You spend the lead up to your big interview researching and prepping, then the big moment comes and goes in what can feel like a bit of a blur!
After an interview, it’s natural to second guess how it went, whether you made the right impression and did enough to secure a job offer.
In today's blog post, we're sharing some of the signs that *could* mean that good news is coming your way.
Ultimately, you won’t know for sure until you get that call. We've heard plenty of times that a candidate feels the interview has gone terribly - only to receive great feedback, but sometimes the opposite can happen too.
1. IT LASTS LONGER THAN EXPECTED
…especially if it runs over because the conversation is flowing and there’s a good rapport between you and the interviewer.
An interviewer is unlikely to want to waste their time and yours if they’ve already decided you’re not suitable, so if they’re spending extra time and taking an interest in you it could be that they’re thinking you’d be a good match.
2. THEY SPOKE AS IF THE ROLE WAS YOURS
Including you in future plans or talking about aspects of the role or a particular project as if you’re going to be involved shows that they’ve given thought to what you, your skills, and experience can bring and could see you doing the role.
3. YOU GET INTRODUCED TO COLLEAGUES
Another good sign that you’re a top contender for a role is if the interviewer suggests introducing you to colleagues or other senior managers during or after the interview.
It could mean that you’ve ticked enough boxes for them to want to see how you interact with colleagues and would fit in with the team.
It can also be a chance for an interviewer to get some second opinions, so it always pays to be friendly and polite to everyone you meet.
4. THEY SELL THE ROLE TO YOU
It’s easy to forget that an interview is a two-way process. If an interviewer thinks you could be the one, they’ll want to make sure that you feel the same way!
If they’re telling you what they love about their role, or what is great about the company, this could mean that they want to make sure you feel positive about working for them and would accept the job if offered.
5. THEY ASK WHEN YOU CAN START
Checking your availability to start or to attend the next stage can be a cue that things have gone very well! Of course, sometimes this is part of a standard interview routine so it can very much depend on how it was asked.
Just remember, these pointers are just a guide. If these things didn't happen, it doesn't necessarily mean it'll be bad news. Every interview is a learning opportunity and a chance to practice your skills. If it leads to a job offer, then great! But if it doesn't, then stay positive and always ask for constructive feedback.
You might also like to check out our blog post '4 things you should be doing after a job interview' here.