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To bring to a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:41 pm

Entire briefcase, or just padfolio or something else? (for guys)

resume obviously, but transcript, referenes, writing sample (if they don't explicitly ask)?

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby Cavalier » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:43 pm

Just a padfolio, perhaps with a couple writing samples and three copies of your resume, transcript, and references just to be safe. I've never gotten asked for a single thing though.

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby dbt » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:44 pm

I only went to 2 callbacks, brought everything you mentioned in the OP, and they never asked for any of it.

I'd bring like 2 of each (assuming you have 4 or 5 interviewers) just in case someone asks for something.

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby Renzo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:03 pm

Ditto to everyone above. Although I did have one interviewer who had misplaced my resume, and it was good to be able to give her a copy rather than let her search for it.

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby sbalive » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:23 pm

The one callback at which I left my folder with copies of stuff in the car and didn't bother going back for "because I haven't needed it at any of my other callbacks" was also the one where I had a last-minute addition to my schedule who hadn't received my resume.

It's like what they say about umbrellas -- if you remember to bring it with you, it's guaranteed not to rain, and vice versa.

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby Drake014 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:30 pm

If you like carrying a briefcase with you, have a copy of your resume handy. If they hadn't reviewed your writing sample yet, you wouldn't be there. They've approved everything about you. A resume is just handy in case they misplaced it and want to talk about what's on it.

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:01 pm

what do u do if u have an update to your resume?

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby sbalive » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what do u do if u have an update to your resume?


email it to the recruiter and ask them to print out or distribute that copy if possible. (That worked for me on some CB's, not on others.)

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Entire briefcase, or just padfolio or something else? (for guys)

resume obviously, but transcript, referenes, writing sample (if they don't explicitly ask)?

I show up with my fists. Seriously. lol.

I have quit wasting trees, I just bring with me a good smile and a sense of optimism.

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby bwv812 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:51 pm

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby BobSacamano » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:00 pm

I got like 10 copies of my resume printed on nice-yet-not-too-nice paper at Staples and have yet to be asked for one. Waste of 4 dollars!

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby Black-Blue » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:53 pm

I've never heard of an interviewer requesting any material, under normal circumstances.

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Re: To bring to a callback...

Postby Person » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:20 pm

BobSacamano wrote:I got like 10 copies of my resume printed on nice-yet-not-too-nice paper at Staples and have yet to be asked for one. Waste of 4 dollars!


Unless the $4 gave you the confidence you needed to nail the callbacks! But yeah, probably not.




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