Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter suggests bringing your tablet to an interview especially if you are in a creative field.
I remember when I started in recruiting and would interview people. Eventually, they would get to the part of the interview where they would want to show off something that they had done. The region to their briefcase and pull out this huge binder a material, show me flowchart after flowchart of computer systems they had designed. My eyes would glaze over as they with him through and try to show me things.
Remember these were the days of text and pure text and the occasional chart. It was horrible and I had no interest whatsoever.
Let’s fast forward to today. Instead of bringing the book or the huge binders of material to an interview to show off what you’ve done, if you are in a creative area, if you do work that is somewhat artistic, where the visual is the reason you are being hired, come with the tablet to the interview. Have it set up for a presentation so that all you have to do is enter tablet to the interviewer and be prepared to talk about what they are seeing.
Ending your tablet to someone and have them scan through it their pace about what they are interested in that you been doing and asking questions about his incredibly powerful.
Just remember, you have the opportunity with the presentation to be extremely creative and present things in imaginative ways. Instead of boring people with incredibly boring flat shots (remember you can use hyperlinks to give people an idea of where was implemented).
Come with the tablet to the interview. Hand it to the interviewer. Make sure you take it back at the end, of course!, It doesn’t matter what flavor it is of tablet, just make sure that is set up so that as soon as it’s opened up he goes directly to the presentation.
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