Tip 4

Arrive at your interview about 15 minutes early. You don't want to get there too early, Barreto said. However, you do want to make sure you are not running late and making the interviewer wait on you.

Tip 5

Be sure to have a positive attitude the second you arrive. Barreto said it is important to remember that your interview starts the second you walk through the door of the place of business.

Tip 6

Be nice to everyone you come across, even the secretary. This will help you make a solid first impression on the whole. And be sure to make good, solid eye contact with everyone.

How to dress professionally

When going for an interview, you should dress in business professional attire. Daniel Barreto, a Career Ambassador at the UF Career Resource Center, said that being well dressed for an interview shows that you care. It shows that you care about the job you are applying for and that you are detail oriented. Employers are also likely to take you more seriously if you are dressed well.

How to dress Here are some basic dress guidelines for both men and women when attending an interview. Barreto said that it doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman, everyone should stay away from bright and crazy colors when dressing for an interview. He said keeping it simple and classy is the best thing to do.

Dress for women: Women should wear pants or a skirt that is knee length. Barreto recommended that women definitely wear a jacket and close-toed shoes. He said that if you wear heels, make sure they aren't too high. Hair should be worn comfortably and simply. Conservative makeup and jewlry should be worn. If worn, perfume should be light. Nails should be neat and clean. Barreto also worned to be careful of slits in skirts. The key is to respect youreself and dress appropriately. "The more skin you show, the less power you have," Barreto said.

Dress for men: Men should wear a suit and tie. Barreto said to stay away from ties with crazy colors or designs. It is also not a good idea to wear a tie with a brand name on it, he said. Make sure you take the time to tie your tie properly. Barreto said it is okay to wear accessories like a tie clip or cuff links, but they are not necessary. Make sure you wear matching shoes that are shined. Wear light cologne and modest jewlry. If you have facial hair, make sure it is groomed and neat. "Just use your common sense," Barreto said.