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Should I bring my resume to a college interview?

I feel like it could be useful, but I'm not sure. If so, what's the recommended length? How would it work with an online/Skype interview?

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Yolonda’s Answer

Yes, that is fine. It wouldn’t hurt. Here is a video to help you with writing a resume:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=JuVYWUo2meE
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Adam’s Answer

I bring my resume to all interviews, whether it be college, volunteering, career, etc. I have found that it is a really good way to guide the conversation.
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Azra’s Answer

Absolutely! Buy a padfolio, something leather bound (around $20 at supply store), and have a few copies of your resume. Having extra does not hurt and the padfolio makes you look professional. 1 page resumes ONLY.

For online interviews, ask for email address and ask them if they would like a copy. Generally when you apply you submit a digital version of your resume that the interviewer will have but it is always nice to ask.
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Fiona’s Answer

Usually the interviewer would have a copy of your CV already, but as a sign of respect, I would advise you to bring it just in case.
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Claire’s Answer

Hi Abby! As Kim said above me, I absolutely agree that it would be better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it! I brought my resume to 3 different college interviews and actually ended up needing it for 1 of them! Because resumes often have more than just work experience (extracurricular activities, volunteer hours, hobbies, etc.) a some of the time they're good at acting as an agenda as well. If you are bringing hardcopies, make sure to bring one for yourself and a copy for anyone else in the interview.

For a Skype or other online meeting, I would email whomever you are put in contact with to introduce yourself before the interview and you can take that opportunity to attach any documents to that email as well.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

-Claire
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Marcela’s Answer

It is always better to be prepared. I would always bring a couple of copies of your resume to each interview. First of all it tells your interviewers that you are prepared. Second, in case you have a quiet moment your resume is a great talking point.
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Hanleigh’s Answer

Yes! You should bring your resume. Even if they already have a copy, you look more prepared if you have copies on hand. If you are interviewing on Skype, I would recommend having your resume on hand on your computer, just in case.
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Kim’s Answer

Absolutely! Better to have it and not need it , than need it and not have it! I brought mine when I went to interview for the Masters Program. The opportunity/need to present it never arose, but, I felt much more confident knowing I had it, as opposed to sitting there fearing what I would do if the conversation drifted that way and I was unprepared.

Try to keep it to one page, however, if necessary, a page and a half is okay. Not too much detail - something they can scan for highlights while still talking to you!

Sorry, I cannot address the skype situation, hope someone else joins in on that question!

best of luck!
Kim
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