During the interview do not avoid eye contact with the interviewer. Look and act alert and interested. It is important to avoid one word answers (especially NO), always aim to provide as much relevant information about you and your experience as possible.
An interview is a sales situation. You are selling yourself; therefore it is important that you find out what the interviewer is looking for. Don’t forget, however, that it is also a sales situation for the company – your opportunity to get the information you want from them.
Ask questions and show a real interest in the position and the company, perhaps based on the information you previously received about them. Ensure that you leave with enough information tomake an informed decision on whether or not you wish to proceed. Aim for questions that indicate an interest in their line of work or products and your enthusiasm and interest in the role itself, rather than holiday entitlement, pensions etc.
As the interview draws to a close, if you are interested in the position, say so: “I am really keen on the position, what are your thoughts and when will I hear?”. Ensure that you are clear on what the next step in the interview procedure is.