So you get the interview you’ve been wanting. You know you need to dress professionally and show up on time (but not too early). But what should you take with you? Jimmy Sweeney insists that “before heading off to talk to a prospective employer, every job candidate should know what to bring to a job interview.” So listen up! This is important. Make sure to bring:

  • An up-to-date copy of your resume — bring one for each interviewer.
  • A list of references — they won’t ask for it until later, but bringing it to interview shows you’re prepared.
  • A (leather) notepad to jot down information you need or questions you have.

And of course, you need to take confidence and a strong desire to get the job.