Signs That Show You Have Aced the Job Interview

By Florence Lewis

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Job interviews are like a first rendezvous with your partners. You are nervous and confused about your attire, body language, and the questions that will be asked. Preferably, your first impression will be good, and you will be asked for a further interview or given the job. Many times, you cannot interpret the results. There are few sure signs that will help you to know whether the employer is interested in you or not though. Look out for these signs after your job interview:

You are given a follow-up date:

The first meeting with the interviewer tells you many things. Many times the candidates don’t understand these signs. If the interviewer gives you a firm day for a follow-up that means that he has a strong opinion about you and is considering you for the position. Certainly, this is not always going to happen, but most of the time you can rely on this fact. When you are given a firm date, a green signal is there in front of you, so don’t worry.

You have a personal chat with the interviewer

Many interviewers will talk about personal life if they are interested in getting to know a potential employee better. They inquire about hobbies, career growth, strengths, weakness and family. Personality matters a lot, and the interviewer is impressed with people who have a good personality.

The interviewer discusses his frustration regarding a former employee

If the interviewer starts discussing the problems he was facing with the former employee, in your designation, that means that the interviewer liked you and is considering you for the job. When he starts comparing you with the past employee that means you have done a good job and may get selected by a panel of the interviewers. Keep your fingers crossed for the next thing.

The interview lasts for a long period

If the interview lasts for a long period it is always a positive sign. If the interviewer has called you for the first meeting and then likes you and extends the conversation, that means he may consider you for the job.  It really shows that the interviewer wants to know more about your skills and expertise. Don’t worry about how long the meeting lasts. Just relax; it’s a good sign for you.

Further introductions are made

This really happens; the interviewer gets up from his seat and introduces you to other team members and employees of various departments. If this occurs, then you are sure to get in. The interviewer feels confident about you and wants to share the same thing with the other members of the company.

A lengthy introduction of the company is given

If the interviewer starts giving you a lengthy introduction about the company, the job description, responsibilities, career growth and development, that means that he wants you to know more about the company. He starts convincing you about the company atmosphere and makes you feel comfortable. This is a positive sign of you being selected by the hiring team managers.

Above all, you will get a gut feeling whether you are in our out. Listen to it. It’s the best sign and will never mislead you.

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