1. Your invite to the interview:
If you have been called for the interview through an email, you could carry a physical copy of the same. If it is a walk - in interview or an interview that was scheduled over a phone call, then the above isn't applicable.
2. Copies of your CV:
It is always recommended bringing four - five copies because you never know when things will go so well that the hiring manager will have you interview with others from the department or with the hiring manager's boss. They might also ask you to leave one or two copies for the HR personnel. It's always best to have more copies on hand.
3. Copies of your reference list:
Four to five copies.
4. Recommendation letters:
You won't need many copies, but they are great to leave behind for the hiring manager to review after your interview.
5. Driver's license or a valid ID proof:
Your driver's license/ ID is a picture identification document. You will most likely need this if you are offered the position and asked to fill out the HR paperwork after the interview.
6. Portfolio of work:
A portfolio is helpful for providing examples of your work, such as architecture designs, clothing designs, marketing promotions, advertisements, Six Sigma projects - whatever fits best for what the job will entail. Use a portfolio to help set yourself apart from other candidates and demonstrate the quality of your work to hiring managers.
7. A notepad and pen:
Always bring a pen and notepad so you can take notes during the interview. Tip: Before writing anything down, ask the interviewer if it's okay for you to take notes while you chat.
8. Supporting Documents:
Depending on your experience and industry, you may have some examples of your work, which should be organised and presented in a nice folder. Also, it is a good idea to have certificates ready. However, only present these when asked.
You should also carry your marksheets, degrees as a proof of your educational background. Also, you should carry two or more passport size photographs, in case you get selected and interviewer asks for the photographs.
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