Interviews are a nerve-wracking experience for everyone. That’s why you have to properly prepare ahead of time. But what should you actually bring with you to your next Miami job interview? Here’s a look at 6 essentials:
#1: Company address, directions and contact information.
If you’re not sure where you’re going, make sure you have the company’s address plugged into your GPS before you start driving, or a print out of directions to the location. Also, make sure you bring your contact person’s name and phone number so you can call them in case you are running late.
#2: Copies of your resume.
You might think the hiring manager already has your resume, so there’s no need to bring copies. Think again. The hiring manager may have forgotten to bring a copy to the interview, or there could be others present that don’t have copies.
In addition, it’s a great idea to have your resume in front of you during the interview to show that you’re organized and well prepared, and to use as a cheat sheet. So bring at least five copies.
#3: A list of your questions.
You’ve prepared your answers to common interview questions. But what questions do you plan to ask the hiring manager?
Before you go to any interview, it’s important to make a list. It’s also perfectly acceptable to bring it out during the interview to ensure you don’t forget to ask anything.
#4: Two pens and a notepad.
You might need to write down details like names, job titles, phone numbers, emails, next steps in the interview process, etc. So make sure to bring a pen and notepad to the interview so you can jot down these notes while you’re talking. And don’t just bring one pen – bring two, in case one runs out of ink.
#5: A list of references.
The hiring manager might not have asked you for references yet. But if you have a list of approved contacts to use as references, why not just bring it with you? That way, when the hiring manager tells you they’ll need references, you can give them the list immediately. They’ll be impressed by your preparedness.
#6: Mints or gum.
It’s a good idea to bring mints or gum to keep in your mouth before the interview. Just make sure you get rid of them before the interview actually starts.
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