One of the most common bits of advice given for the night before the interview is to ready your outfit. This is good advice but can also be a bit misleading at times. What happens if you leave it till the night before and you need something new like a shirt or your pants need adjusting or you find a stain on your suit and it needs to be dry cleaned.
Your outfit is important as it helps you make a good first impression on the interviewer. Once you know you have got an interview, you should be checking your suit or outfit out straight away. Does it need a clean? Do you need a new shirt or pants? By checking immediately you can address any potential issues fast and have one less thing to be concerned over. If you leave checking you attire till night before, you give yourself no room to address any potential issues.
Yes are shoes are important for the interview. They help us to make that good first impression. Some of you will have just shoes just to wear for either formal attire or shoes just for professional image e.g. work, events etc. You all should know that whatever footwear you wear that they must match your attire, be all cleaned (polished), and look good. However, sometimes we don’t realise that if you don’t wear shoes often, they can become too small or big. They may end up damaged without you even realising. If you left till the night before to check your shoes and discover they need repairing or you need a new pair, well you have just given yourself a big headache.
Like your interview attire, check your shoes especially if you not worn them for a while. Do they still fit? Do they need repairing? Do you need a new pair? Again by checking once you know you have an interview, you have given yourself plenty of time to address any potential issues.