If you’re invited to a dinner party or holiday party, it’s important to be a good guest. This means you have some work to do when mingling with others – even to some guests you have not yet made their acquaintance. Honor the host or hostess; give them compliments and plenty of attention to ensure they made the right call by inviting you.
The same principle can apply to job interviewing. Be a good guest. The interviewer is like the party host or hostess and the interviewee is the dinner or party guest. Honor the interviewer. Make them feel special. Pay them a lot of attention. Sometimes, at a dinner party, if you’re not sure if you should say something, error on the side of caution. Same thing in an interview, keep it to yourself.