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How to Answer “Please Share Anything That Will Help Prepare for Our Meeting” (With Examples)

When you’re scheduled for a job interview, the recruiter will usually add “Please share anything that will help prepare for our meeting.” 

If you want to impress, never leave it blank. “But I have no idea what to share.” No worries. I’m here to help you answer this unclear request. I’ll give you the best things to share, as well as how to answer the email bearing this message. So let’s go!

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What to Put When You’re Asked to “Share Anything That Will Help Prepare for Our Meeting”

Quick answer: Share any resources or details that highlight your skills, previous experiences, and/or accomplishments. This way, the interviewer will know a bit about you and can prepare questions related to what you provide. 

With that in mind, let’s look at what to put when told to “Please share anything that will help prepare for our meeting”. 

Your tailored resume 

If you haven’t had the chance to send in your resume yet, then now is a great time to do so. Of course, if you want it to stand out, you need to tailor it to the job position. 

For this, carefully go through the job description again. Then, in your resume, highlight your skills and qualifications that are most relevant to the role. This will show the recruiter and employer that you’re the best candidate. 

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Your professional portfolio

Let’s say you’re applying for a job that requires you to show proof of your skills. This can be anything, from writing, graphic designs, successful sales strategies, you name it. 

If that’s the case, it’s a good idea to provide a link to your professional portfolio in the “Please share anything that will help prepare for our meeting” section of the email. 

What’s a portfolio? It’s a platform where all your previous work is stored, usually on your own WordPress website. So if you’re a writer, your portfolio should have examples of the writings that you’ve done for previous companies or clients. 

If you don’t know how to make a WordPress website, no worries. You can take advantage of easy-to-create online portfolio platforms such as Muck Rack,, and Journo Portfolio.

Your LinkedIn profile

If you have a LinkedIn profile that lists ALL your activities and experiences throughout the years, it’s a good idea to send it over to the hiring manager. Moreover, sending in your LinkedIn profile will help them verify your resume information, see your professional network, know your personal branding, and much more. 

If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you should definitely make one. The reason why I say this is because 77% of recruitment efforts are done through LinkedIn

Your references 

If you have a strong list of references, you can choose to provide that when asked to share anything that will help prepare for the job interview. However, you need to be sure that your references will put in a good word for you. 

So don’t go listing names that you think will impress the most. Instead, find the employers, managers, clients, coworkers, or mentors who will vouch for your character, as well as praise your strengths, accomplishments, talents, and more.

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Highlight your strengths

What if you already sent your resume, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, and references during the job application? You don’t want to send them again. 

In this case, you can add a short paragraph that highlights your strengths. You can pick out the most relevant skills you have for the role. This may get the interviewer to ask about it during the interview, and you’ll be able to expand more to show you’re the perfect fit for the position. 

Now, the best type of strength you should highlight is soft skills. Why? A LinkedIn study found that 92% of recruiters say soft skills are more important than technical skills.

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Please Share Anything That Will Help Prepare for Our Meeting Sample Answers

OK, so you’ve already determined what you want to share. Now, I will help you craft your email with some examples. Ryan Morris, a writer for Zippia Advice and LoanWell gives this advice:

“Don’t waste the interviewer’s time with extraneous details.”

Example answer for resume 

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you so much for inviting me to interview for this position! I’m really looking forward to our discussion. To help us prepare for our conversation, I’ve attached my resume for your reference, detailing my relevant experience in [specific skills or industry].

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message through my email or LinkedIn profile: [URL to your LinkedIn profile]. 

Sincerely, [Your Name]

Example answer for portfolio

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you for the opportunity to interview for [Job Title] at [Company Name]. I am eager to discuss how my skills and experience align with the requirements of the role.

I’ve attached my online portfolio here: [URL to your professional portfolio]. You can have a look at it to check out my previous work and accomplishments.

If you have any questions or need further information before our meeting on [date and time], please let me know.

Thank you once again for considering my application. Looking forward to our conversation.

Best regards, [Your Name]

Example answer for LinkedIn profile

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you for considering me for the position of [name of the position]. I look forward to talking with you. 

To help you learn more about my background and skills, I’ve included a link to my LinkedIn profile: [your LinkedIn profile URL]. You can find additional details about my professional experience and accomplishments there.

Again, thank you for the opportunity!

Best regards, [Your Name]

Example answer for references

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you for scheduling the interview on [date and time]. I’m excited to meet and discuss the [Job Title] position.

To help you prepare for our meeting, here is a list of my references: [List at least 3 of your references’ names, job titles, companies, email addresses, phone numbers, and your relationship with them]. They can provide valuable insights into my work ethic, skills, and contributions.

Looking forward to our conversation!

Best regards, [Your Name]

Example answer for your strengths

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you for considering me for the role. I’m thrilled to dive into the details of the [Job Title] position.

In preparation for our meeting, I would like to circle back on what I stated in my application about my communication skills. Throughout my career, I’ve honed my ability to articulate ideas clearly, collaborate effectively, and build strong relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

I look forward to showcasing these skills during our conversation and discussing how they align with the requirements of the role.

Best regards, [Your Name]

Final Thoughts

If you’re met with “Please share anything that will help prepare for our meeting” on your job interview invite, you might be a bit hesitant. You have no idea what to put. 

Well, you can share any of these:

  • Your tailored resume
  • Your professional portfolio
  • Your LinkedIn profile
  • Your references
  • Highlight your strengths
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Founder of With over 20 years of experience in HR and various roles in corporate world, Jenny shares tips and advice to help professionals advance in their careers. Her blog is a go-to resource for anyone looking to improve their skills, land their dream job, or make a career change.

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