We have often seen job seekers show up to an interview and one of the most common mistakes people can make is not having enough copies of their resume for the interview. Here are a few suggestions about how to properly prepare for this all important step in getting a job.
Bring 3-5 copies of your resume.
Be sure to have enough copies of your resume. Many job seekers assume that since they have emailed their resume, the employer will have it for the interview. Although this is often the case, don’t leave anything to chance.
We recommend bringing at least 3 copies of your resume. Here is why:
- You want a copy for the interviewer
- You want a copy for yourself so you can easily reference any points the interviewer may ask about
- You want at least one other copy in case additional person is brought in to interview you (meaning the interview is going well!)
The Paper Illusion
Use a decent paper but don’t spend big dollars on special paper. Many people are under the assumption that high dollar, linen paper is needed for resumes. Consider it a “nice to have” but certainly not a must. The answers you provide during the interview will be the difference maker in the experience, not the paper.
Also be certain to spellcheck the resume, especially if you have made edits to the document prior to the interview.
Good luck, go get that job!