Signs that You Should Start Looking for More Interviews


One of the biggest challenges we face when we let go of our parent’s shelter and enter into the real world as adults are finding a job. Finding a job is such a taxing and disorienting task. Most of us do not find a job that matches our qualifications, some of us do not find a job that interests us, while some will have to take up a job simply because we need to sustain ourselves, irrespective of what the job describes. In this day and age, it is very difficult to find a job that matches our expectations and also one that makes us feel excited. But even more draining, is the interview process to acquire a job. Today’s topic- Signs that You Should Start Looking for More Interviews.

We always feel anxious and nervous before an interview. We feel this pressure to ace our interview and impress the person conducting it because we know that apart from our resumes, a good impression is how we know we will get the job. But what if we’re not sure if we succeeded? What if we feel like maybe we did not do well in that interview the other day? Or maybe we feel like we did, but the interviewer was difficult to read and now you’re not too sure how they felt. There is a way to put an end to all this overthinking. We are going to let you in on few secrets to help you understand how your interview went to help curb your spiraling thoughts. 

Now, sometimes we may feel like the interview did not go as great as we planned, despite our preparations. Here are some ways to prove your speculations right or wrong:

Some Ways to Prove Your Speculations

  1. One of the most common ways to find out if the interview was a good or a bad one is to look out for the interviewer. If they seem uninterested in what we have to say about ourselves, our skills, or even about our resume, then it is a pretty obvious sign that the interview is not going well. This could be because the interviewer might have felt that we are not suitable for the job and do not match up to their expectation. One other reason for this could be that they may have already found their potential candidate and this interview could just be them fulfilling a formality. 

  2. Most of the interviews would be given a time slot or duration. If not, we would at least have an idea about the average amount of time it takes for each person and we would be preparing ourselves accordingly. But when we are called in, maybe our interview was held for a short duration of time than what we normally expect. This is not a great sign for a good interview. A successful interview typically lasts for a good amount of duration as the interviewer may ask more questions to their candidate in order to get to know them more. However, if there is a minimal exchange between the two, then it is a clear sign that we may have not aced that interview. 

  3. Another reason the interview may have gone south is that there was absolutely no chemistry between us and the interviewer. If we felt like there was no real connection between us and the interviewer or if we felt like we found it very difficult to please them, or if we had to try too hard to get into their good books, then that is a definite sign that we did not land the interview. 

  4. Imagine this; you entered the interview room and you sit in the chair across the table from the people who would decide your future in the company. You are well-prepared, you feel confident and you answered almost all the questions perfectly. Everything seemed to be going according to plan until they drop the killer question on you. They ask you that one question that you happened to be unprepared for which makes you sweat and stutter and ruins all your hard work and preparations. To you, it is just that one question, that one area that you missed to prepare yourself with; but in the eyes of the interviewer, it shows that you have not sufficiently prepared yourself for the interview. This would make them feel like you are probably not fit for the job. 

  5. If the interview goes well, the interviewer will then proceed to give us details about the job and will discuss with us the company and its prospectus. This indicates that they are interested in us and would like to further continue to work with us to see if we are still interested. However, if that does not happen, then it is a pretty obvious sign that we are not the candidate they are looking for. They wouldn’t simply share the job description details with us if they were not hiring us, would they?

  6. While a job interview consists of the candidate being questioned by the interviewer to check our suitability for the job, it is also an equal opportunity for us to ask questions. An interview is also an opportunity for us to ask questions about the job and get to know our responsibilities better. Lack of doing such would indicate to the interviewer that we are uninterested in the job and this implies a careless attitude towards the candidate. It is always important to show an appropriate amount of enthusiasm about the job to show that we take this seriously. Thus, lack of interest or enthusiasm is a gate to not securing the job.

  7. If you are on a date, you would be on the lookout for your date’s body language to try and understand whether or not they are interested in you. The same goes for an interview. While attending the interview, keep an eye out for how the interviewer behaves around us and what their body gestures are, for that could be a door to knowing how they feel about our interview. For example, if the interviewer is sitting facing us or if they are nodding at what we say, it is a clear sign that they like us and that they are interested in what we are saying. However, if they seem totally distracted at whatever we are saying and sit facing away from us, then that is a definite sign that they would not go with us for the job.

  8. This point is similar to the above point made. Eye contact is crucial to any conversation. It shows that the person is genuinely interested in what we are saying. However, if the interviewer keeps fidgeting or moving around is probably a sign that what we are saying is not interesting to them or that they did not like something we said. If we keep getting interrupted or if the interviewer does not pay much attention to what we are saying, I would suggest you not get your hopes high on getting that job. 

  9.  If the interviewer does not engage in a lasting conversation with us, then that is clear red light. They would not probe into our answers and not bother asking us questions about our skills or interests. Usually, interviewers have a list of questions to ask a suitable candidate, but if our interviewer takes their time asking questions, then it means that they are probably making up new questions to ask us to drag out the interview. 

  10. An extension of the above point is about the type of questions that we are asked. As it was mentioned above, the interviewer might make up some questions, which may even sound silly. If that is the case, then they are definitely not interested in hiring us and are asking us those questions just to drag out the time or meet up to a time limit. They might engage in small talk or ask questions that are irrelevant to the job. If that is the case, then we should probably start looking for other jobs. 

  11. It is very difficult for us if we get into the bad books of our interviewer. This can lead to a very unpleasant experience. Especially if the interviewer contradicts our every answer and back answers or disagrees with everything we say. This indicates that the interviewer thinks that we are not smart enough for the job and generally has a bad impression. 

  12. The questions that we get asked by our interviewer play a major role in helping us figure out how the interview went in the eyes of the interviewer. The interviewer must ask about our skills and potentials in order to find out if we are eligible for the job or not. However, if they seem uninterested in our profile, it is a clear-cut sign that they are not interested in us. This could be because they may have already interviewed a candidate that fits their profile and this interview could just be a formality. 

Job acquiring is a difficult and exhausting process and can take a major toll on our mental and physical health. Thus, it is always better to keep well informed about the methods and strategies for the interview process. The way we act, the way we present ourselves, and the questions we all, all of it play an important in helping us ace that interview. With the help of this article, we now know the dos and don’ts to help us perform better and catch the attention of our interviewer to enter the real world as successful adults.

Signs that You Should Start Looking for More Interviews

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