Interviews can be both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. On the one hand, you are thinking “Yes! Finally, someone wants to interview me!” And on the other hand, you’re nervous about everything that could go wrong during an interview. It’s the perfect combination for distracting you from deciphering what your interviewer is thinking. Oftentimes, we focus on what interview questions will be asked and how to tackle them as interviewees - and we forget to look at our potential employer’s reaction. I haven’t had a whole lot of interviews, but there was an instance where I felt like a potential employer did not care about the interview. The position was semi-related to my field, and from the moment I walked into this person’s office, I knew I wasn’t going to get hired for the job, and that’s never a good sign. As the interview progressed, my suspicions escalated, and then later confirmed when I received my rejection letter for the position. Below are some of the signals that helped me translate my interviewer’s actions and responses. Hopefully you won't run into any signs your interviewer isn't going to hire you.
January 07, 2013