and the rest
Make sure that your belt and shoes match. Black will go with all suits, although brown is acceptable as well. Avoid overly large or obvious buckles. Leather shoes are ideal, but make sure they are well polished and unscuffed – again, attention to detail is key here.
For an added air of professionalism, carry any documents or belongings in smart bag, portfolio or briefcase rather than a rucksack or record bag and remove all jewellery except for wedding rings and watches.
Try to ensure that you reach your interview with plenty of time to pop to the bathroom and check yourself in the mirror first. A sweaty bus journey may leave you hot and bothered, so it’s worth allowing cool down time so that you don’t need to worry about your appearance.
Make sure your hair is clean and styled subtly – don’t overdo the wax or gel as this can leave you looking over-styled. Shorter hair generally gives a great impression, as does a well-trimmed beard or clean shave. Likewise, keep your nails clean and well-trimmed.
Socks should be plain – ideally black – and long enough to cover your leg, especially if your legs are crossed.
Be cautious with cologne, or avoid wearing any at all. You don’t want to overpower your interviewer with strong scents, especially if the interview room is quite small.