Whoever originally said “You only get one chance to make a first impression” was either coming from a job interview or a blind date. The two scenarios do have certain commonalities. Both can be nerve-wracking social circumstances in which you meet someone who could be important to you for some time. In both situations, carrying breath mints can only help, not hurt.

One advantage an interview has over a date, however, is that most hiring managers’ intentions are transparent; they want to find a qualified candidate to fill a particular job. That means you can do a little prep work to make sure the first impression is a positive one. To help you, here’s a list of seven things an employer will notice about you first during an interview: