MAKE A CONNECTION
Nerves may make you naturally focus on yourself. Knowing that is probably going to be the case, make sure you pay special attention to the interviewer. Try to pick up on cues from him or her—making a personal connection over interests, hobbies or even the weather can help you start building that professional relationship.
Pro Tip: Just like you thought about your background, the interviewer may have as well. You might be able to spot something of interest behind his or her desk. You may prefer to talk about the weather.