Research, strategy and preparation all play a critical role in executing a successful interview that will assist you in closing and securing the position. Be certain to research the company prior to your interview and discuss some major points of interest during the interview to let them know you did your homework. Demonstrate your research capabilities, preparedness and engagement by asking well thought out and meaningful questions at every stage of the interview. Do not be afraid to express your passion for the position you are being interviewed for. Exhibit assertiveness by telling the interviewer that you want the job and what are the next steps in securing it. Always follow up with a thank you email and if you want to go the extra mile, it is encouraged to also send a hand written thank you note to add a more personal touch.