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What Should You BRING To Your Next Job Interview?

Written By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new Job Interview "Secret".

You know the importance of dressing professionally for an interview and showing up on time ready to discuss the job you're eager to fill. However, it's equally important to come prepared with items that many employers will ask to see. And even if they don't request them ahead of time, have them with you-just in case. You don't want the hiring manager to view you as unprepared.

Item #1:Your social security card, necessary to secure employment and payment once you're hired.

Item #2:Your current state-issued driver's license or a government-issued identification card to show that you are who you say you are.

Item #3:Your resume of past work experience, typed and printed out on standard white paper. Some job seekers believe they will make an 'impression' if they choose colored paper or sheets with decorative imprints. You will stand out––but for all the wrong reasons. Furnish the interviewer with information about your education, training, and former employment. Include only those details that apply to the work you wish to do. This is not the place to mention your teenage job as a baby-sitter or newspaper carrier.

Item #4:References. Don't wait for the hiring manager to ask for them. Have them ready. These should include former employers, long-time personal friends,or other individuals (excluding relatives) you know well who can speak for your character and work ethics. Ask for their permission ahead of time.

Item #5:Transcripts. Some employers may want to look at a copy of an official transcript of your educational credits, course work, degrees awarded or any professional license or job certification that pertains to the position you're interviewing for.

Step up to the opportunity of a lifetime—the interview you've worked so hard to land. Then cinch the deal by arriving on time, dressed appropriately, and equipped with these five items. You will be received and welcomed as the professional candidate you are. In these current times, when the competition is keen, you can keep the edge by being prepared.

The next time you're preparing for a job interview, review these three not-so-secret secrets, put them into practice, and the wait for those three magic words, "WOW...You're Hired!"

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."

Visit our friends at Job Interview "Secret" and discover Jimmy Sweeney's breakthrough strategy that will have you standing out from the competition like a Harvard graduate at a local job fair... DURING your next job interview.

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