Does the duration of an interview have much bearing on the general outcome?
For example is a 'short' interview ( i e. 10 - 15 minutes long) a bad sign? Does this result in a rejection more often than not?
I had a sub 20min second round interview and was offered the job the same afternoon. Suspect there was either one specific question to ask or specific people who needed the see me.
Super short first round would concern me deeply but it's not a guarantee of anything bad
In my case there will be only one interview (no subsequent interview involved in the process).
There's a few variables though.
How many positions.
How many people they plan on interviewing.
The level of the position.
What experience is on your CV etc.
There's not much you can do about it now so no point in worrying over it.
It really depends on the role. In my current area, it is normal for interviews take an hour but I have had other interviews for less skilled work last 15 mins. An interview with Tesco will take less time than an interview with a multinational bank!
Has a 2 hour interview once. Didn't get the job
How senior/complicated a role is it it (roughly, if you don't want to reveal too much) and was there any lengthy application form or tests?
It was a Clerical Officer role in the HSE..
It was a Clerical Officer role in the HSE.. no appitude tests involved just a basic application form. Job Application process managed by a recruitment agency.
Interesting one. Might have liked you straight off, perfect answer to an important question...want them! Time will tell.
Don't fret it...... you rolled the dice / it is what it is. I've sat on many interview panels ........believe me the 15minute ones are on the same footing as the marathon sessions. As Elsa sang in 'frozen' ......... let it go
Depends on the role!!!😜
Especially thru an agency, that's not a bad sign at all. They don't have time to interview in depth, for a basic role that they can easily move you on if it's not working out.
Thanks all for the replies everyone.
Interview was around the 15 to 20 minute mark.
That said there were no awkward silences for me in the interview and the conversation flowed pretty much constantly. Fingers crossed 🤞.
You can usually get a sense of how the Interview is going so I wouldn't put any merit on the interview length. I've been in a few diabolical Interviews which is really frustrating. You spend time getting to the interview, often having to go through those stupid aptitude tests (after you've done as many as me you can do them in your sleep at which point you are wondering should I be making a few mistakes), the telephone screening interview and then to have to learn a load of half relevant stuff about the company, take time to travel to the interview only for the following to happen. (not all from the same interview)
Sweet jebus! I would have walked over some of them.
Did stop an interview before it happened once. Bosses were arrogant (you only get to shake my hand after getting the job), employees shaking their head mouthing the words "don't" and the pace was a state.
Another one lasted 30 minutes. 25 of those were talking about people we knew and sport. Great company.
Anyways, length of the interview doesn't always count.
I got the job guys!! 🥰