10 Signs Your Interview Was A Success

Posted 6 years ago •

Ever found yourself nervously waiting to hear back from an interview, wondering if you wowed the crowd, showcased your skills and made the best impression possible? We’ve all been there. Luckily there are a few tell-tale signs that let you know if you’re one step closer to getting hired! Here’s our top ten to spot:



1. Delving into specific details

If an interviewer takes the time to go into the nitty gritty details of a job in the first interview and refers to your name continuously – it’s going well! They are confident enough about your capabilities and are visualising you joining their organisation.


2. The interview is longer than expected

When an interview runs longer than expected it means your potential manager is giving up their free time to learn more about you and is interested in what you have to say. Consider it a good possibility that the interviewer is interested in hiring you!


3. You build rapport throughout

If the conversation was more of a chat than a formal integration, an interviewer shows a genuine interest in your responses, asks questions about your hobbies and interests as well as your experience, it shows they are looking to get to know you on a more personal level.


4. They talk to you about the wider team

If a potential hiring manger is extremely impressed with you, they may talk to you about the wider team right off the bat. Bear in mind, the interviewer is keen to know how well you integrate with the team so be enthusiastic and be sure to ask questions about the team you could be working with.


5. The interviewer sells you the job

When the interviewer highlights the perks of the job, talks about why the company culture is unique and why he or she loves working for the company – it’s clear they’re trying to spark your interest.  It’s an even better sign if they link back to how your skills and interests match the role and cultural fit.


6. Referring to references early on

In a busy work world, interviewers won’t waste time discussing your references in a first interview if you weren’t a serious contender - it means they are interested in moving to the next step. So before interviewing, make sure you’ve polished up your professional references!


7. Salary crops up

Interviewers generally won’t discuss salary unless they are serious about hiring you. If questions crop up about your previously salary, current salary and your salary expectations for the role– it’s a tell-tale sign the company is looking to invest in you.


8. Start date is discussed

We have all heard the common interview question, “when can you start?”, however if an interviewer follows up with other comments about your availability, it means they could be considering you for the role. 


9. Round two

The easiest way to gauge if you’re interview was success is if the interviewer invites you to a second interview. A hiring manager will be juggling their daily duties as well as pencilling in interviews, so they won’t want to waste their time as well as yours. 


10. “I’ll get back to you in the next two days”

If interviewers says something vague such as “I’ll be in touch soon”, they might be looking to meet more people before making any decisions. However, if after an interview they tell you when you can expect to hear back, it’s a sign they are thinking about employing you!


If you nailed the interview and you’ve just landed the job, congratulations! If you need some advice about life on the job, check out our latest blogs.


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