Establish good rapport at the outset and try to maintain it throughout.
Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake, a welcoming smile and a warm greeting.
Exhibit a friendly, sincere demeanor combined with enthusiasm.
Use a conversational tone throughout the interview.
Maintain eye contact and good posture.
Carry out your responsibility to establish and maintain a good exchange of information. Interviewers are responsible for the line of questioning and you are responsible for the content of the conversation.
Answer truthfully, consistently, and candidly.
Respond with an answer that includes all relevant information.
Lead the discussion to your points of strength, rather than your weaknesses or limitations.
Show a direct relationship between your credentials and the employer's needs.
Avoid any conversation that downgrades another employer, a classmate, your school, another school, or any other person or group.
Pay attention to the questions and give responsive answers in a natural flow of conversation. Although you want to be prepared for all types of questions, don't let your answers sound "canned" or scripted.