While it’s usually hard to tell what the interviewer was thinking, here are four signs that just may indicate you killed at the job interview… and an offer is on the way!
1. They Discuss Your References
It’s a great sign if the interviewer asks you about about your references and for their contact information. This more than likely means they will be contacting them, which might mean you are moving forward in the process.
2. Hypothetical Questions
It’s a good sign if the employer asks questions about things you might be asked to do if offered the position. Perkins says the more specific the question, the better. Think about the difference between “Can you travel?” and “If we were to ask you to travel once a week of every month, could you do that?” If they ask you more detailed questions, it shows they are more invested in you as a candidate.
3. Shooting the Breeze
If you got a bit off-topic and discussed something other than the position or your qualification, take it as a good sign! If you can have a real and random conversation with your interviewer, it might show them that you fit in with company culture or that you’d simply be an enjoyable person to have around the office. Don’t underestimate the power of liking. These days there are many qualified candidates and sometimes fitting in is all it takes.
4. Unexpected Introductions
It’s possible that you’ll be given a tour of the office, but there is a difference between a tour and an unexpected introduction. If the interviewer is going out of his or her way to have you meet others, they could be testing you to see how you interact with other employees in the office. Be courteous and respectful, because it’s likely that their opinions could come into play when it comes to down to a hiring decision.
Keep in mind that these are just indicators—and not a guarantee you’ll be offered the job. Stay stop of mind by following up—and be sure to let the recruiter know you care about the company, and this position!
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