Interviewing is the most important skill in one’s job search. The hiring managers decide who is hired based on the interviews. Interview is the one to one interaction where one has the opportunity to talk directly to the hiring manager that will motivate the company to hire one.
Despite the importance of interviewing, very few people practice the interviewing skills. Most of the people start by developing a list of questions they think, they will be asked. Then they prepare answers to those questions. Then they search the company where they desire to appear for the interview.
Most people get the practice they need in real interview. They go for few interviews and improve overtime. Two or three interviews would make asked huge difference.
The only way to maximise the interview performance is to practice. Completing several practice interviews before your first real interview can make one more confident. To identify areas where you can improve, you have to get an outside opinion. The interviewer should select the questions so that you do not know what to expect. The interviewer can the access the impression you give. The feedback you receive will be invaluable to your interview performance and your job search.