Make sure to drive those advantages home in the interview. The moment you are given the opportunity, feel free to talk in-depth about what makes you suitable for the job. If possible, find a way to directly relate experiences in previous employment to the position for which you are applying. Show yourself in a good light and don’t undersell yourself out of reticence or false modesty. Remember that, however hostile they might sometimes appear, the interviewer is basically on your side — he or she wants you to show your skills off to your best advantage.
Don’t Just Prepare; Rehearse
We have discussed before in this space how many standard interview questions can be predicted. Lists of these questions can be found on any decent-quality careers-orientated website. Do not just think about how to answers these questions in a general sense. You should rehearse exactly what you are going to say and the way you are going to say it. At the very least, practice in front of a mirror. Even better, get a friend to play the role of the interviewer. This will make you feel much more comfortable in the interview – and it means you will also be able to resolve any problems in your approach in the practice sessions rather than on the big day.