You may be one of a handful of finalists.But if you've been asked to have a second round of interviews, that's an encouraging sign that you're a serious contender, Taylor said. They want to clinch the decision by building consensus among managers.A shift from a barrage of questions to a marketing mode is a great sign they want to hire you, Taylor said.Showing an interest in your personal life means they're seriously considering you, as it demonstrates an interest beyond just the professional résumé, Kerr said.But remember you don't always have to answer personal questions. Some are illegal.They could just be friendly, but an interviewer's warm demeanor could also be a good sign.It may mean they're comfortable around you and seemed to enjoy the time, said Taylor.Nodding can also suggest a genuine interest in what you're saying.Did the conversation go way over the amount of time they scheduled? Did the interviewer invite you to continue the discussion over lunch or coffee?If so, you may have it in the bag.Most interviewers make up their mind, whether they admit it or not, within the first few minutes, and so those candidates that they know they will pass on will definitely get a quicker interview, Kerr explained.This is a great indicator you'll be getting a formal offer, said Taylor. Salary and benefits are usually only with serious contenders.This is an obvious sign that at the very least you are in the running, as interviewers will only check into references for serious candidates that are in contention, Kerr said.Taylor explained that not all companies will inform you that they're going to contact your references or start the background checking process, but others will. And it's a good sign if they do.These are among the last steps before presenting you with an offer, she said.Did they shift from a hypothetical tone to a presumptive one? Taylor said. If so, it means they could already envision you at the company.This is really more of a formality and it would likely be combined with another final discussion, said Taylor. But it bodes well for your future employment with the firm.If you heard, We want to have a person in place by X date, that's good news.Most employers won't divulge that unless they're very interested because they don't want to be deluged with follow-up inquiries, Taylor said.This is definitely not a courtesy they'd extend to everyone, said Kerr.They probably wouldn't introduce you to others if they didn't think you could fit the bill, added Taylor. They most likely prepped some people to share their positive experiences.Did the hiring manager ask you about other firms you're interviewing with, or try to sell you on why they're a better choice? These are good indicators that they're pursuing you, Taylor explained.This can indicate that not only are they seriously considering you, they are concerned they might lose you to someone else and will need to make an offer sooner rather than later, added Kerr.Assuming the employer was able to get more than the basics about you from a prior boss or other reference, you might be fortunate enough to hear back from your reference, said Taylor. In that case, you're very, very close.If the hiring manager asked you this, it could mean that they will call you. It also could be a formality, so don't read too much into it, Taylor said.TopResume career expert Amanda Augustine told Business Insider that it's important for interns looking for a full-time offer to demonstrate that they're capable of more than busy work.If you've already done this, it's a good omen.If your role has evolved and you're taking on greater responsibility, it's a sign you've proven your value to your boss and can be trusted to handle bigger projects, Augustine said. While this doesn't guarantee a full-time job offer upon graduation, it's certainly a step in the right direction.Do you have a really good feeling about this? Maybe you're just being positive and overly confident — or maybe it's because you will be getting an offer.Jacquelyn Smith contributed to a previous version of this article.