Get ready early for the interview. Don’t sink the interview by bringing the wrong things and showing up late. Here’s the start of a checklist:
At least five extra copies of your résumé: Make sure it’s the one that’s tailored to the company. You’ll refer to it during the interview, and the interviewer may not have his copy handy. And you’ll want to give one to various people you meet.
Pen and paper: You’re going to have to fill out forms, and you’re going to be taking notes.
Directions and a map: Even if you drove it already or you’re sure you know where the place is, bring printed directions in case you get lost or confused.
A full tank of gas: You’ll have enough to worry about on the way to ...