Carry A 'Leave-Behind' For Successful Interviews

Creative professionals have a habit of carrying a portfolio with them for interviews, but The Daily Muse advises every type of job-seeker to have a body of work prepared -- unlike a portfolio, one you leave behind with the hiring manager.

The "Leave-Behind" could be a condensed portfolio, a custom creation for the job you are interviewing for, endorsements and testimonials, or anything else relevant. You could even get creative like Miruna Macri and create a passport portfolio like the video above, which she "accidentally" lost in offices -- it eventually landed her a job.

So what's the advantage of this leave-behind approach?

Having a leave-behind can also keep your resume from being bogged down (let's be honest -- even the most carefully crafted resume will lack the space to go into great detail).

Finally -- and arguably most importantly -- a leave-behind makes sure the hiring manager has a tangible reminder of who you are and what you bring to the position.

The Daily Muse's post has several ideas and no-no's about preparing a leave-behind; check them out the article at the link below.

The New Secret to Interview Success: Leave Something Behind [The Daily Muse]


    I'm not sure "accidently" leaving your portfolio is a good idea (forgetfulness is not a great trait to highlight!), but the leave-behind concept is a good idea.

    What came first, reality or these articles? I'm pretty sure the article thinks it did.

    I think being a young hot blonde helped as well....

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