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3. Control nervousness - it's natural to be nervous on an interview - just about everyone is. But you should take steps so nervousness isn't apparent. Doing mock interviews with friends or family members is a good way to increase your confidence. The more you're exposed to interviewing, less nervous you'll be about it.
4. Sharpen your wit - Interviewers often decide how smart someone is based on how witty they are. There is probably no real scientific formula for becoming more witty. However, people who are well-read tend to have quicker wits than those who aren't.
5. Be prepared - if you have researched company and industry ahead of time, and you have a good idea of how you can answer most of standard job interview questions they might ask (such as "Where do you see yourself in 2 years?), you'll be much more confident and your preparedness will show.
HELPING THE INTERVIEWER GET TO KNOW YOUR ABILITIES
Many interviewers will try to classify you based on broad information such as number of years of experience you have, where you went to college, which industries you worked in, etc. The reality is this information may or may not be a good predictor of whether you can solve their business problems, which is real reason why they are looking for a new employee.
As a job candidate, it is reasonable for you to want to know why company is looking to hire someone and what business problems they hope to solve with hire. The answer to those questions should help you relate to your own work experiences and hopefully give you an opportunity to talk about specific things you have done in past that have given you expertise in areas necessary to solve company's problems. If you offer interviewer your perspective as someone who has expertise with specific problems they want to resolve, and strive to provide them with helpful insights that they may not have considered before, you will stand out as a candidate.
Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook (http://www.JobSearchHandbook.com). As editor of the HireSites.com weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.