How to sell yourself in an interview
6. Don't talk yourself out of a job
What's the most common interviewing mistake made by inexperienced candidates? They stop thinking long before they stop talking. Too often, what should be a simple response to a straightforward question gets turned into an aimless, directionless ramble. Maybe it's nerves. But whatever the cause, no interviewer responds positively to a casserole of unconnected thoughts, with no message and no end.
The five steps of a well-constructed interview answer are:
2. Take a deep breath
3. Think about what you want to say
4. Say it
5. When you're finished, stop.