One of the most important interview tips that I can give to candidates is the following: SHOW ENTHUSIASM DURING AN INTERVIEW!!! This probably seems like a given but you would be shocked at how many clients circle back with me and tell me that the candidate showed zero enthusiasm during the interview. Candidates should be very enthusiastic about the agency/company and come to the interview having done a lot of research and being equipped with knowledge about the agency/company process, history, culture, brands represented, and key players. Candidates should also show a lot of excitement about the role itself and appear completely interested in the job function and prepared to explain how their backgrounds correlate to the role. Candidates must use the interview as a time to sell themselves and to express sheer enthusiasm for the agency and the role at hand. Even if candidates have doubts about the agency or the role or start to feel like it isn’t a good fit during the interview, these feelings should never be expressed during the first interview! These doubts and questions can be addressed at a later stage of the interview process, however the first interview is all about making the best first impression possible. Very often candidates sound extremely excited about an agency/position when I speak with them but fail to show these emotions during the interview, which results in them not getting a second interview. The moral of the story is SHOW ENTHUSIASM as a part of selling yourself to your potential employer. Sometimes it is this expression of enthusiasm that truly helps candidates to get the job as clients have a lot of heart for great attitudes, spirits, and someone who really wants to join their team.