I have a group interview coming up, would you recommend I bring a copy of my resume for each person?
Gearing up for an Interview
Dear Donna replies:
Dear Gearing up for an Interview,
Yes, you should have extra copies of your resume with you in case you are asked. Carry them in a portfolio or brief case if necessary. While there, you can mention that you brought extra copies if anyone needs one, which shows you are prepared.
Even before the interview, ask who will be interviewing you and get their names and titles if possible. Research them on LinkedIn to learn about their background.
When you arrive at the interview, be sure to shake hands all around. Make eye contact with everyone in the room when you are answering questions regardless of who posed the question. Shake hands with each at the end of the interview and ask for their business card. Offer yours if you have one (you can get simple cards made with your name, credentials and contact information). This makes a very professional and favorable impression.
Afterwards, send a typed thank-you note to each person in on the interview. This is where the business cards you received come in handy. You can always verify interviewers names, credentials and titles from the lead interviewer or human resource staff if each person does not have a card.
For more details read The right approach for the right interview (www.nurse.com/Cardillo/Right-Approach-Interview)