Know the job - Job postings are carefully crafted to convey a message to potential applicants. Have you thoroughly reviewed and analysed the job posting? Doing so can give you valuable insights into what a company is looking for to fill a particular vacancy with the right candidate.
Know the company - The internet has opened up a whole new world to job seekers. There's no "flying blind" when it comes to selling yourself to a company you don't know. Researching the company doesn't just help you to be more prepared to answer any question that come your way; it also indicates initiative and interest to employers.
The clothes make the man/women - For better or for worse, we live in a world where material things matter. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress… The expected dress code will typically vary in different workplaces but dressing smart is absolutely essential.
Always have questions to ask – This is hands down, one of the most important parts of making a good first impression. Asking logical questions about the business and the role is a key indicator that you have done your research and that you are really keen.
Etiquette matters - You're not just being judged on what you say during an interview. You're also being judged on what you do. Body language plays an increasingly important role with employers: sit upright, maintain eye contact, and pay attention. Demonstrating the ability to listen during an interview is just as important as answering questions. The best interviews include both give and take: they're a discourse as opposed to a stilted series of questions and answers. The more engaged you are in the conversation, the more engaged a hiring manager will be by you.