RE: Why I Hate Job Interviews
Lol very true.
One of the things I have noticed myself is that the first few seconds are crucial - if you handle that well then you can generally ace it.
One of the things that has tripped me up before (although not enough to lose the job but enough to be embarrassing) is the question:
"Is there anything you would like to ask us?"
Simply answering "no" can create an awkward silence.