A few weeks before your interview do some role playing. Enlist the aid of a trusted friend or family member to play the part of the interviewer. Dress in your 'interview outfit'. Do the role playing in a setting similar to what you might expect for the interview, such as an office or a table in Starbucks. The old adage 'practice makes perfect' applies. You will be amazed at the imperfections and glitches which a little role playing will smoke out.
2. Prepare a clear, concise resume.
A poorly prepared resume can confuse and mislead the interviewer. Again, enlist the eyes and opinion of a trusted friend to review your resume for clarity and conciseness. Think of your resume as a mirror on you. Make sure it reflects a superb image. Always print a resume in a standard business font such as Arial using black ink on white paper. Make sure there are no typos.
5. Anticipate the tough questions.
If you were fired from your last job or left under unhappy circumstances, deal with that honestly when the issue is raised. (It will come up after all.) Similarly, compensation can be difficult to discuss. But it makes sense to explain your requirements in a straight forward manner. Always point out anything unusual in your job history before the interviewer gets to it. A simple explanation may be all that is required.