Grab attention with a winning cover letter that will land you an interview.
Be prepared with your “script” and a resume by the phone for what may be the first round of your screening process.
Never go into an interview without researching the company, its competitors, and, if you can, the person who will be interviewing you.
Schedule your interview in the morning when your interviewer will be at his freshest (and you will, too!).
Present your most conservative, well-groomed, and attractive self to your interviewer and prospective employer.
Separate yourself from the job-seeking crowd with your knowledge of the company, its competitors, and your smile.
Do your homework and be prepared for the tough questions and any traps or pitfalls the interviewer may spring on you.
Know the tough questions to ask to get the answers you need to see whether this job is the right one for you.
Let the interviewer—not you—bring up the question of salary. Save the discussion of benefits for after an offer has been extended.
Even if you feel you're not right for this particular job, be gracious. You will make a positive impression on your interviewer, and you never know—it might lead to a more promising job.