It is important to have an interested and engaging attitude as you prepare for and participate in an interview. Having a casual attitude gives the impression that you may not be serious about the job or company you are interviewing with. Receiving an offer is the number one objective. Once you secure an offer, then you can decide whether to accept or reject it; but if you don't interview as though you want the job, you definitely won't get an offer to consider.
The interviewer looks first at your qualifications to ensure you can handle the job duties. By the time of the interview, your overall qualifications have been firmly established by your recruiter. Make sure to expand on your capabilities in terms of the employer's exact wants and needs specific to the job description.
Optimistic and Positive Attitude
Any pessimism and negativity will show, and don't win job offers.
Employers want someone who has a high opinion of the company and the position and who can identify with their mission and purpose.
Employers look for long-term employees and are probing for indicators of your commitment to the long term.
Go online and find out about the products and services they provide, as well as their mission and purpose. This not only makes you feel more comfortable during the interview, it also demonstrates genuine interest in the company.
First impressions are everything, and you wouldn't want to miss a job offer simply because someone didn't like your attire.
Allow Sufficient Time For The Interview
Block off plenty of time for before and after your interview, so you do not feel rushed or flustered by any time constraints.
Always arrive 15 minutes prior to your set appointment time.
Avoid talking about personal problems or negative issues concerning your current/prior employer.
Be prepared to ask the interviewer questions that let them know that you have taken the time to think seriously about working for them.
Be sure to also ask when you can plan on hearing back from them, or what the next steps will be.
Say Thank You
Make sure to thank the interviewer for taking the time out of their day to meet with you
Take time to assess your feelings, impressions, and reactions - Do you want to work for the firm? Reach out to your recruiter to discuss the interview for feedback or more information.