I've just had my first 3 one-on-ones. I found that I really struggled to take notes during the one-on-ones. Is that normal?
At the end of the one-on-one, I quickly scribbled all I could remember.
- Do you have any suggestions on getting better at it?
- I'm going to follow the recommendation given in the "Note-taking during Interviews" cast by listening to a news broadcast and noting what's being said. I'll see how that goes, but I'd love any suggestions.
- Do you take notes on what they say about their holidays and family, etc? During their first 10mins, we did get into all that. It was quite a good free flowing back-and-forth conversation, but felt really odd to take my eyes down to take notes during that.. so I didn't. If felt like it would break the conversation.
- My directs sit alongside me during the O3 (due to the configuration of my cube). That seemed to make it even more uncomfortable to take notes. Do you have the same feeling?