- Actively listen to the interviewer – Let the interviewer ask questions completely and ensure you understand the question before responding. Don’t cut him or her off.
- Be very concise – avoid rambling in your responses and ensure each word you speak contributes to the value of your answer. Also don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”.
- Follow up with something useful – Rather than just sending a “thank you” email to the interviewer, follow up with some research or some additional thinking on a topic you discussed in the interview. Start showing your value to the organization right from the interview by helping the interviewer with some problem he or she is struggling with.
- Be hyper-responsive - send your follow-up email within 24 hours of the interview; same day if possible. Also ensure that you respond to any follow-up questions very promptly.