Ensure that my strong points come across to the interviewer in a factual, sincere manner.
Never lie. I will answer questions truthfully, frankly and succinctly and not over-answer them.
Stress my achievements and avoid offering any negative information about myself.
Avoid answering questions with a simple “yes” or “no;” instead, I will explain and give examples whenever possible. I will describe those things about myself that showcase my talents, skills, and determination.
Show off the research I have done on the company and industry when responding to questions. (See our Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, and Countries)
Refrain from bringing up or discussing personal issues or family problems.
Remember that the interview is also an important time to evaluate the interviewer and the company he or she represents.
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