What to bring to a callback?

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Person
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What to bring to a callback?

Postby Person » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:22 pm

I have a callback at a midsized (150 person) firm. They didn't say to bring a writing sample or anything and did not ask for one in the screening interview. Should I bring one anyway. What about a cover letter?

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Re: What to bring to a callback?

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:26 pm

Person wrote:I have a callback at a midsized (150 person) firm. They didn't say to bring a writing sample or anything and did not ask for one in the screening interview. Should I bring one anyway. What about a cover letter?



Here are the things I always had with me just in case:

Resumes
Transcripts
Writing samples
List of references

I almost never needed them, but somebody would occasionally ask for one or the other.

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Re: What to bring to a callback?

Postby Bosque » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:30 pm

Person wrote:I have a callback at a midsized (150 person) firm. They didn't say to bring a writing sample or anything and did not ask for one in the screening interview. Should I bring one anyway. What about a cover letter?


Don't bring a cover letter. You are going to be there in a person to tell them why you want to work there, you don't need a piece of paper that says the same thing in a condensed form.

You should bring the four documents that awesomepossum listed, with the addition of an undergraduate/graduate degree transcript if you are interviewing for patent jobs. I wouldn't expect to use them, but they are good to have on hand in case someone asks for them. Other than that, just bring a notepad and pen to jot down things you talked about in between interviews so you can keep them straight i your head, and make sure you are well rested and hydrated. Good luck!




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