5 dead giveaway signs that your interview went well

If the interviewer has asked you to elaborate on something that you’ve said, it’s a good sign (Shutterstock)

How can you be sure your job interview is going the way you want it to? We give you a few sure fire signs that it’s a success.

A job interview is one of the tasks we have to perform to ensure we’re going to fit into a team and be able to take on the responsibilities of a company representative. Often there is serious competition too, and because of that, they’re often nerve-wracking. But if you spot any of the below signs, well done: your interview is going well!

1. The hiring manager speaks about your future

Listen carefully. Does the interviewer speak about you as already being part of the company? If you hear them say things like “once you start with us you’ll...” or “you’ll fit right in with the team”, chances are they’ve already got you in mind for the role.

2. The interviewer wants to know more

If the interviewer has asked you to elaborate on something that you’ve said, it’s a good sign that things are going well. If they were bored with you they wouldn’t want to know anything else. Also look for signs that the interviewer does not want to be disturbed by other appointments or phone calls.

3. Your interviewer’s body language is positive

If they’re nodding, smiling, leaning in or making good eye contact, you’re probably seriously being considered for the position. Try not to focus on their body language too much; it could cause you to lose focus of your interview.

4. The interviewer is selling, not grilling

If the interviewer is interested in hiring you, you’ll notice they’ll be selling the company and the environment to you instead of making you feel uncomfortable. Also, if the interviewer asks where else you’re going for interviewers, you can be very sure they want to secure you before the others do. 

5. Your interview is not cut short

Time is money and many recruiters and interviewers are very busy people so if they don’t mind that the interview is running over its scheduled time, it’s a good sign that you might in fact have a future in the company. 

6. Co-workers are pulled in to meet you

If the interviewer calls colleagues to meet you or pulls someone out of a meeting to see you, you’ve probably got it in the bag. 

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