1. Read the same material your interviewers read.
Instead of simply searching for interview answers, why not try to look at things from the perspective of hiring managers? Read articles online for advice and information on how to conduct interviews, what red flags to look for, and how to ask applicants questions during the initial interview.
Doing this will help you understand how they think, giving you a boost of confidence when answering their questions. You can ask a friend to help you role-play in a mock interview. You can switch roles to help you understand what interviewers are really looking for.
2. Pretend that you will not get the job you’re applying for.
This may sound weird, but there are a handful of applicants who always get through the first round of interviews without investing much into them. That’s because it’s easier to relax if you don’t worry too much about the results. Doing this creates a more personable impression, and keeps you from trying too hard—which can make you stand out from other candidates.
3. Focus on whether the job is suitable for your skill set.
Don’t just go to the interview to impress the hiring manager. Instead, evaluate whether the job you’re applying for really suits your skills and experience. Focusing on how to impress the interviewer will be a waste of your time (especially if you don’t want the position that badly). You don’t want to end up getting hired and working for a company you’re not satisfied with.