Be confident. Never speak negatively about your past jobs, employers or yourself.
Look smart. Your outward appearance is important and you only get one shot to make a first impression.
Give them your best brief pitch. Outline your experience and what you’re looking for. Try to convey your passions and goals.
Always be sure to have a business card or some way of providing them with your contact information and be sure to get theirs.
A firm handshake relays confidence.
Your personality is equally important as your qualifications. People hire for two reasons – both your ability to actually do the job and because you would be someone that they or their team would want to work with.
Know the background of the company you are meeting, and the responsibilities and qualifications of the position you’re after.
Have a couple of questions already prepared about the position and the company. Keep it conversational – professional, but not rehearsed.