Answered by Beamer, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, November 23, 2016
When remembering some of the best interviews I've conducted, they all have three similar components. The first is that the candidate was obviously excited about the role, the company and speaking to me. If you think your demeanor during the interview is holding you back, some positive self-talk can really help with this. Here is an article that can get you started. https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-steps-to-positive-self-talk/
The brain is remarkable, it’s amazing how you can train certain behaviors.
The second component of great interviews is that the candidate had the right experience. If you are applying for the right jobs, this should take care of itself. Academic and extra-curricular activities can help in this area if you don’t have the work experience, just make sure you have specific examples lined up to speak on.
The third component, possible the biggest one for me, is that I remember liking the person a lot and I zeroed in on how they accomplished that. They naturally got me talking about myself. People tend to like you when you are interested in hearing them speak. So, whenever they ask a question, try to ask a question after answering. Here is another article that can be helpful to accomplish this. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141124074017-64875646-job-interview-the-5-questions-you-must-ask
Just make sure you do save some questions for the end of the interview. More importantly, get your interviewers talking about themselves and their personal experiences with the company. Smile (this can take practice alone with a mirror) and relax.
Best of luck!