A job interview can be stressful. Have you ever left an interview feeling unsure about whether it went well or not? Are you uncertain of whether you'll be called for the position? Don't fret, because there are some tell-tale signs that you can watch out for in an interview that can help clear the air.
At Liberty Staffing, we offer jobs to candidates everyday. Some of these positions require candidates to go and meet with our client company for an interview.
We want you to succeed in your interview, and gain the job. Liberty Staffing Services would like to provide you with some clear signs that indicate that your interview went well. Read on.
1. The Interview Runs Long
Typically, interviews take about thirty minutes. Sometimes a bit longer, if the candidate has lots of questions about the position.
If your interview runs longer than the expected thirty minutes, that's a great thing! That means that the hiring manager is interested in bringing you on board. They believe that you are a good candidate for the position, and want to know more about you.
The interviewer may also be enjoying your conversation. If you feel like you've had a great discussion with the hiring manager, chances are that they feel the same way, and that's why the interview has run longer than usual. But always remember to keep the conversation professional, and don't ramble on. Talking too much is a common interview mistake.
2. The Interviewer Introduces You to Others
During or after the interview, if your interviewer takes the time to introduce you to other team members within the organization (especially members that you would be working with if you land the job), that's a good sign.
This means that the interviewer feels like you would be a good fit for the position, and they want to gauge their colleague's reactions. The hiring manager wants to know if they think you would be a good candidate as well.
3. Invitation for a Second Interview
At the end of your interview, the hiring manager may invite you for a second interview. While at first you may be thinking that they are unsure about you, because they want to try conduct another interview with you just to make sure. However, don't be intimidated by this. Yes, they may want clarification, but they also may have you in the running against another candidate. That means that you only have one or two more candidates to surpass to get the position.
4. Interviewer Gives a Specific Time Regarding Follow Up
If the interview went well, and the hiring manager liked you, they will give you a specific timeline of when they will be checking your references, and when they will be following up with you regarding the position.
Interviews that did not go well typically involve the interviewer beating around the bush, and not offering a specific time frame for follow up. They simply state that they will contact you in the near future. That's generally a bad sign.
5. Leave with a Good Feeling
Once your interview is complete, do you feel good about what just transpired? Are you feeling like you aced the interview? Do you have an overall good feeling about how things went? If you left the interview with a good feeling, and all or some of the above points occurred, chances are that the interview went well. Hopefully you will receive a call back with an offer for the position.
We hope that your interview went well, and that you land the job. Let us know how your interview went by contacting us today!