Notorious for striking fear into the hearts of even the most self-confident, interviews are a genuine opportunity for candidate and prospective employer to weigh each other up.
Immaculate presentation is essential, but gauge the formality of the company before donning your three-piece.
Do some preparation, but remember that the interview is about you and not what you know about the organisation.
Select a few relevant facts instead, and explain how your experience is appropriate for the requirements of the job.
Don't be afraid to enthuse about your achievements, but be honest and never name-drop.
Always ask questions; they provide a good opportunity for creating a more natural conversation and assessing the chemistry between you.
Thank the interviewer warmly.
Whatever the outcome, your response should be gracious. Never burn bridges.