Job Interview Gone Wrong: The Telltale Signs You Probably Didn’t Get the Job
There are few things more anxiety-inducing than a job interview — especially one that leaves you with mixed feelings. Did you end on a good note? Will you get the job, or did something you said go terribly awry? You could spend hours replaying what was said (and what wasn’t) during your interview, but that only leads to unnecessary stress. Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to the job search as budget cuts, role reversals, and other mishaps beyond your control can override your chances of a job offer.
However, there are plenty of indicators that could give anxious job seekers a hint for how well your interview went. All you need to do is watch out for these key details. Here are 15 ways to tell whether a job offer is on the horizon or a continued search is necessary.
1. The company keeps making excuses
A good interviewee will make every effort to follow up with the company after their interview to show continued interest. But if your requests for updates are met with new tales of woes and conveniently unfortunate circumstances every time you chat, don’t expect a job offer any time soon. For one, it could be a sign the company isn’t as stable as it claims to be. And what candidate wants to work for such a haphazard organization? Also, these excuses could be the company’s way of delaying decision day until a preferred candidate enters the scene.
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