Jennifer Tardy: Hey, Job Seekers. This is Jennifer Tardy here, your career success coach and welcome to the Career Success Channel for underrepresented populations. And in today’s video, I am finally getting an opportunity to talk to you all about how to know when a company wants to hire you. If you’ve already gone through the interviewing process or you’re about to get into the interviewing process, then this is a must-watch video for you.
There are telltale signs and I’m about to explain what they are, and in addition to that, you’re going to get the bonus, the career success bonus tip for underrepresented population. So make sure that you check out the video. I’ll see you in a second.
Now, have you ever been in an interview and you were wondering, “Am I going to get a callback after I leave this interview?” If that’s been you, then this is the right video for you because I have five telltale signs that a company is really interested and wants to give you an offer. But before I do that, I want you to know about this video that I have signs that your current employer wants to retain you.
Just in case you’re also interested in how your current employer feels about you, then check out that video too because it’s going to be a good one. But let’s talk about this video first and let’s go to sign #1. Sign #1: Listen to their verbal cues, because oftentimes, if a hiring manager is already seeing you in a position, they’ll talk to you as if you are already in that position. They will say things like, “So, when you’re in this position, here’s what you’re going to do,” or “When you show up on day one, this is typically how things go.”
They’re already in their mind seeing you in that position and they’re talking about you as if you’re in that position. And sometimes, we don’t even realize as hiring managers that we are doing this. We just happen to do it. But listen out for those verbal cues where they already inserted you into that role as the person that they want to hire.
All right, so sign #2 that an employer wants to hire you. Look out for those cues that they’re pitching the company to you and they are overly interested in where you are in your hiring process with other companies. That is a really big telltale sign. Pitching the company cues, things like they’re really emphasizing their questions on what’s important to you, what do you need in order to select a company or to feel like a company is great and then they start talking specifically about how their company offers those things. Or they may start telling you about things that happen within the department that you may like or just perks of the job that you may like. They’re overemphasizing those things because they are trying to now sell you the company.
But also, the other part of that is when they start asking you questions about where you are in the interviewing process with the other companies. The question may be, “So, are you currently interviewing with anyone else right now?” Or, “How far along are you in their process?” Or even if the recruiter or the hiring manager says,