You have just had an interview and you are wondering what the employer thinks of your application? There are some ways to analyze whether or not your application can potentially be retained, by observing the process of the appointment.
Here’s how to recognize the negative signs:
– The interview is shortened: a shortened interview is a bad sign. If your application is among those selected, you will be given as much detail as possible about the position. Moreover, the more the employer questions you, the more he is interested in your profile, in order to obtain information. But it can also mean that the recruiter had an emergency and could not proceed as planned.
– Lack of interest from the recruiter: the recruiter pays a lot of attention to the information you are likely to give him. If he/she is curious, looks you in the eye and pay attention to the details you give him/her, that is a good sign. If he/she is distracted, it may be due to a lack of interest or relevant information.
– The recruiter did not ask for your availability: it is rare not to reschedule meetings with other employees or managers, so that they can also give an opinion on your profile. If the recruiter wants to see you again, it is a good sign: it means that the recruitment process is not over and that you still have a chance!
– Lack of information about the next steps: at the end of an interview, the recruiter will inform you about the next steps to be taken if your application is successful. This may involve certain documents to be provided, case studies or rescheduling an appointment as mentioned above. If they remain discreet about the next steps, it may be due to some doubts.
Of course, these points are only guesses. Every interview is different, and this only serves to create an immediate opinion. Don’t hesitate to be transparent with the recruiter so that he or she is also transparent with you.