If you think interviewing is tough, it's not any easier on the interviewer. Many people hate interviewing, most don't know why, some are so uncomfortable they would rather not. As a result don't think the person interviewing is a professional interviewer, chances are he's not.
Your job is to converse- who you are, what you can perform, how you can resolve their problems, how you've finished that in the past, why you are a great return on investment and how you fit into their background---within 30-45 minutes and convince them you're the best candidate for the job.
As a result what the top recruits do is?
- Show passion and enthusiasm-these are the two main complaints hearing from interviewers.
- A great interview has a conversation by developing understanding and through telling stories like what you do with friends. During an interview you need to enclose stories around your accomplishments, attributes, skills and knowledge.
- Conduct complete research on the company, their stock price, and their past, if they are public read their 10K, understand their business preparation, research about competitors and calculate their strengths and weaknesses.
- Carry out industry futurity due diligence, how the company is at present positioned, compare to it against their competitors and do a detailed analysis. Mingle the company's needs with your experience and attributes.
- Build up a useful presentation of optional solutions to their business problems.
- Within 1 day send a thank you email, within 2 days send a hand-written thank you letter, and 3 days later follow-up with additional business plan suggestions based on your discussion.