Do you think your interview went well? Or are you really not sure. Of course everybody wants to interview well and come across as polished and well-prepared. But if you are wondering if there are any indications that your interview actually did go well, then read on.
Here are some signs that you probably aced your interview:
1) The interview lasted longer than scheduled. Given interviewers’ busy schedules, it’s unlikely that they will spend more time with you than necessary unless they really like you. A longer interview is usually a positive sign.
2) The interviewer’s body language indicated that he or she was very interested in your answers. If the interviewer leans forward, smiles, nods, that can be a good sign. Conversely, if the interviewer looks bored and seems uninterested, that usually doesn’t bode well for you.
3) You were asked about your availability for a second interview. This is another good indicator. The interviewer typically won’t want to know about your availability for a second interview if the interviewer does not intend to call you back for a second interview.
4) You were introduced to your potential new co-workers. This is something else that you can be happy about. This indicates that the interviewer may well see you as a part of the team already.
5) The interviewer asked for your references. This is very positive. Interviewers don’t ask for your references unless you are under serious consideration.
6) The interviewer wanted to know how soon you would be able to start. If the interviewer asks you this, there is a high probability that you are at the top of the list of candidates.
7) The interviewer tried to sell you on the job. If the interviewer starts touting all the wonderful benefits of working at the organization, this is a good sign that things are going well. The interviewer may mention free parking, the generous health insurance package, 401K matching, or other benefits.
8) The interviewer introduces you to higher-ups in the company (and they weren’t on the list of interviewers). If you meet people higher on the chain of command than your interviewer, this is good news. The interviewer probably wants to get these managers’ take on you.
9) They invite you to follow up. If an interviewer goes out of his or her way to give you a business card (when you didn’t ask for one) and tells you to follow up if you have any questions, this too is a very positive sign that you are a top candidate for the position.
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