Getting ready for an interview can be really stressful because you want to make the best first impression. Along with looking nice and completely professional, what do you put in your purse? Here are 10 things you need to have in your interview bag to guarantee that you will nail the interview! Good luck you got it!
Bad Breath = Bad Impression
One thing NOT to have is bad breath. The last thing you want your potential employer to remember you by is how bad your breath smelt. If you have gum, remember to spit it out before the interview. Professionalism is key!
Always Have a Pen or Something to Write With
One thing my mom always had with her was a pen. You never know when you have to write something down and going to an interview is no acceptation.
A Nice Notebook
Smelling Good = Good Impression
As that age old saying goes, “Everyone likes a good smelling man… or in this case woman. Something soft is always good, but nothing too strong.
No One Likes Fly-A-Ways
This is self-explanatory, but having a small brush to get rid of those little fly-a-ways will take you a long way.
Have a Resume on Hand
There’s nothing wrong with a little vanity. Especially when you are trying to present yourself in the best light, and you can’t necessarily do that with left over lunch in your teeth.
Chapped Lips Are a No-Go
I think the title says it all.
Fake it Till You Make it
Sickness isn’t always something you can prevent. But, you can help yourself out by carrying some aspirin or ibuprofen. Even when you don’t feel your best, having something to help can make a world of difference.
Most Importantly, Smile
Okay, so you can’t put a smile in your bag, but as they say it’s your best accessory. When you smile you give you employer the impression that you will be a joy to work with and what’s better than a person who is likable?
Do you have any other suggestions for what you should have in your interview bag? Share in the comments below!
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Howdy! Olivia Johnson is a Senior at Columbus State University. She majors in Communication with a concentration in Integrated Media. When she grows up, Olivia hopes to be a Entertainment Journalist working for either a magazine or a TV station. She is also a lover of Dad Joke's and all things that shine.