I feel like I did well in answering his questions, but not being able to read his body language or facial expressions in real life is throwing me off.

He did communicate that he had a few more interviews to conduct but that I’d hear from him this week because they’d want someone to start this coming Monday.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, a coach who helps people professionally
in a number of different ways. How do I know if a zoom interview went
well? I feel like I did while answering the
questions but not being able to read his body language or facial
expressions in real life is throwing me off
He did say that he had a few more interviews to conduct but that I'd hear
from him this week because he wanted someone to
start this coming Monday. He said that so far I was the only
applicant to answer to ask any questions and that
he was impressed by some of the questions
I did ask. And the writer says I found this somewhat
odd given that are pretty typical questions to me.
So, the question is how do I know if the zoom interview went well??"
So, I also have to add "not went well.". So, my sense is that this job
that you're going for, you're kind of like "a commodity employee,"
that they don't really care. You're a body for a job.
So, the question is how did you do on the questions
and what facial expressions did they give? Did you notice any smiles?
If they had a flat manner about them, a flat affect,
you know they don't really care. You didn't really connect with them as a
person. Now the fun thing is
when you notice those things, when you notice that they're
upbeat, when you notice that they've got a smile
on their face when they're answering because, again, they're only seeing you
from . . . you're only seeing them from here up so
you just have their face to go by and whether their eyes change, whether
there's a smile on their face, whether they have any energy. My guess is
you got none of those. So from their standpoint,
they're still looking. I wish the answer was different but
they're still looking and they're looking for someone who gets
them excited. He didn't do that, unfortunately. You may
have answered the questions correctly.. You may have asked questions that were
good questions but you didn't excite them and that's an
emotional reaction. If you act like everyone else, you will
get the same results as everyone else because there's nothing to distinguish
you. My encouragement is let your personality out in the future.
Let them see a smile on your face, a twinkle in your eyes. Let them see some
excitement and life about you as you talk and that will go a long way toward
helping you. Hope you found this helpful.. My
name is Jeff Altman. I'm called The Big GameHunter from my time in search
where i used to hunt down leaders and staff for organizations and
did it for more than 40 years. If you want more information, visit my blog
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JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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2 Responses
  1. Jenna Coffey

    Hey Jeff, I responded to your comment on Reddit with a bit more clarification on the dynamics of the interview. Do you mind checking those out and expanding on this? I really appreciate your insight, especially when you did so well with such little to go on. 🙂

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