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Allowed to have notes?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by TheTinyTeacher, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. TheTinyTeacher

    TheTinyTeacher New commenter

    Hi,
    Are you allowed to have notes in an interview? I've never taken notes into an interview but my friend said you can if you want. However, he's not in the education sector, so I wondered if you can take notes into teaching jobs or if this would be frowned upon. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Allowed - yes. No law against it!
    Frowned upon - well, best not for promoted posts. But if it gives you confidence - take in 1 or 2 postcards with notes on, but don't look down at them all the time, nor shuffle them after each question, looking for the answer. Keep them for emergency use!
    You may well find that just having them there gives you more confidence and you won't need to use them.
    Do look in the Welcome thread for the interview clickables to give you tips for preparing for an interview.
    Well done for getting that interview - we look forward to a new thread called Dear Theo - I got that job!
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  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I'd have to say no. Either all candidates are invited to bring notes - in which case you'd have to specify how many, what type, etc and how they may use them, thereby opening a real can of worms - or none.
    I want to see how well people think on their feet (which is a great deal of what being a teacher actually is), not how well they can read notes they might well have written under advice from friends and colleagues on TES.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Right on, Middlemarch!
    i wasn't thinking that anyone would want that sort of note!
    I was thinking more in the line of things that go out of your head - how many children at which levels in your class. The rise over a year. Exam results even.
    Things that are specific to that candidate.
    Not crib notes . . .
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    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.



    I
    do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the
    Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive
    summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really
    appreciate.

















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