if you are interviewing for any real job, jacket, at a minimum. maybe not a full suit, but jacket is a necessity. a lot of other things have been covered; eye contact, firm handshake.. confidence. be borderline cocky. smile. answer with as much information as you can without rambling. try to turn the question back to them and have them talk about the job. push the limits of normality. if you gauge the person properly, toss in a joke or two. at a recent interview, when asked what I did at my last job, I said I was the shop bitch. she looked at me, looked at my resume, laughed, and the rest of the interview was a conversation instead of an interrogation. never stretch the truth too far, but try to make yourself look good. again, confidence. and, if it is a group interview and there is a line... don't let your shoulders droop or look bored.. stand there waiting with a look that says, I'm glad I'm here even if I have to wait two hours. they'll notice, trust me. make sure your phone is off. if there is literature in the waiting room, pick up the journal, Time, or the local paper, not people magazine. shoes are important. they are THE accessory that gets noticed. don't wear your SB dunk lows, no matter how clean and rare they are. but even those are better then the cheap dress shoes that have a giant rubber sole. those look tacky.
sparknotes. confidence. originality. attire.