Interview day can be stressful. You’re nervous, anxious, and excited all at the same time. To help calm your nerves, try to have things prepared in advance, so you don’t have to worry about remembering things on the big day.

About.com has put together a neat checklist of all the items you should bring to your interview:

  1. Directions: If you are not sure where you are going for the interview, be sure to print out directions, or enter the address in your GPS. It’s also important to print out any additional instructions the hiring manager might have sent along. You don’t want to be scrambling on the day of the interview, and being late is never a good start!
  2. Identification: As About.com states, many offices have a security check where you will be required to show a valid form of ID.
  3. List of Questions: With the nerves of the day, it’s easy to forget the questions you wanted to ask about the position. Write them down ahead of time and bring them with you to the interview.
  4. Extra Copies of Your Resume: In the event that you unexpectedly meet more than one person during your interview, you want to be able to provide them with a copy of your resume. Make sure you bring a few extras, just in case.

Set all these things aside the night before and prepare yourself for a successful interview!

If you would like to read more tips on what to bring to a job interview (and what to leave at home) click here.

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