A job interview is a time to exhibit your talents. The employment interview is the most important part of your job search. Those 20 or 30 minutes can determine your career path. You have to sell yourself by the way you look and the way you act, as well as by the qualifications you present. It is your opportunity to convince an employer that you can make a contribution to the company or organization where you are interviewing. During the job interview an employer judges your qualifications, appearance and over-all qualities for the job opening. Equally important, a job interview gives you a chance to evaluate the job and the employing organization.
"SP461F Finding Work - The Job Interview," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP461F-10M- 6/95 E12-2015-00-300-95, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfinman/11