Make a Good Impression
Think about what it is like when you meet someone new. In a minute or two, you can decide whether or not this person will fit in with you and your group of friends. If the person doesn’t fit in, you may tend to keep him or her away.
Managers have these abilities too. Managers see many job applicants. Their first impressions are formed by what they see and sense in you. If they don’t like what they see, they will want to keep you away, no matter what your skills are.
Your appearance is one of the basic things that form an impression. Your appearance makes a statement. If you look neat and clean, the impression is that you take pride in yourself and your work. If you look dirty and unkempt, the impression is that you might be a sloppy worker.
For a job interview, dress in the clothes you would wear on the job. Business people should wear business suits. Workers should wear work clothes. Make sure your clothes are clean and pressed. Your shoes should be cleaned and shined. Do not put on strong perfumes or colognes. Avoid alcohol, cigarette, and onion or garlic breath. You want to look good and smell good.