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How You’ll Know If You Aced Your Job Interview

20 January 2023

Ever questioned whether the employer you applied to like you? It's normal to wonder if the person you just had an interview with thought well of you. You may believe that everything went well on your side of things or you may have been mentally going over your responses to determine if you performed well or poorly during the interview.

Similar to how you know if someone likes you while dating, you can tell whether a potential employer likes you based on how you performed in the interview. These indicators may allow you to make accurate predictions about how you will proceed with your application for that particular company.

Finding out if the organization you are applying to wants to hire you or is prepared to proceed with another prospect depends on whether your interview went well. These symptoms manifest both during and following the interview. You must take note of these indicators so that you can learn from past mistakes and do far better in the future—or perhaps even during the current interview.

You can take your interview to the next level and engage your interviewer more if, for example, you perceive that he or she is growing impatient with you. You can inquire about their personal employment histories, which will also offer you a sense of the type of office environment you can expect. When you can distinguish between a good and a bad interview, you can decide early on whether or not to examine other employment offers that are still pending. You already know whether or not you impressed the interviewer, and this determines if you should already begin considering alternative employment offers.

And as was already indicated, the next time you get to go on an interview, you'll be much more prepared.

When an interview lasts more than 30 minutes, that is one indication that things are going well. Because you match the job description, it's an indication that the interviewer wants to learn as much as possible about you. The length of the interview is a positive indicator that you are a qualified applicant, but it is not always a predictor of your future with the organization.

Because you already provided concise, pertinent responses to your inquiries, it may likewise be brief. You may no longer need to answer their questions because you provided the information yourself.

When responding to interview questions, take your time; try to talk and interact in a professional, light-hearted way that doesn't break any lines. Expand on your responses.

Some interviewers could inquire if you are free for a second in-person interview or a panel interview with more employees once the interview is over. This is a positive indication that they are interested in learning more about you and believe you are qualified for the position.

If the interviewer or potential employer contacts you the following day, that's another positive indicator. Remember to express your gratitude to the company for taking you into consideration for the post with a thank you letter or email. If they wish to hire you for the position, you'll probably hear back the actual day or the next, especially if they don't want you to look for work elsewhere.

Additionally, you'll be able to judge whether the dialogue flowed well, was natural, and was not at all scripted. You can switch back and forth between subjects and inquiries. You don't have to work too hard to keep the conversation going and avoid awkward silences.

You can tell if the person conducting the interview likes you for the position by observing their body language. Positive body language will most likely involve making eye contact, responding to your questions with a nod and a grin, leaning forward, and turning their bodies toward you.

When the subject turns to personal interests, there is another red flag. Yes, you must maintain a high level of professionalism, but it is also beneficial to be able to insert subjects that are more intimate and reflect your personality. This indicates that both you and the interviewer are at ease. Of course, you need to be able to connect your personal interests and passions to your professional objectives.

Your interviewer will compliment you on the accomplishments you discussed during the interview or listed on your resume. When an interviewer expresses admiration for you, they are likely giving away the fact that you are the ideal candidate for the position.

Simply thank them for their kind words and then in your interview, provide details of their successes.

One indication that you are being given the job over other applicants is being presented to the office during or after the interview. They won't waste any of their valuable office time congratulating or sending messages to applicants who didn't get the job.

You would know it's a positive sign if your prospective boss or interviewer did not let you to be on your own after the interview and ran across "future" coworkers. Because they are already deciding if you will fit into the work culture they already follow, they took the effort to introduce you.

You can also tell by the interviewer's language or words. A solid sign that they are determining whether you are already qualified for the position is if they use "when" more frequently than "if." When it means that the process of sorting through the 100 applicants has already begun.

You'll find that you focus less on what is said in your CV during the interview and more on what the particular role requires. It's a sign that you are a quality candidate if the interviewer starts talking to you about benefits and pay early on.

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