The interviewing stage of your job search is the most critical. Your success or failure in obtaining a position is often determined at the interview. However, anyone can learn to interview well, since most mistakes can be anticipated and corrected. Learn the following top 25 interviewing techniques to give you a winning edge.

1. Bring extra copies of your resume to the interview.

Nothing shows less preparation and readiness than being asked for another copy of your resume and not having one. Come prepared with extra copies of your resume. You may be asked to interview with more than one person and it demonstrates professionalism and preparedness to anticipate needing extra copies.

2. Dress conservatively and professionally.

What you wear to an interview can make a tremendous difference. It is important to convey a professional image, and it is better to overdress than underdress.

3. Be aware of your body language.

Be alert, energetic, and focused on the interviewer. Make eye contact. Non-verbally, this communicates that you are interested in what the interviewer has to say.

Google just launched a customized search service called Google Co-op to bring tailored search to Web sites and blogs. Co-op allows a user to use the Google search platform to create a search engine focused on any content they want with just a few specific websites included. Searches will return results only from the sites the user requested.

Users have a number of options to customize the search engine: choosing which pages they want to include in their index, how the content should be prioritized, whether others can contribute to the index, and what the search results page will look like.

This can be particularly useful for small websites and blogs who wish to monetize their search as the service can be integrated with Google Adsense. The Google Co-op search would be a better choice for bloggers than their default built-in search feature as they can create a search engine with just one site, namely the link to their own blog/website. It allows a kind of social search by allowing other people to add links to the search results and also allows sharing of revenue with those sites who embed your custom search engine into their site.

How many of you have grown tired and frustrated of those “pre screened” or “pre approved” credit card or insurance offers coming in your mail every day? Here is where an official site called OptOutPreScreen comes in.     

OptOutPrescreen is the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website to accept and process requests from customers to Opt-In or Opt-Out of firm offers of credit or insurance.Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies, are permitted to include your name on lists used by creditors or insurers to make firm offers of credit or insurance. The FCRA also provides you the right to “Opt-Out”, which prevents Consumer Credit Reporting Companies from providing your credit file information for firm offers of credit or insurance that are not initiated by you.