Have you ever encountered the poker face while you’re interviewing?
You know, trying to get a feel for how things are going?
And it’s probably worse when you thought you had a tact for “reading people”.
Do they like me, do they hate me, what are they thinking, do they even want to be here?
Maybe you told a few light humor jokes, to not even get a fake chuckle.
Maybe you expressed your enthusiasm in the opportunity, they didn’t care.
Maybe you complemented them on their designer shirt, and their response “thanks, next question…”.
Maybe you even cried (I don’t recommend), hoping to at least get a reaction, they walked out to never return.
But possibly, the interviewer is just having a bad day and has other things on their mind.
Rather than beating yourself up, just drop them a line afterwards thanking them and relaying back what you enjoyed hearing about.
It will probably help you (and maybe even them) feel better.
It could be just what was needed to move you forward in the process.
Don’t let the poker face bluff you, just keep holding your royal flush.