How You Can Tell if Your Job Interview Was Successful
If you’re still searching for a job, how can you measure your success? The clearest indication is without a doubt, hearing the phrase “congratulations, you’re hired!” in some way shape or form. Even though what you think went wrong can overshadow what you did right, you shouldn’t dwell on what didn’t go right in your first interview. Why is this? Mainly because positivity, and more importantly, confidence can make a significant difference. You can never be sure that you got the job until you receive a definite offer, but here are some early signs that can tell you if your job interview was successful.
Scoring a Second Interview
If you’ve secured a second job interview, that’s a fantastic sign! Being invited back in for a second is a telltale sign you’re about to be hired. After all, if the recruiter or hiring manager weren’t interested in bringing you aboard, you wouldn’t receive a straight answer about when you might hear back from them, let alone whether or not you got the job.
Meeting Your New Coworkers
Typically, you might expect the interview to be with the hiring manager alone. But unexpectedly meeting someone else inside the company who isn’t directly tied to the interview process is another encouraging sign. When you meet your new coworkers before being officially hired, that’s another good sign. It indicates that your new employer wants you to stick around long enough to get to know your new colleagues.
Getting Asked About References
Did you know that a bad hire can be costly for a business? It’s somewhere in the neighborhood of $17,000 a year, in fact. But don’t worry about being a bad hire! All of these signs that we’re discussing indicate that your new employers think you’re an excellent hire. So don’t be surprised when they ask about your references; checking references is a normal component of any job search process, and the company is only trying to ensure that you are qualified for the position you want.
Fitting In with Company Culture
One more sign you can feel comfortable about your chances is if you fit in with the company’s culture. It’s not just how well you can do your new job – can you be a good team player? The more often the hiring manager tells you that you’ll be a good, the better you can feel.
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