I'm back from my interview! I'll tell you in a second how it went, but first, the poll results:
Thanks a lot for you 36 people who voted!
- 63% thought it was ok to take your Filo to a job interview, to use it to take notes.
- 44% thought it was ok to bring it to look up info you have researched before.
- And 16% wouldn't bring it under any circumstances...
If the matter interests you, please also have a look in the comment section of the original post!
So I did take it to the interview. Actually, it turned out to be 2 interviews... As we discussed in the comments, I took a not so cute Filo (the Chameleon), and got all the cuteness out of it (stickers and so on), so it would look professional enough. Rest assured, it still looked handsome!
I only used the notepad at the back both times, to take notes. Neither interviewer seemed phased by it, they treated it as they would have any notebook.
During the first interview (that one went really well) the interviewer said how much they would need me to be organized. I showed my Filo, and Leon made a good impression :) During the second one, which didn't go so well, we never talked about the Filo and the interviewer didn't look at it weird or anything.
All in all I would say the Filo itself made either no impression or a good one. Now pray for me as I'm waiting for their final answer....