Passion and enthusiasm
We are not saying to bring pom-poms to the interview – but you should speak about your experience in a cohesive and positive way and express enthusiasm about the type of work that you do and why you love it/enjoy it/are successful at it.
Talking too much
While enthusiastically describing your past experience, make sure you give the interviewer a chance to speak/ask questions. Let the interviewer control the direction of the interview. Be careful not to constantly cut the interviewer off.
Practice good listening skills and answer the questions that are asked. The interviewer is in the driver’s seat – tell them what they want to know – not what you want to tell them. When you aren’t responsive to questions, the interviewer might assume that you don’t have a good answer to the question asked and/or that you are not a good listener.
Give a concise and direct answer to the question that was asked and then STOP and ask the interviewer if that is sufficient or would he/she like more detail? Be careful of over-answering and rambling.