Coffee Shop Interview & Went Well
Coffee shop interviews
Most of the time, if you’re interviewing with a well-established company, the interview will be held on-site at their corporate office. Sometimes, if they don’t have a local branch, they’ll fly candidates out to interview at a regional or national office.
If you’re interviewing for a smaller company, you might be interviewed over the phone, via video call, or in a coffee shop. This is especially common if you’re interviewing for a position at a company that hires mainly remote workers.
A coffee shop can feel much less formal than a typical interview setting,. It can make you (and the interviewer!) feel more comfortable to talk over coffee. It’ll feel less intimidating and more familiar, and will put you on more even ground with the interviewer, rather than sitting in a chair facing them at their office desk.
Just make sure that you’re still poised, professional, and put-together. It might feel casual, but you still want to make a good impression as a potential employee, not just a friend!
So, how did it go?
After an interview, you’re probably relieved of a lot of pressure and interview jitters. But how do you know if the interview went well?
Sometimes, you can tell from the job description that it’s the perfect fit for you, but if you stumbled or felt nervous during the interview, take some time with another activity to relax yourself. Later in the day, or even the next day, take a good look back at exactly how the interview went down.
Ask yourself the following questions. Did it feel like a conversation or did it feel dry and strained? Did the interviewer seem engaged with you or preoccupied with getting through the questions? Did the interview take longer than initially expected? If you asked questions, were they answered thoroughly? These are questions you can evaluate and answer yourself based on your experience at the interview. Based on the answers, you can gather a pretty good idea of your place in the interview process!
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