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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).
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.
3D glasses does the trick for my interviews.
i would not use my ipad during the interview. that's just rude. lol.
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.
Google has Ipad??
I can see more negative results from this than positive. Having the interviewer hold the ipad and page through your work is cool, but not having your work at 100% scale would piss me off a bit.
Just a thought.
You should have it all online at a portfolio site. Then they can continue looking at it after you leave. Make it easy for them to hire you.
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?"...
why not just put it on your gameboy advance?
then they can pass it round and enjoy it eh? eh??
What's more is that you should take the time after each project to update your portfolio. Don't be the guy that has to rush around and slap something together. Make your portfolio easy to update and add to it often.
I fail to see why not? If you can present concepts to clients on an iPad, why wouldn't you at an interview? Especially, if you have pieces of work you cannot leave with the prospective employer (nda, etc.).
"If they asked you to show them an actual functioning website you might be in trouble."
Are you kidding? It's even better if you can show a working website on iPad—goes to show your cross-platform deployment skills.
I saw a kid interview at my work with an ipad to showcase his print work..bad idea.
For interactive/video i dont see the harm in it.
Using or showing up with an hanging pad,
can see 50 reasons why it will go bad...
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
I bought one back in the summer specifically for an interview with Waste Management to showcase identity, web, and interactive. I was offered the job that day. I ended up turning it down to focus on my company. I still use it during client presentations, and they seem to enjoy it and ask several questions about it. For others in the meeting, it's an icebreaker "how do you like your iPad, etc..".
As long as your not showing any work with Flash in it, I can not see the harm in using the iPad to present your work. If you decide to use the iPad be sure to utilize the fullscreen and make a customized slideshow of your work.