Preparation and practice can be--ARE--hard work. But most people won't take the time or make the effort. If you do, you're at a distinct advantage in the job search.
You want the job, you say you'll do what's necessary to get it, and you're ready for the leg work.
- Decide to do the work.
- Commit to the work.
- Focus on the outcome, the goal.
- Find someone to rehearse the interview with you.
- Allot time.
- Practice, practice, practice.
An impressed interviewer is a happy interviewer!