SHOWING UP UNPREPARED: Be sure to do your research on company by reviewing the job description and becoming familiar with its requirements. If the employer asked you to bring anything such as copies of your resume, writing samples, completed application, etc., be sure to have all requested documents neatly gathered in a portfolio or briefcase. Also, get proper sleep the night before and eat a light meal before the interview. You donâ€™t want to seem lethargic or overly stuffed during an interview. Interviewers can always tell when you took the time to prep and will keep that in mind when making their final decision.