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Went out for an interview (junior to mid level position) the other day. I think the interview went well, but at times its so hard to say. I was told I would hear back by friday from HR if was hired or not. I dont want to get my hopes up and in the end I dont get the job. The person interviewing me gave me his business card once the interview was completed. I was wondering is this normal practice or should I read this as a good sign?
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Probably his standard operating procedure.
I wouldn't sweat it either way if I were you. Just go on and do some more job search work or whatever.
 
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Originally posted by john mattucci:
Went out for an interview (junior to mid level position) the other day. I think the interview went well, but at times its so hard to say. I was told I would hear back by friday from HR if was hired or not. I dont want to get my hopes up and in the end I dont get the job. The person interviewing me gave me his business card once the interview was completed. I was wondering is this normal practice or should I read this as a good sign?
Thank you all


There are no reliable signs. I was hired for 2 permanent positions were the interviews didn't go beyound 15 minutes and I'm convinved I did nothing to impress them with technical brillence or great personality. Other interviews went through several stages and days with technical questions that I answered very well (said the interviewer), yet I didn't get the job.
I agree with the advice given earlier. Time spent on deciphering interview "signs" would be better spent on deciding the next position to apply for, the next place to look for job openings, what you learned from the interview process to apply for the next interview, ways to improve resume based on questions of interviewer, etc
 
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Oh I've got plenty of business cards from job interviews, needless to say it is no sign at all :roll:
 
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John Mattucci:
- Keep the business card -- it says the guy was a professional.
- It's when you don't get business cards - that I get worried.
- In the meantime, keep hitting the pavement and line up the next interview. It ain't over 'till you sign on the dotted line.
- Good luck.
John Coxey
 
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Did you write a thank you note? When there's more than one qualified candidate, don't be surprised if it's the thank you notes they make their call-backs from.
 
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Originally posted by herb slocomb:

There are no reliable signs. I was hired for 2 permanent positions were the interviews didn't go beyound 15 minutes and I'm convinved I did nothing to impress them with technical brillence or great personality. Other interviews went through several stages and days with technical questions that I answered very well (said the interviewer), yet I didn't get the job.


Indeed, sometimes the elaborate 4-stage interviews reveal an obsession with process and lack of seriousness about what is supposed to be the point of the process - actually hiring someone who can do the job well with a minimum of pother. Sometimes.
I favor a process which begins with a longish phone screen to weed out the pretenders and get to know each other with a minimum time investment on either side, followed by face to face interviews with a short list of screen candidates with the direct intent of offering to a candidate the same day or soon after. I question the seriousness of organizations with the elaborate processes, because I smell empire-building rather than software-building in these cases.
 
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Does anyone know anything about 'competancy based interviews'?
Tony
 
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Yes i emailed him a short thank-you note. Im crossing my fingers
 
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Tony,
Competency-based interviews are nothing more than determining if the candidate is technically qualified for the position. Just don't fake it. I used to conduct several technical interviews (same thing) where I was used to weed out the "pretenders" (I like that, Bela). I got several who didn't realize that I could hear pages turning or keyboards clicking as they were saying (loudly), Ummmmm, Hmmm, Wait a minute, I know that....
As an aside, if you're good enough to fool someone like me (hard to do), then you're probably good enough for the job anyway because you'll invest the time and energy to make yourself continue to appear competent.
Pat
 
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