Getting to the interview stage is always half the battle. But how can you tell if you may have landed the job?
You've taken the time to get your CV and cover letter professionally written and then applied online.
I guess we can all agree on one thing, that is leading up to the interview stage is always the stage of the unknown.
Will you get a call for an interview? Will they dismiss your application? Have you marketed yourself as well as you could have? Stuff like this keeps me up at night.
"Stuff like this keeps me up at night."
Unfortunately, job seekers all over the world face unprecedented levels of competition in the jobs market. It's a fact that's hard to avoid. There are so many people in Australia searching for jobs, applying and many of these individuals have a wealth of experience, skills, expertise and capabilities. Furthermore, it is significantly all the more difficult to write a CV when you have no experience.
Now, if you get to the interview stage, then well done. That's an accomplishment in itself, and you deserve to be proud!
However, it's ever more imperative to interview well during the interview stage and outline your skills and experience relevant to the position while being asked interview questions. Receive interview skills coaching if you need to overcome nerves and interview more confidently. I've written in the past my top 10 tips to manage nerves during an interview. It's a great read, and I encourage you to check it out.
Once you've attended the interview, you'll probably start to reflect on how well you went.
With that in mind, I would like to share my top 10 signs you may have landed the job:
During the interview, the interview panel give you praise and comment positively on how you respond to questions.
They ask if you have other interviews lined up.
The interview goes more prolonged than usual.
The organisation organises for you to complete a Police check.
They ask at the end for the details of your referees.
You felt confident during your interview and you still felt good afterwards.
You provided the interviews with some great experience, examples and accomplishments.
At the end of the interview, they ask when you can start employment.
Your asked how much notice you need to give your current employer.
Your referees call you telling you that the prospective employer has called them.
But please, bear in mind, these are only signs. You may have been unsuccessful. You'll never know until you receive a job offer. Remember that.
Article written by Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions