What Are the Signs that You Will Be Hired after an Interview?
1. Making The Shortlist
Yes, this is a great step but for many candidates, it’s not a guaranteed step. Don’t get carried away at this stage. This is a clear indication that the recruitment team found something interesting about you and what you have to offer during the interview stage. In some cases, there could be more than one interview.
The best thing to do would be to prepare for the next stage. It would be wise to reach out to previous or current employees at the hiring firm. LinkedIn is a great place to network and ask questions you think would prepare you for the next stage.
2. When Can You Start?
Some candidates misinterpret this to mean, ‘They are ready to move on to hiring me!’
This question doesn’t necessarily mean you got the spot. Actually, it’s more of a standard question that’s part of the recruitment consultant’s interview guide mainly for collecting information.
3. Follow-Up Questions
If you’re being asked additional questions which seem to be a way of finding out more about you and what values you have to offer, you might fall into the trap of thinking you’ve sparked fresh curiosity in the recruiter’s mind. This may be true in some cases but then again, in most companies, interviewers are instructed not to ask any additional questions.
What you’ll probably take notice of are the ‘clarifying’ questions. This could simply mean the candidate didn’t answer a previous question, the response was too brief, missed the essence of the last question, left out very important information, or what was said was not enough context for the interviewer to process.
4. References Request
When a member of the hiring panel asks you to provide references, it may sound like a moment of celebration in your mind, but we must warn you, that it’s premature to get super excited at this stage.
It’s not a sign that the interview was a success. It’s simply part of the procedure for the hiring manager to ask.
Getting the references at the interview helps to connect the dots and makes sure that your references can vouch for your ability to get the job done. So when the final decision is made about the successful candidate, it accelerates the hiring process because the hiring team wouldn’t have to reach out and ask for references again.
Now that we’ve covered the false signs, let’s take a look at what the positive signs could be:
1. Asking The Recruiter Certain Relevant Questions
3. Let’s Talk About Suitable Working Conditions