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    • Martin L82
    • By Martin L82 17th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
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    Am I going to get a job offer?
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    • 17th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
    Am I going to get a job offer? 17th Jul 17 at 2:53 PM
    I had an interview today and I've been looking online at signs my interview went well. A lot of them, if true are a good indication. My interview lasted about 45 minutes and twice during the interview me and the lady interviewing had an off topic conversation which was nothing to do with the job.

    She also showed me around and asked me what my uniform size was. After the interview ended she told me if I don't hear back from HR by the end of the week, to call them because they can sometimes be slow. I want to think I am going to get a job offer but not getting it there and then kind of casts doubt in my mind and now I have the pain staking wait of whether or not I did impress during the interview.
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 17th Jul 17, 3:01 PM
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    Yes. No. Maybe?
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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 17th Jul 17, 3:18 PM
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    I dont think so....
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 17th Jul 17, 3:28 PM
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    It's quite likely that they are interviewing other candidates, and that the questions are the same for all. Therefore

    1. They won't let you know until they have finished the interview round
    2. The questions you were asked have no bearing on the likelihood of you being offered the job.

    Having said that, I'm not trying to be negative. It's a good sign that you feel it went well. Good luck but don't panic if you don't hear for a week or so.....
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    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 17th Jul 17, 3:41 PM
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    You can have the best interview you've ever had, and the interviewer can end it thinking they are definitely going to employ you and deliberately go out of their way to give you that impression.

    If the person they interview next is even better, you won't get the job.

    It's pointless speculating.
    • Fireflyaway
    • By Fireflyaway 17th Jul 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 5:52 PM
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    I've just been through 7 interviews with no job offer! During some I knew I wouldn't have accepted even if they had offered, 3 I thought I did well and 1 I thought I did badly. So to sum up - you can't tell. Its horrid but you have to wait. Good luck though.
    • Stylehutz
    • By Stylehutz 17th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    Signs look good but you can't tell. I always look towards the end of the interview and try to pick up things from the interviewers body language. Particularly When they ask if you have any questions. Are they genuine or Do they just want you out the door as quickly as possible?
    Good luck
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 17th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
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    If the person they interview next is even better, you won't get the job.

    It's pointless speculating.
    Originally posted by ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    Unless multiple positions available? Or you know you price yourself right ! I always remember when I was really young, a much more experienced hotel worker turning up to interview, who, my employer at the time really wanted but can always recall them muttering "they would be to expensive" to even make an offer on their exit.

    OP Enjoy the moment and best to sleep on it, anyway, did you find out why the vacancy had come about? As I also believe that is also so important in today's culture and again as to quick decisions.

    I'll try not to add to the speculation and old wife's tales, but if they talk about frequency of pay or how the first month arrangements will go without any prompt that can also be a good sign! The uniform sizing sounds good warm to me. Imagine if you end up with 2 offers same day as they are like buses!
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    • Sanne
    • By Sanne 17th Jul 17, 10:18 PM
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    They are all good signs but in the end you never know until the call comes.

    From the other side of the table, we've had a couple of occasions where my interview partner gave clear signs that he wanted to hire the person - neither got the job. One we were both keen on - she didn't get it either as, after her second interview, business decided to pull the role.

    I tend to act more obvious if I don't think someone is suited to a job but I have interviewed with people who kept asking very detailed questions and gave very detailed answers to the candidate's questions (even to the point of engaging in deep conversation off the back of those questions) so you really couldn't have told.

    Good luck and fingers crossed!
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