When I applied for my current job, I made a point of following similar advice. One thing I did was remember the names of each of the three interviewers in the panel as they were introduced (not by taking notes), then at the conclusion, giving each of them a firm handshake, good eye contact and thanking them personally by name.
While a simple trick, it made me very memorable to them and stand out from the other applicants. Years later they were still recounting the story, so it must have really had an effect!
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