Posted on February 16th, 2021
Have you ever felt unsure about how the interview went after leaving the interview venue? Did you feel that intense tense regarding what would have been the interviewer’s perspective after the last round? If so, there’s nothing to worry. It is not you alone who goes through this trauma. It happens to the majority of job seekers and to be clearer it happens to everyone.
However, when you can notice some subtle signs and signals from the employer you can rest be assured of your candidacy. There are a few small tricks and tips using which you can better understand a hiring manager and get that much-wanted peace.
Here are those indicators that almost all confirm your job and save you from anxiously waiting for a call or checking your emails. The next time you attend an interview and you aren’t sure, keep a track of the below signs and signals your prospective employer is sending you.
Hiring managers are busy and so are the employees and expecting them to waste time on you on the 1st day of your last round of interview is in itself a sign that you cracked the nut. These acts of meeting employees and a tour around the office indicates that the company will soon bring you on their floor.
This is a clear indicator that they have already started imagining you for the role! The other good signal along with these same lines is they will use ‘’you will’’ rather than using “you would”. This indicates that they have shifted from ‘’probability’’ to ‘’certainity’’ in their minds.
If you feel that the discussion has shifted away from the routine opening interview questions to personal things, then you are in the box. A shift from expected interview questions to talking about constructive suggestions is the truest sign that the employer is interested in you and he/she wants you on board.
All the while, also keep tracking your time. If you and the interviewer are spending more time than usual it means they are trying to figure out more about you and make you part of the organization.
If the interviewer and the employees switch to the marketing gear and now and then talk about employee care and other perks it means they are luring you and they want you for sure. This sort of action indicates that they are trying to onboard you by letting you know the associated benefits you get.
The more they ask about your job status the more they are interested in you. Check for questions such as do you have any offer, are you also being interviewed elsewhere, what’s your current offer and so on. These sort of diggings confirm that the employer is trying to be the best amongst your choices. They wish to project and be the best option for you.
In this competitive world employers even are worried same as you. As you don’t wish to lose a good offer they too don’t wish to lose a good candidate. Their questions such as...any alternative phone number or how soon can you join and things such as these clearly say that they don’t want to lose you for an unexpected loss of contact.
How soon can you join, what’s your present company’s notice period, are you serving your notice period and all such things simply say that your future office is ready for you.
It is easier to mask our thoughts or words but it is difficult to mask our body language. A relaxed posture, warm handshakes, genuine smiles, cracking jokes and more than all an attentiveness indicates you are literally onboard. Through these body signs, they are trying to make you feel comfortable and give you an assurance that you need not go for any other interviews.
If a follow-up email has something more than routine lines then you are in the job. The follow-up email will clearly ask you for documents and also pinpoint on any detail that may delay the onboard process. However, don’t take the delayed time as a means of negative sign. If an employer has jotted some reason it should be genuine.
If in case, they aren’t satisfied with your performance they won’t ask for references. In case they ask such details it means they have gone to the second phase of the hiring process which is the background verification. As a matter of caution intimate the persons in your reference list so that you don’t miss out the opportunity for the mere reason that your references are busy or have missed out replying to your future employer.
So, the next time you give an interview and aren’t sure of how it went check for these signs and you can yourself know if you have done well or not.
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