How to close the job interview

Closing Points

Regardless of your style or how you choose to close the interview, there are some key points to keep in mind:

  1. Leave your interviewer with the right picture of you. Think of at least five skills or traits you want remembered after the interview.
  2. Ask if there is anything else you can provide, such as references, background information or work samples.
  3. State your interest in the position. Don’t be overly anxious, but act interested. Remember to mention the added value you can bring to the job.
  4. Ask about the next step in the process. It’s important for you to know the next step so you can follow up. Ask for the decision date.
  5. Find out how to contact them. If you don’t hear back, you will need to know who to contact and whether they will accept calls to check the status.

Closing the sale is important, but your closing should be tailored to the position, your personality and interviewing style and the interviewer. Keeping these things in mind will help you determine which closing is appropriate for you and the situation at hand.

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