UK job search: contracts and taking notes
May 13, 2012 11:37 AM Subscribe
(UK-based) I've started applying for new jobs and as I'm now getting along in the process, I'm wondering about 1) signing a contract before leaving my current job and 2) taking notes during a job interview.
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I'm a little nervous about how to actually leave my job if I find a new one. I want to make sure everything is confirmed before I resign. How can I do this? Ideally, I would like to ask to sign my new contract before I give notice at my current job - is this normal, or do employers expect you to give notice as soon as you receive (and accept) an offer? I'm frightened of something going wrong.
Also, I've been reading job interview advice online. One blog I read advised interviewees to bring a notepad to take notes during the interview on points the interviewers bring up you might want to remember. The blog also said the interviewee could bring a written list of questions to ask employers. I would love to do this as I have a list of questions, but I'm afraid I'll forget them. The blog I read was US-based, so: in the UK, will an interviewer think it's strange if I bring in a notepad and/or a list of questions?
Thank you for your help - I am focusing on preparing as much as I can but these little things are worrying me.