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Do people still print out their resumes to bring to interviews anymore?

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Yes. Better to have it and then get asked for it than not.

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I always ask when I interview a candidate. If they don’t it’s a strike against them, esp for a client service role.

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Manager1, I did grow up. Worked at good shops too. Being prepared got me the offers. Clients like someone who is prepared. Whether you like it or not, you are tested in every interview. I make it a point of studying a candidate's resume and will bring up something on their second page (or bottom of the first) to show I took the time to review it. As I said, it's not a dealbreaker but it does show who comes prepared. If being asked for a printed resume turns you off so much that you'd say no, then being unwilling to do that extra 10 minutes of prep speaks volumes about how you'd work with the team.

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I've been brought into interviews without ever seeing a resume. Also a late invite and might not have my computer or have been able to print it out prior. If you are trying to get a job be prepared. The people interviewing you already have a job at a place you are trying to get into. It's a good idea to give the impression you want to be there too.

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What matters is what you choose to do. Best of luck in your search, if you are considering opportunities.

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Yes. Not for review, but out of professionalism. It's a sign that you anticipate needs and are prepared.

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Yes always bring printed copies to hand out.

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I honestly cannot believe this is a real question! YES bring your resume!

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Most people I interview do not but it’s big bonus points if they do. Shows interest, like you didn’t just roll out of bed and show up.

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Sometimes we get less than 24 hours notice when a candidate is scheduled for an interview and have limited time to review a resume and portfolio. Bring your resume and portfolio to help the interviewer put your name in the Yes column.

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I guess it’s a department thinf because I’ve never seen or heard of a creative bringing printed resumes to an interview.

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Most of the creatives I've interviewed brought copies of their resume and portfolio (printed and/or on a laptop). They appeared prepared, professional and ready for the job. Don't forget to send those thank you emails, it can be the difference between you and someone else getting the job. Good luck.

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yes. I have at least 5 copies with me, plus personal business cards ready to hand out.

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Definitely. Hard copy print outs!

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I think it shows preparedness and professionalism. When interviewing I wasn’t always asked for it but if I showed I had a copy it stood out (was told in hindsight)

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I actually think it’s incumbent on the HR/recruiter to provide the internal team with the right docs. They’ve got them, why not just give one to me? Or forward me a PDF. If I can design 30’ billboards and environmental installations, I can manage a resume.

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do it. sometimes you'll need it, sometimes you won't. in this age of LinkedIn, you probably won't, but showing you prepared is part of the battle.

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the other half is lasers, I'm fairly sure

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In my most recent interview I brought printed my resume but it wasn’t necessary - the CD was on it and had provided copies to her team. I think the basic rule of thumb is to think like a boy scout - be prepared.

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Na, just tell them to Google you.

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One time a head of production had someone else’s resume printed out in front of him. Took me a minute to figure out why his questions and assumptions made no sense.

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I would. I recently did and the hiring manager said “I didn’t know you had a MBA.” My name includes this designation at the top of each page. Internal interview and they had already reviewed candidates, clearly without looking at resumes.

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I bring snacks that I share. Works like a charm.

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yes.

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