Most people feel a huge sense of relief after they complete a job interview, especially if they think you performed well. One of the first things you think about as you exit the interview is whether you will get a job offer or not.

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There are a lot of things that can happen during the interview itself that can give you an indication of whether you will get the job. There are certain “tells” to look for in how the interviewer acts and what they say.

Here are some really good signs you will get the job after the interview:


1. They say “when” not “if”

If an interviewer starts using the word “when” and is talking as if you will be in the position, it is a good sign that you could receive a job offer.

2. You are introduced to the team

Getting introduced to the team is a good sign. This usually only happens when the interviewer believes you would be a good fit for the role and they want other people to meet you. Being given a tour of the office or facility is also a great sign.

3. They have the salary conversation

The conversation about salary, benefits, and perks typically comes up with serious candidates only. An interviewer may only ask you about this if you are in final consideration.

4. They say they like what they hear

Interviewers indicating they like what they hear and showing excitement about the prospect of having you on the team is a great sign.

5. They engage you in casual conversation

If the conversation turns casual, it is a good sign they like you. It’s a good way for interviewers to learn more about you as a person. But make sure you don’t let your guard down too much and say something you shouldn’t.

6. They explain the follow-up process

When the interviewer starts to explain when they will follow up with you, it is an indicator they may be ready to prepare an offer. It is even better if they start asking you about potential start dates and how long you need to transition into the job.

While there is no guarantee, if an interviewer displays any of the above, you are definitely in the running for the job.

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Mark Rouse Marketing Recruiter

Mark Rouse

Mark leads Canada’s largest Marketing Communications & Media recruitment practice. Leveraging close to two decades of industry experience in the Marketing Services and Agency businesses, he has been responsible for hiring, developing, and retaining top talent as Vice-President with companies such as Young & Rubicam, Wunderman, and J. Walter Thompson.

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