The way you answer interview questions will determine the outcome

You give an interview, you don’t take one.

For this reason you had better be prepared to talk, share your ideas and give reasons why you should be hired. If you are not, why are you there?

Interviewers ask specific questions to hear you talk about things that are important to you and for you to show the interviewer you prepared for the interview.

Every question, even if it sounds friendly or ‘off-the-record’ is important. Don’t let your guard down.

You can anticipate most of the questions you will be asked. Arrive prepared to respond to them all. Questions you don’t anticipate will be easier to answer if you are confident and prepared.

Even if the interview environment seems casual, don’t fall into the trap of thinking the interview is not serious. Your every behaviour is being scrutinized by the interviewer.

Remember, interviews are hard to get. It is your interview and your chance to shine.