- Job offers are tricky — you never want to get your hopes up too much.
- At the same time, there are a number of subtle signs that good news will be coming your way soon.
- From an extended interview to early salary negotiations, here’s what to watch out for.
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Job offers can be an ideal stepping stone to better opportunities and a brighter future.
But they’re pretty stressful to wait on.
Maybe you’re relatively sure you aced the interview. But now, hours seem like days and days like weeks as you patiently wait for a formal offer.
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“Fortunately, you can put some of the puzzle pieces together as you decide your course of action during this uncertain waiting game,” Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job,” told Business Insider.
Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “The Humor Advantage,” agreed.
“While you can never be certain, and you definitely don’t want to get your hopes up prematurely, there are certainly signs that might hint that you’re about to get some good news,” he told Business Insider.
Here are the signs an offer might be coming your way.