Did You Pass or Fail that Interview?

Job Interview Success

Jacquelyn Smith, writes in Business Insider, there are “14 Signs You’re About to Receive a Job Offer”

“While you can never be certain, these signals may indicate that good news is about to come your way. You’re relatively sure you aced the interview and felt like you were walking on air as you left the lobby. But now, hours seem like days and days like weeks as you wait patiently for a formal offer.”

Source: 14 Signs You’re About to Receive a Job Offer | Inc.com

Whenever I talked with an applicant about their job interviews, I always asked the applicant what the interviewer had said about next steps.  Based on this information, I could know whether the  person had passed or failed an interview.

If the interviewer scheduled another interview before the applicant walked out the door, the applicant had a successful interview.

If interviewers summarized by saying they needed to compare notes before reaching a decision, the applicant very likely had an excellent interview.

If the interviewer told applicants that they were speaking with several applicants and would get back to the applicants in a few weeks, I knew that the applicants had very likely failed the interview.

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