One of the biggest mistakes people make in an interview is their fashion choice.
Really, people? Shorts and a t-shirt? Is that the best thing in your closet?
Flip flops? You flopped.
In an interview, your clothing choice is a sign of respect. You cared enough to make an impression. Trust me, the person who came in to interview after you wore a suit or at least professional clothing, and got the job. Why? They looked like they were worth the time and money the company will invest in training the person for the job.
HINT: Dress like you want the job.
Throw on a suit jacket if possible and make sure your clothing is clean. (Yes, once someone came in with ketchup stains on their blouse.)
Pick your best pair of shoes. Make sure they shine.
QUICK TIP: Put a dab of Vaseline on a paper towel and rub it over your shoes. This will give them a quick shine and get you through the interview.
Don't own a suit?
Men; A button down shirt, tie and khaki's will work.
Women: A skirt or dress pants and a blouse will work.
Go forth and Get that Job!