Here are some more tips from Robert Braathe’s HR and Career Guide on ways to succeed at interviewing.
1. Try to land interviews for jobs that are above your skill level. While you may not get the job you want, you can still wow them with your potential.
2. Play softball (or other sports). Find out what people are doing outside of your circle of employment. You may land contacts in other companies just by the relationships you develop on the field of play
3. Be prompt in every communication channel. If you get a phone call, email or visit, drop everything and get back to the person who has contacted you. Building a reputation for quick response (even if it is in the form of “I am out of the office and will get back to you within X hours”, you have at least acknowledged whoever has contacted you
4. Rely on your people skills vs. your actual skills. If you make someone feel special, make them feel like you want to be a part of their team, or can make someone smile, you are ahead of most of the field. Being nice while also being a problem solver can take you to the top of the recruiting list.