Don’t tell your life story. An interview is not the place to go on and on about your mother issues, the bills you can’t pay or that time in elementary school when Tommy Newman cheated off your test paper, but you got in trouble for it. HR is not to be confused with Dr. Phil, save the couch talk for after the interview.
Bring every question full circle. When you’re asked questions during the interview frame your examples in a way that relates to the job description, the issues in the industry, or the company’s mission. Be relevant and you will be remembered.
Suck up…a little. HR people are humans too so just like us they like a compliment here and there. Take a look around the office for awards or something noteworthy that can help you make a connection. Who knows, your praise might be remembered.
What interview tips work best for you?