SOC job - Is it usual to receive offer after 1 interview?

ZomboidicusZomboidicus Member Posts: 105 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello all,

So I've been looking for a career transition for awhile, and today I've went through an interview for a SOC technician job, and received the offer the same day. I'm moving from a NOC position to a SOC position.

Is it usual to get a response this quick and for them to offer a SOC position with just one interview?

I'm not sure if I should be concerned or alarmed.
Maybe I am just paranoid and they just need somebody quick.

Either way, I'm excited!
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  • danny069danny069 Member Posts: 1,025 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! I've had offers while in my car driving from the interview and asked to come back, offers right on the spot, never really had more than 1 interview...the only one I could think of is that I met a recruiter first, then the manager of the particular contract. So it is not out of the ordinary, well done!
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  • SaSkillerSaSkiller Member Posts: 337 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Got mine after 1. Actually both of my SOC jobs. Depends on the company and the candidate.
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  • 636-555-3226636-555-3226 Member Posts: 975 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Sounds like you were far & away the best person for the job. That helps the ego some, eh?
  • BlackoutBlackout Member Posts: 512 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Its not uncommon if you go in and really impress them. Congrats!
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  • nascar_paulnascar_paul Member Posts: 288 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I agree. Getting the INTERVIEW is the REAL work! Once you're there, just have fun with it and relax! You'll come across as in command of yourself and professional, and I think that along with the technical know-how those are the most important factors. Maybe even more important.
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  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    At my last job when the interviewing manager walked me to the front door I told him I hope to hear from him. He replied "Oh don't worry you will". Which looking back I wished he hadn't said because it was a long three days until I got the official offer call from their HR department.
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Excellent. Depends on the company. I hate it when it takes forever.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Not sure how common it is - but it happens. I visited a friend of mine in Gibraltar one summer and 888.com was looking for people back then. I filled out my application form in McDonalds next door, had to go in for an interview the same day and got my "yes" by dinner time and resigned on my first working day back home. Ended up working there for almost 4 years .. (that was almost ten years ago though)

    When I applied for a finance company in London it took almost 3 months and 8 interviews ...
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  • LeBrokeLeBroke Member Posts: 490 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Almost all of my offers so far have been from a single in-person interview, not counting phone and email discussions.
  • beadsbeads Member Posts: 1,531 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Same day is considered usual for many lower level security positions. Conditional of course on passing the background, driving, drug and ethics tests - I've had some strange sounding requirements in the past.

    Shortest I have personally experienced? About 30 minutes after a phone interview.

    Jimmy Johns isn't that fast!

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  • ZomboidicusZomboidicus Member Posts: 105 ■■□□□□□□□□
    danny069 wrote: »
    Congrats! I've had offers while in my car driving from the interview and asked to come back, offers right on the spot, never really had more than 1 interview...the only one I could think of is that I met a recruiter first, then the manager of the particular contract. So it is not out of the ordinary, well done!

    Thanks :D
    They shouldn't have even let you out of the door, it sounds like :)
    Sounds like you were far & away the best person for the job. That helps the ego some, eh?

    It does! Thanks :D

    beads wrote: »
    Same day is considered usual for many lower level security positions. Conditional of course on passing the background, driving, drug and ethics tests - I've had some strange sounding requirements in the past.

    Shortest I have personally experienced? About 30 minutes after a phone interview.

    Jimmy Johns isn't that fast!

    - b/eads

    It is an entry level. I just hope I'm not making a mistake jumping from NOC to SOC. One down side is that I get one additional work day (going from working 4 days now to 5 days) and the pay increase is relatively small (2 dollars an hour increase).
    2016 Certification Goals: Who knows :D
  • redworldredworld Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    We try to have at least 2 interviews before discussing offers but ultimately it depends on the level position, our level of urgency to fill said position, and how well that person performed relative to the candidates we've already seen.

    It's absolutely not out pf the ordinary to get an offer after 1 though, so congrats! I hope it works out well for you.
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