One way to look at a job interview is to see it as the first opportunity to sell your skills. Although first impression is very important and it is very rare, unless you are shortlisted for the position, to get a second shot at securing a position; there is a good chance that a candidate can find her/his way back to the interview room with the employer if she/he does aa few things right.
In corporate parlance, a job interview can be synonymous with a procurement process for a product or a service whereby the potential supplier is required to understand a bidding document, decipher the message between the lines, and understand the need at hand in order to make the right technical as well as commercial offer.
Without the need to draw exact parallels between an inanimate object and a human candidate, the purpose here is to outline similarities in the thinking behind a corporate hiring process for a human resource and a procurement process for a product or a service, and use it to perfectly position a candidate for an advertised vacancy. At the end of the day, the purpose of both processes is to attract/get the best.
That said, here are some important tips to acing an interview.