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Not sure if this is in within your area of expertise but I thought I'd give it a shot.

I just had a job interview over Skype and something confused me - at the end of the interview, the principle asked if I had any other questions, and I said no. Then he began to fidget *a lot* with his collar as he explained that they would contact candidates next week, and thanked me for my time. I'm wondering if this might give any insight into my chances?

The context: Overall my impression of the interview was positive. I felt rapport with the hiring committee - by the end, we were talking about hypothetical situations e.g. "If you came here, in your first months I feel you would be a great fit with x project." They were impressed with my resume, I felt they were selling me the job, we all laughed together several times. I certainly was nervous and didn't feel I aced it, but there were no questions that I felt I blundered completely.

That collar fidgeting was the only thing I couldn't really interpret. Do you have any thoughts?

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Adrienne,

Thank you for submitting you question to me here at AllExperts! The collar fidgeting could have been his personal tic and meant nothing, or it could have been a sign that he was uncomfortable with interviewing/Skype interviewing. Without knowing him better, it would be hard to say. I would recommend, however, that if you have no questions that you expand your response from "no" to "not at this time; may I contact you by email or phone in the future if any should arise?" This lets the interviewer know that you are interested and willing to learn more about the position.

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Dr. Luna

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I specialize in clinical psychology with particular experience in clinical hypnosis, borderline personality disorder, LGBTQ, and aging. I have not worked with children for several years and would not feel comfortable answering child and adolescent based questions. My interests in adult psychology are fairly diverse, so please, sent me a question and lets see if I can help.

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I have been working in the field of psychology, to some degree, since 1998. Initially, my work was more behaviorally based, but through my educational and training experiences, I have expanded to a more eclectic viewpoint. I have taught introductory psychology and have worked in college counseling. I have also studied hypnosis for several years, completing my dissertation on basic research in hypnosis. Finally, I completed my internship and residency in a transitional treatment program for young adults (18 - 16) with difficulty transitioning from home.

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Doctor of Psychology 2009 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania Master of Arts in Psychology 2002 MCP Hahnemann/Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1997 Keuka College Keuka Park, New York

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