Chances are good that the person who invites you in for an interview will also offer to give you directions to the building. Take these directions! Even if you have a good idea of the location of the company, you'll want to know exactly where you are going.
If you are unfamiliar with the area, it might be a good idea to drive to the company before you actually have to meet for the interview. Map out the directions and time how long it will take for you to get there. If possible, do a test run to see how long the trip might take and to make sure you know where you're going. Even if you have access to a GPS, getting specifics from the individual you will be interviewing with will provide you with a solid backup and details that a GPS may not be able to convey such as where to park, which door to enter, etc.
Before you go out the door, make sure you have the following items:
Spare tie or pair of nylons
List of professional references
Driver's license and social security card
Add a few extra minutes for traffic or any other unforeseen delays. Plan to arrive for the interview at least ten to fifteen minutes early.
When scheduling your interview, be sure you know the name of the person you will be meeting with. The person who calls to screen you over the phone is not always the same person you'll be interviewing with. Find out the person's name, title, and phone number. Enter the phone number and contact information into your cell phone for easy access. That way, if a problem arises, you can contact this person directly.