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#1 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:52

What do you take, Other than yourself to an interview...Samples of work? How is this conveyed? Powerpoints, Visio Diagrams of what etc???

 

What are your thoughts.....




#2 spikey_richie

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:12

Depends what the role is. I'm a senior test analyst, so I just take me and the job spec. If you're interviewing for a creative position such as a graphic designer, then you'd take your portfolio.



#3 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:13

A high level support role like 3rd line Server/network engineer for example. 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:13

A few professional printed copies of my resume as well as letters recommendation and any proof of any certs/degrees that I may have.  Sometimes the interviewers forget to bring a copy of the resume with them.



#5 shozilla

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:15

I take a hot woman with me that will make the interviewer hires me quick..  :p

 

/Joking.. 

 

Depends on the role...  you can answer correctly to the questions and what the reason you want the job and all...   The interviewer will consider to hire you or not.



#6 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:23

Generall I take 3 things,

 

Copies of my Resume / CV

My own Business Cards (all my cards have on them is my name in large font and my phone number, nothing else)

A small notebook (about the shape of a deck of cards but only 1cm in thickness. (and a pen of course)



#7 spikey_richie

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:41

In the UK references are requested once you've secured the role, I'd be livid if someone interviewing me approached by boss for a reference BEFORE I'd signed a new contract.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:50

I'd be livid if someone interviewing me approached by boss for a reference BEFORE I'd signed a new contract.

 

I would be pursuing legal action.  Interviews should conducted under NDA when you reach a level that would require that discretion.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:58

I take a messenger bag. Inside which is:

 

  • A few copies of my CV/Resumé
  • a pen
  • a pencil
  • A notepad
  • A can of body spray
  • Any notes I made prior to the interview (if there's time before the interview I'll look over the notes again)
    • Company information (always good to know about the company you're interviewing for)
    • Any revision notes if there's a technical test.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 20:17

In the UK references are requested once you've secured the role, I'd be livid if someone interviewing me approached by boss for a reference BEFORE I'd signed a new contract.

 

Why?

 

It's so that they know you're a good hire. If you do good work, there should be no issues with someone asking your boss what your work ethic is like...

I come from the Great White North, where it's usually 3 references when applying for the job, and they usually call after you've interviewed but before they offer.

 

Or are you referring to a "portfolio" as it were?



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:00

Meh, I just whip out my light sabre, gets them every time. /s

The bare necessities. Usually a thumb drive with a copy of my resume on it. (recently received a free 128GB USB DataSport flash drive and I take it with me everywhere)

#12 Dot Matrix

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:10

 

I take a messenger bag. Inside which is:

 

  • A few copies of my CV/Resumé
  • a pen
  • a pencil
  • A notepad
  • A can of body spray
  • Any notes I made prior to the interview (if there's time before the interview I'll look over the notes again)
    • Company information (always good to know about the company you're interviewing for)
    • Any revision notes if there's a technical test.

 

A can of body spray?



#13 Enron

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:18

I would just bring a Surface Pro 3 so instead of asking me interview questions, they say "oh hey, is that the new Surface Pro 3? Show me how that kickstand works... show me the pen!" and they end up liking the device so much they hire you without qualification.



#14 Shiranui

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:30

A can of body spray?

 

If they don't hire you, you can MACE the mofos.



#15 shozilla

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:30

If they don't hire you, you can MACE the mofos.

 

Hahah.