You’ve done all the pre-work. You've done a job analysis, identified the competencies needed to be successful on the job, and you have developed great interview questions to measure those competencies. You are all set to begin conducting interviews. Now, the hard work begins.
The Struggle: Staying Engaged in the Interview...while also Taking Interview Notes
The purpose of an interview is to gather information from candidates to determine if he or she is the right person for the job. However, a major challenge that interviewers face is finding an efficient way to record the essential information while continuing to actively listen to the candidate’s responses. As an interviewer, you want to capture the important details so that you can recall it later and make an accurate evaluation of the candidate. But, you can’t record every word the candidate says.