When you are going for a job interview you must be equipped with the necessary ‘weapons’. Here are a few things you need to bring in a job interview,
Well, the first thing you need to do when you have an interview is arrive on time. So, in order to do that, you need to follow the right directions. Don’t make the rookie mistake of relying on your smartphone for directions; what will happen if your battery dies, there’s no coverage or it simply breaks? Be on the safe side and print out a set of directions, just in case your smartphone betrays you.
Copies of Your Resume
Even though we barely need hard copies of your resume, since everything is digital now – you send it via email, not via post – you must always print out a few hard copies of your resume to bring with you to the interview.
The best thing for you to do is find out how many people will be interviewing you and bring at least one copy for each with a few extra to be safe.
You must always prepare questions. This means you have to think of and prepare answers to the questions you are expecting to be asked but also prepare some questions you want to ask yourself. Think of intelligent questions to both impress them as well as find out whether the company would be a good fit for you or not.
Pen and Notepad
You must always have a pen and notepad ready to hand, in all professional and personal situations. So, the next time you have an interview, make sure to bring a pen and small notepad to write down a few notes during your interview. Who knows, maybe the interviewer says something important that you could use later on for your thank you email.
Depending on the type of interview you are attending and the type of job you have applied for, you may need to bring samples of your work with you. So, when you talk about your previous experience, you can hand out your portfolio, so they know exactly what you are talking about.