It is hard to determine whether your interview is going well. However, you should be able to pick up certain signs from your interviewer to figure out if you’re saying and doing the right things.
Have a look below at 5 indicators that tell you, you’re doing things right.
You can get a good sense of how the interview is going if the experience becomes conversational. If an interviewer is interested, they will move away from asking direct questions and start relaxing into getting the information they need by creating an enthusiastic exchange of information.
The first thing your interviewer will want to do is verify the skills and qualifications on your CV. They will want to talk through your experience and ask you situational questions to ensure you’ll be a good fit. If they progress to selling you the idea of working with the company, you’re probably on to a winner. This means that they see you as the potential answer to fill the role, so they will spend time explaining what is currently going on in the company and how you would complement that.
On average, an interview should last around 30 minutes. If your interview extends beyond your allotted time, it is a VERY good indicator that things are moving in the right direction. Your interviewer wants to know more about you as a person and not just the points on your CV.
Not all companies do this, but a lot of them do. When the suggestion is made to look around the workplace, it’s a positive indicator that you’re seriously being considered for the role. The interviewer feels confident introducing you to your potential colleagues and encouraging you to feel comfortable in your future workspace.
Lastly, another great sign that your interview is going well is when you are asked about your availability. This information is of direct importance and would more than likely, not be asked unless you going to potentially receive an offer. If you’re currently looking for a new role in IT Project Management, visit our vacancies page.
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I was offered a role when the complete opposite was true and turned down for some roles when one or more of what you have stated might be true. How do you legislate for the poker face or factors within the organisation beyond the interviewer's control?
Thank you very much for your comment.
The points noted above are just a few observations that we have made.
However, interviews are so subjective that it really isn't possible to legislate 'Poker Face' or factors beyond the interviewer's control. Also, everyone displays different body language which isn't necessarily easy to interpret.
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