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About to have my third interview for an ACD role. It's been a while. Should I still bring hard copy resumes? Should I bring my laptop to take them through my work that we already talked through?

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Yes and Yes. Always be over prepared

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PRINT YOUR RESUME. This has nothing to do with being green or living in 2018 or whatever. It’s a physical reminder that sits on your future employer’s desk.

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Hard copies are unique now. I had cards printed for the first time in years. People think it’s cool. (Or that’s what they tell me and somehow I’m placated.)

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Agreed with cw1. But it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Also doesn’t hurt to ask hiring manager

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I always bring hard copies of my resume, and if you have work that you can show, definitely bring your lap top. It never hurts to be prepared and ready for anything!

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1) no 2) yes

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Your site should have your resume and work on it. If they ask for paper (which they shouldn’t and if they do that should tell you something) say you’re being green. With LinkedIn and websites I see no need for a paper res.

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As a hiring manager I always asked just to see if they brought it. If they didn’t, they’re unprepared

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Granted I don't have as much experience as you, but more than likely I've interviewed more recently than you. From what I've seen, the first interview is about your work and if you're a good fit creatively, but everything after that is chemistry.

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Why am I an idiot and can't remember this stuff? Don't answer that. Just the first 2 questions ⤴️. Thanks.

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No it's not. It goes right in the trash. Also, this is a completely antiquated a superfluous practice. I landed my last three jobs without one. Just list anything you think matters (awards, press, past agencies if it's not apparent from your work) on your site's about page and call it a day. If you must leave something, have a nice card that doesn't take up space on my desk.

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^ You're welcome, from those of us who advised you to bring some. Hope you get the job!🍀

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I had it yesterday. Most had a LinkedIn version printed. But some we're impressed with my fancy hard stock. Thank you, Daryl, Staples print manager.

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I stopped bringing hard copy resumes a LONG time ago then yesterday during an interview, someone asked me if I had one. “Shook” is an understatement.

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I’m doing the same and everyone looks at my portfolio beforehand. I did a resume for fun but no one asks for it either.

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Thanks everyone. Made a late night trip to staples last night for resumes. Bringing my laptop. We good.

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At this rate, don’t forget to bring your head.

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