Taking notes during OCI interview

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Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:25 pm

So is it not acceptable to take notes during the interview? I am really trying to have a conversation and learn about their firm. It'd be a lot easier to remember these things if I could jot down a few notes.

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby Uncle.Joe » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am really trying to have a conversation and learn about their firm.


Your not taking an exam, keep it cas.

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:30 pm

It will look really odd to take notes during the interview. Walk out, sit down, and write down everything you can remember.

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby lmr » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So is it not acceptable to take notes during the interview? I am really trying to have a conversation and learn about their firm. It'd be a lot easier to remember these things if I could jot down a few notes.


It's supposed to a conversation w natural/healthy eye contact. If anyone will be taking notes it's your interviewer. What you should do is if he/she says you should contact so and so then write that down. But what are you planning on writing about? what they tell you about the firm? you are already supposed to know this. You should have studied the firm well enough to not take notes.

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby sopranorleone » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:08 pm

The only acceptable reason to have a pen and paper handy during OCI:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikaqYpGZT64

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:55 pm

Yeah I'd be weirded out if an interviewee were writting things down. I'd be like - what the hell could he possibly need to have in writing from MY interview of HIM? Is he drawing me?

Oh man, what a weird question.

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby lawalum » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:47 pm

Please don't do this.

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby Emma. » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:11 pm

lawalum wrote:Please don't do this.

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:14 pm

Ok, so I jotted down the name of a restaurant (on the cover of the firm folder I was given, with the pen I was given) because the interview had gone into "casual chat" mode and the interviewer was REALLY REALLY enthusiastic that I needed to try a certain place. But I'd never open up my padfolio and take serious notes in an interview!

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Re: Taking notes during OCI interview

Postby Pokemon » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:18 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:Yeah I'd be weirded out if an interviewee were writting things down. I'd be like - what the hell could he possibly need to have in writing from MY interview of HIM? Is he drawing me?

Oh man, what a weird question.



I would assume that he was building a discrimination case against me.
In any case OP, as a long TLS-er, there was a person once claiming that they took notes in interviews, and that they read their questions from prepared paper they had.
Nevertheless, taking notes on an interview sounds like an extraordinarily awful idea, as bad as they can get.




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