Always knock before you enter. Out of nervousness, many candidates forget this basic etiquette which is unacceptable.
Greet each panelist with a smile on your face. A pleasing and calm demeanor soothes the initial tension.
An eye contact spells your confidence. Maintain eye contact with your interviewers while responding to their questions.
Your body language also speaks a lot about your personality. In fact, panelists can expertly decipher your body language and make out how involved you are during the ongoing rendezvous.
Be eloquent about your past achievements. Highlight those accomplishments that address to your current job application.
Clearly define your aims and objectives and underline your qualities.
Speaking too much or too less is definitely not recommended. While it is expected that you elaborate your replies, drifting from the original subject should be avoided at every cost.
Avoid interrupting any panelist. Listen to what they have to say and speak only when they have completed their question.
Similarly, reply to every question truthfully. A white lie can be very disastrous if the panelist asks you to verify your statements.
Stay calm throughout the interview. Do not fumble or stammer. If you do not understand their point of view, politely ask them to rephrase their statements and reply accordingly.
At the end of the interview, you may be asked if you have any questions. Be prepared with a list of 4-5 related questions. Putting your doubts across will let them know of your logical and analytical thinking process. You can also ask in what way the company can contribute to your career growth.
Discussing your salary package should be handled with care. Avoid quoting an unreasonable amount. Weigh your responsibilities, capabilities and your role in the organization and negotiate accordingly.
Avoid bad mouthing your previous employer. Negative comments will only help them to evaluate your approach towards the current organization.
Finally, close your interview by gracefully thanking the panelist for the meeting.