Impress Your Interviewer With Notes

August 07, 2019 • written by

This interview technique is so effective, it’s like punching unemployment in the balls.

Or bringing a gun to a knife fight.

This is one of my unfair advantages in an interview.

And I’m sharing this with you now.

I learned this technique from sales.

I pick up what I learn and eventually apply the useful techniques to everything.

Asking questions means you are sincere and interested.

And taking notes brings that sincerity and interest to another level.

So I treat interviews like a sales meeting.

As soon as the interviewer let me sit down.

I pull out my pen and open my notebook.

Sometimes, I feel lazy and don’t do this until the interviewer says something interesting.

The interviewer sometimes looks surprised.

You’re taking notes?

He/she asked me.


I responded.

I don’t want to miss important details.

I say.

What details?

I get asked as a follow-up.

I casually respond.

This also helps me make more intelligent decisions.

I say.

You have other job applications?

Yes. I have a few interviews scheduled this week.

This reminds them that if they don’t give me a good offer, I’ll get my good offer somewhere else.

This move helps me negotiate a higher salary

Having my notebook on me puts me in the best negotiating position if a recruiter tries to give me a low offer.

I can just say.

I understand.

If that’s your maximum offer, that’s your maximum offer.

I really enjoyed our conversation and you convinced me that it might be a good idea to work here instead.

I’m a little hesitant however.

Because OTHER CALL CENTER COMPANY is offering me a higher amount.

And I went here because I already said yes to you on the phone and I stay with companies for a long time.

And I want to make sure I’m making a good long term decision.

My notes gives the interviewer a SOLID LAST IMPRESSION

The notebook adds a lot of power to my questions in the last part of the interview.

Kind of like a finishing move.

Do you have any questions for me?

The interviewer asked.

I ask the interviewer the following questions.

Other advantages of taking notes during interviews

I remember my interviewer’s name.

I remember something the interviewer said that I find interesting and ask more details about it later.

I also collect notes on the usual salaries, perks and benefits.

I’m seen by the interviewer as more sincere and professional.


Get used to pulling out your notebook.

Ask people questions and write the answers down.

If you read or hear anything interesting, put it on your notebook.

WARNING: This technique requires a decent level of self-confidence.

So if you’re a low confidence person, please go back to the two lessons:

I scored several jobs by telling them this.

And because I did, this put the pressure on them to not shop around for applicants.

Sometimes the interviewer says, we have some other applicants scheduled for evaluation as well and we’d like to talk to them as well.

This is a fancy way of saying we’d like to talk to people who are better than you and if they are a little better than you, then we’ll hire them and not you.

When I realize this, the image of the pretty recruitment staff fills my head and I say out loud “you smooth fucker.”

Some companies will ask for a few days to evaluate other candidates.

And it’s for exactly the above reason.

This is so important.

I’ll say it again.

Recruiters are evaluating multiple people and only selecting the best.

Just like the Tournament of Power in Dragon Ball Z or some other anime.

There are winners and losers.

The solution is to join multiple tournaments so you can become a stronger fighter.

The key lesson is that since they are doing this to you.

You also do this to them.

A strong, confident fighter…. I mean applicant has nothing to fear.

Because there are thousands of BPO opportunities.

New ones can be accessed through a Google search.

What happens if I do this well?

The interviewer retracts the wait time and they try to close me on their offer if they know they could afford my asking pay.

They want me, they have to show me.

Thank you for reading this far and thanks for your attention.

I am praying for your success. God bless!

If you made it this far, you should introduce yourself.












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