Taking notes during an interview

Scorp6Scorp6 Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
What is the accepted practice when it comes to note taking during interviews? I want to look professional and organized but don't want to come off as nervous or anything. Thanks!


  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    If you think you need to note something then do it. Don't over think it.
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • tkerbertkerber Member Posts: 223
    If you think you need to note something then do it. Don't over think it.

    Exactly what networker said... Don't over think it. Note down topics that you may want to expand on later or questions that you'd like to ask when the interviewer hands the conversation to you.

    On a side note maybe you could impress the interviewer by discretely drawing a beautiful portrait of them and hand it in to them when the interview is finished.
  • alan2308alan2308 CISSP, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security Ann Arbor, MIMember Posts: 1,854 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Personally, I'd skip the portrait. But that's just me. :)
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,882 Mod
    Juggling people's names, positions, technologies they may use, etc. is not easy. I say write away tidbits that you may need to reference later. Just keep in mind that you don't want to write too much as you may convey a sense of being disengaged.
  • olaHaloolaHalo Member Posts: 748 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yeah I always write stuff down during interviews.
    No one has ever complained.
    If you wanna be cool bring a tablet.

    I also have questions written down to ask them beforehand.
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