To avoid drifting from the subjects and keep the interview on track, you need to control your own narrative and sequence.
- Prepare a crib sheet to use as an agenda
- Keep this in bullet point format only - it is just to remind you of the sequence
- Try and put time guides on topics as a way to prioritise. Like an exam, you don't want to spend too much time on the wrong things
- Make sure everything is in the same sequence as the questions you have been asked
You obviously have to be well prepared for the standard questions that you have been given, and you will also have your own topics and achievements that you want to put forward. The objective is to get your key points across, and a crib sheet or agenda will keep the conversation on track.