Be sure to bring the following with you the day you interview:
Bring any notes on your research of the position and company.
Have key questions prepared to ask that express your interest in the position.
Resume, application, and personal data sheet
Use these as references during your interview or to fill out any required paperwork.
Portfolio and work samples
Bring a few samples that demonstrate your best work and abilities.
Letters of recommendation and reference list
Have these available if requested by the employer.
Notebook and pen
Use to jot down key points you’d like to address in a follow-up note or phone call.
Social security card, driver’s license, or state picture identification
For jobs that require it, you may be asked to show your license, driving record, social security card, or other forms of ID.
Be prepared for unexpected expenses, like gas, transportation, or parking.
Confidence and a smile
Interviews can be stressful. Try to relax as much as possible, appear confident, and smile!
Source: Creative Job Search, a publication of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.