1. Be Positive.
Talk about what you CAN do, not what you can't. Never say anything negative about yourself at any time.
2. Show the Real You.
You do want to look professional, but you're not a robot. Relax, show emotion.
Yes, it's an
interview and you do need to take it seriously but a bit of gentle
upbeat levity now and again gives everyone a lift from what is a
pressured situation for both sides.
3. Lighten the Mood
4. Engage Firmly.
Make eye contact with the interviewer, listen attentively, smile, 'like' them.
5. Never Criticize, Never Complain.
EVER! Even if your last boss was a humourless, power-crazed, misogynistic, baby-eating monster who ended up doing time for sacking absolutely everyone and bankrupting the organisation, let it go. Running people down, banging on about how hard done-to you were and criticizing colleagues for causing your unfortunate failures is the surest way to show that dreaded negative attitude.
6. Be Confident.
You might be nervous but you can still show confidence in your own abilities. Value your past experiences and future capabilities. Believe in yourself. If you don't, why would anyone else?