Cut The BS, Here’s How To Know That You Got The Job

Interviews have changed dramatically

Joseph Mayuyo

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Do you have any questions for me? This question, when asked, is the time to know if you got the job or not; usually, this is the end of the interview question. I know it seems a little eager, but you don’t have time to wait around. I’ve had more job interviews than the average person. I can always tell if I’m hired or not. It’s no superpower, and it’s all in the details.

I pay a lot of attention to body language and non-verbal communication. Sometimes I do it too much to the point that I’m staring someone dead in the eye and do not process at all what that person just blabbered out.
You can see now why I have so many interviews. I also ask many questions because if we’re playing bullshit, let’s go all in.

Do you have any questions for me? This is where I find out if I got the job. You have to ask these questions directly with grace. It takes some practice.

“Am I the last candidate you’re interviewing for this position?”
I pretty much was hired on the spot for many jobs I had. This question is the smoothest way to determine whether you got the job or not. Most of the time, you don’t need to ask these questions because the interview felt more like a meet and greet versus an interview. On some occasions, however, where I couldn’t draw the line, I would ask this question because if they answered “no,” that meant I didn’t get the job. Why would they keep looking if they found what they wanted?

“If I didn’t meet your expectations for this position, could you give me some feedback so I can do better in my next interview?”
Now, this might sound off as rude; it depends on how you deliver it. You would be surprised how poor some of us humans are at communication. If there is any subject I believe is worth pursuing, it would be this.

Atrocities happen entirely because of poor communication. It might be on your end as well. It might not have anything to do with you, but likely, they’ve picked something up about you. That’s why feedback is so important. I take notes whenever I ask this question because I’m coming from a sincere place, hoping to receive the same treatment.

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Joseph Mayuyo

I write about being a functional addict in dysfunctional relationships. Living in a world that wasn’t created for us to thrive, I write to keep us alive. #Hope