Growing up my Dad owned his own business and was in charge of hiring people. He told me when I went to apply for my first job to make sure I bring a pencil to the interview in case they want you to fill something out. He said it made you look prepared. He said he would strongly consider not hiring someone if they didn't have some writing utensil with them at the interview. That stuck with me my whole life. Always bring a pen with you for a job interview. Guess my message got across because a P1 yesterday wrote me and sent me this picture. He was heading in for a job interview and said he was ready. Had his tie and....his pen!  The guy will probably be CEO after his first day!