lolwhat. They don't ask for specifics if you say you've been on a forum etc., they're not exactly going to look, are they? I remember applying for a post to be a mentor to troubled teens and kids who needed straightening up, and said that I was part of a 'online community that aimed to help troubled and conflicted teens' (help and advice section, lol) and that I would 'join online communities that target younger audiences in a negative fashion and would aim to help and mentor them' or something along those lines. Although I honestly was a part of a community where it was like a help line for teens, and good God, that sucked. I realised I hate helping people. Annoying fuckers.
Anyway, it's always worked for me, and I got the post. The reality is that I really don't give a fuck about the HA section and to help people, but it sounds nice, doesn't it? You can always stretch the truth a teeensy bit, or rather mask it to sound more sophisticated etc.
When going for an interview, obviously depending on what type, be it educational or work related, there is always a dress code to adhere to. Without going into specifics, always keep in mind that you should try to look; attractive, approachable, friendly, clean and relaxed. Shoes are important too, I remember when I was doing work experience when I was 16 and I was doing it at an Accounting office at a company, and I spent a day or two helping the receptionist of the company greet interviewee's for her post as she was leaving. The simple things like your nails, your hair, your dress, shoes etc. are all taken into account. Even then you have to realise that sometimes they take into account if you're attractive or not. Even the way you hand your CV in, the little details. It has to all be meticulous, clean and pristine.
A lot of it is generally to do with your attitude too, you could be smartly dressed and have the best CV ever, but you need that aura of confidence and reliability (or however the word is spelt). Relax your shoulders, and keep them straight, not only will you look confident, but you feel it too. When people are in a situation where they're nervous or when in public alone, they tend to slouch a little, because they're insecure or don't want to be approached. Hold your head high and meet everyone's eyes, and smile. I mean it. Smile a heck of a lot. People love smiling people! Unless you're applying to work at a funeral home or something. You know. :/ But even then do what Tyra Banks says 'smize' smile with your eyes, just look happy really.
I always aim to dress 'pretty', and semi casual/smart. A blouse with straight/trouser leg dark jeans or a midi skirt, blazer optional. I always wear pastel colours, and with shoes it's flats simply because my balance is ridiculously bad. I generally don't have bad experiences with people in interviews, I like to talk to people and I don't get nervous.