involves skillful means.
Be subtle and skillful in how you handle questions and answers.
Uncover/discover who will make the hiring decision and when.
Allow yourself no assumptions.
Do not close.
Do not make a presentation.
Demonstrate your qualifications and abilities without making declarative statements.
Stay focused and disciplined throughout.
Prove to those interviewing you that you’re listening; it’s a compliment.
Make sure you have the basics right and appropriate to the situation: dress, grooming, demeanor etc.
Be yourself. Relax. Enjoy. Smile.
Trust yourself, your ability, your powers of discernment, your judgement.
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