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]