Should You Take Notes During An Interview?

Taking notes during an interview

When going in for a job interview, there are a number of things you can do to impress a potential employer. You can dress in your best business attire. You can also be on time. Make sure you have the best resume format. You can even dazzle them with your qualifications. But there is one other thing you can do to let employers know that you truly are interested in the job and their company. One other thing is taking notes during the interview.

By bringing a pen and notepad with you to your interview, you can take notes about the things you learn about the company. You can also jot down advice your interviewer offers that could help you down the road. Another benefit of having a pad and pen is that you can write down the main points you want to cover during your interview. Having those points can help you stay on track.

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Make sure you let the interviewer know that you are planning to take notes before the interview starts. This way, the interviewer won’t be taken by surprise when you whip out your notepad and start jotting things down. Also, don’t spend the whole interview with your head buried in your notebook. Just jot down the most significant points and look up at the interviewer from time to time to indicate you’re listening. Not only will they see that you truly are interested in the job, but they will also know that you’re not distracted by other things.

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