Before attending an interview
Learn as much as possible about the company. Visit its Web site, search periodicals for articles about the company, etc. Be prepared to answer questions about what you know about the company.
Do whatever it takes to arrive a few minutes early. If necessary, drive to the company the night before and time yourself. Allow extra time for traffic, parking and slow elevators.
Wear proper attire may vary depending on the position for which you are applying, business suits, dress shirts, ties, etc., are the norm for a first interview.
Clean hair and fingernails are essential. Hair should be styled conservatively. Avoid excessive make-up, jewelry or cologne.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before your interview.