This is it the big day. Youve got the interview youve worked so hard to get. Youve done all of your homework on the company. Youve practiced answering those all important questions. Youre ready to go.But are you? Have you covered all of the bases? More importantly, do you look the part?First, what about your personal grooming habits? I'm sure your mother and teachers told you that neatness counts, but in the job hunt it really does. Grooming whether or not youve got a clean body, and well-kept hair and fingernails is more than enough to sway a job for or against you.You also need to plan an appropriate wardrobe and accessorize suitably. Carry a briefcase, folder, attaché or whatever you use to hold your important papers. Spend a little extra for a nice one, or borrow a friends. Scratch the backpack, fanny pack or any other unprofessional gear carriers. They dont fit the bill.Eliminate distracting fashion statements such as overlong, ornate fingernails and exotic hairdos. Tone down the perfume or cologne. Use subtle, conservative makeup save the outlandish stuff for the celebration after youre hired.And need I remind you to remove all body piercings and cover visible tattoos?Now, for your main attire. If you are wearing a new suit, try it out beforehand. Make sure it fits and that youre comfortable. If youre uncomfortable, or just look it, then those around you will sense it and feel uncomfortable, too. Oh, and dont forget to remove the tags.Find a suit that fits the company youre interviewing with. Do your homework to see just how formal you should be in your interview.Need some suit suggestions? Visit the Quintessential Careers website to view some suits for success for men (www.quintcareers.com/dress_for_men.html), and for women (www.quintcareers.com/dress_for_women.html).And whats on your feet is important. Some people say they can tell a person by the quality of their shoes. Wear good shoes, and keep them clean and shined. Dont let that be the one detail that drags your entire appearance down.Dressing appropriately is not easy. If it helps, think about what you think when you see someone dressed inappropriately for an important event or meeting. That's what you want to avoid for a job interview. You want the interviewer to concentrate on you and what you have to say, not on what you are wearing or what you look like.So, when you go prime time for the big job interview, don't be a dork or a diva. Dress the part and present yourself as a professional whos the right person for the job.About the AuthorJoAnn Hines "packages" people. She makes it easy for others to transform their careers in much the same way she did. Her "how to" workbooks, informative articles, and tutorials demonstrate the steps to take career and professional development to the next level. Hines believes in the power of her experience and advice. As a result, much of her advice is free or is offered for a nominal charge. To learn the ropes and "Package Yourself" for success, email her at [email protected].