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It's been almost 3 years since I've gone to an interview, ...getting out of the Consultancy and into a full time gig...
Anything other than my laptop (and resume) that I need to bring? Though I don't think so.
Are iPads a must these days?
- I wouldn't say they are a "must" unless you're showing stuff you designed for use on the iPadmonospaced
- Just bring your work in the best way you think it should be shared in-person.monospaced
- correction *gone to an interview in person. I've skyped and used GoToMeeting to show my screen.ohhhhhsnap
- tx monospaced.ohhhhhsnap
don't bring a laptop
whenever I've shown up to an interview they've already seen my work, they're interested, and want to talk to me directly. I've never really had to present my work. Only in one case I had to present my stuff (and that's because stupid HR just called in anyone who applied and met requirements).
3D glasses does the trick for my interviews.
I may get an ipad mini in the future incase I have something specific to show. I really don't want to lug around my laptop.
I took an iPad to an interview recently and one of the panel (a developer) said "yeah, but what if we're doing something for Android?"...
I've had a friend's iPad with me during an interview but since I had only a bunch of JPGs to show and a PDF, printed pages would have done the job, too.
Works great. Definitely get/bring an iPad, and DEFINITELY do not rely on them having an open wifi connection or good cell reception in their office. Load your content before hand so you can quickly pull it up with no problems, no hunting for passwords, etc. A bluetooth keyboard can be nice to tab through stuff while they hold it.. . that way you don't put your sweaty fingers all over it.
Lulz @ "Are your banners Flash?"
i agree with Utopian. doesn't matter. but I'd suggest to bring something to leave behind. do something fun that will stay on their desk as a reminder. I did a coffee mug a long time ago for places i went for interviews. A few people still use them and we keep in contact and this is years ago. I also dropped cash on actual coins, expensive, but fuck, that kept them talking to me at the end. so yeah, leave something fun behind for them as a thank you for their time. hope that helps