“Did it go well?”
This is the question we all ask ourselves over and over again once the interview has finished. Interviews can be a daunting experience from start to finish, so it is only normal that we question ourselves until we hear back from the Hiring Manager.
Luckily, there are a few things you can look out for that can tell you if the interview has gone well. Take a look here…
If the interviewer is sharing detailed information about the job role with you such as current projects and how you would fit into them, perks and benefits of working for the company and day to day tasks – they are trying to sell the role and the company to you, which is great as this means they see you fitting in with the rest of the team.
Meeting the rest of the team is a big and bold step. Usually the Hiring Manager will only do this if they are really interested in you and either they want a second opinion from the team or they want to see how you will fit in with the culture of the company. Ensure you make a good impression, speak clearly and hold your head high!
Have you ever been to an interview that felt more like an interrogation? This can be an indication that things aren’t going as well as they could be. However, if you’re having an actual conversation with the interviewer that strays away from the usual interview chat – you can almost guarantee things are going well.
The next sign to look out for is how long the interview lasted. The Hiring Manager will usually have multiple candidates to see, so it the interview runs over the predicted time scale – you can bet it has gone well.
The final hint to look out for is the way the Hiring Manager says goodbye. I.e. “see you soon” or “I’ll be in touch within …” is usually a good sign that you’ll be hearing from them in the near future.
“Thanks for coming” or “I’ll be contacting the successful candidates soon” aren’t always the best to hear when leaving the interview. Although, don’t get too hung up on the goodbyes as language can be perceived differently.
The main thing is to remember to stay positive – only time will tell whether you have made a lasting/good impression. Although if you recognise these positive signs, there’s a very good chance that you’ll get the job, land a second interview or at least hear back from them with some positive feedback.
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