In the age of Brexit, indicative votes and indicative signals are a constant feature in the national media throughout Europe. In a similar vein to the House of Commons indicative votes are not necessarily always how people will vote in a real vote, indicative positive signals in interviews do not necessarily mean you have landed the job but are a good indicator if you did well or not.
Below are some good indicators that you performed well in the interview.
- Is the interviewer asking you additional follow up or clarifying questions?
If you notice your interviewer is really engaged with you by asking additional questions (which are not written on a page) or clarifying questions, then this is a good signal that your interview is going well.
- Is the interviewer really selling their company?
This is a great sign when an interviewer does a “hard sell” about the advantages that accrue employees of XYZ.
- Are you invited to meet other, more senior people?
Again, this is a very positive sign when a director arrives into the interview room unexpectedly.
- Is the interviewer wondering if you have other interviews?
This indicates that the interviewer is very keen and fears that you may be snapped up by another company.
In a similar vein to the shenanigans going on the House of Commons, an indicative signal is not set in concrete, but just a good indicator as a to how your interview went.