Bring a positive attitude to your interview. Most interviewers won’t bring back someone who has a negative presence or seems like they almost need to be talked into the job. “You’re selling yourself and part of you is the positive approach you’ll bring to the office every morning,” says Alison Richardson, a recruiter for several New York financial firms. “That smile and friendly demeanor go a long way.” Also, don’t fire off routine answers to questions. Instead, work your answers into stories or anecdotes about yourself. People remember the people who are interesting.