by Lee Boyce
You step out of the job interview, take a deep breath and relax on your journey home after what can be a hugely stressful experience – especially if you really, really want the role.
But then the worry quickly beds in. Did I say the right things? Was the potential employer impressed? Should I chase up the recruitment agent or HR after not hearing anything after a few hours?
It can be hard to gauge just how well an interview has gone – and not much you can do to influence the employer once you step out of the interview.
As part of our Interview Cheat Series, we explore the key signals that show the interview has gone well.
4. Were future projects mentioned?
How can you tell if your working relationship has a future? The interviewer would probably mention to you where it’s going.
If they talked about how they would use your expertise into their future projects, plans, and developments and brought in other members of the team to discuss, it is likely you are a top contender for the role.
Not only does it show that they can see you adding value by working there, it also means you made a good enough impression to actually last, according to Reed.
5. Did you meet the team?
An invitation to meet the team is essentially a colleague trial run to show if you would fit in well with the characters already bedded into the firm.
It also means you have probably impressed in the interview and the recruiter is keen to see how you interact with the team before they make a final decision.
The advice here is to to keep impressing by staying polite and friendly with everyone you meet.
It is also the perfect opportunity for you to get a feel of the working environment.
Something as simple as a tour of the office or a chat with your potential colleagues can often be enough to figure out if a workplace is really right for you – and again shows the interviewer is probably keen for you to start.