What to bring to an interview

When preparing for a job interview, you spend a lot of time thinking about what you are going to say. You research the company, the person interviewing you, and you search for potential interview questions. Now what??

Now that you’ve spent a good amount of time preparing, here are a few items you do not want to forget to leave out of your plan:

Contact and Address

Who are you meeting with and where are you meeting with them?


Many bigger buildings ask guests for identification.

Resume (In a folder) 

Print out 10 copies of your updated resume- you never know how many people you are meeting with. Keep your resumes neat and together; the last thing you want to do is pull out a dirty, folded resume from your bag.

A notepad and a pen 

Bring a notepad and a pen to show that you are prepared and that you thought ahead. You may want to write down some notes during the interview to show that you are engaged and interested in the job.

Breath mints or gum 

Get rid of either before the interview.


You will be asked if you have any questions at the end of the interview. Whether your questions are in your head or written down, make sure you have a few prepared.