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Congratulations! You made it through the whole interview, now how do you end it? Here’s 7 tips on how to close your interview.

  1. Let the interviewer know you’re interested. 
    1. If you are interested in the position, let the interviewer know. If you feel the position is attractive and you want it, be a good salesperson and say something like: “I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen here today; your company, its products and the people I have met. I am confident I could do an excellent job in the position you’ve described to me.” The interviewer will be impressed with your enthusiasm.
  2. Ask for the job. 
    1. Ask for the job, or for the next interview, if another interview is required. If an offer is extended, and you want it, accept it on the spot. If you want some time to think it over, be courteous and tactful in asking for that time. Set a definite date when you can provide an answer (usually no more than 24-48 hours).
  3. Communication is key.
    1. Don’t be discouraged if no immediate commitment is made. The interviewer may need to communicate with others in the company first or interview more candidates before making a decision.
  4. Stay positive. 
    1. If you get the impression that the interview is not going well and that you have already been rejected, don’t let your discouragement show. Once in a while an interviewer who is genuinely interested in you may seem to discourage you as a way of testing your reaction.
  5. Always thank the interviewer. 
    1. Thank the interviewer for his or her time and consideration. If you have answered the two questions—”Why are you interested in this position?” and “what can you offer?”—you have done all you can.
  6. Ask follow-up questions.
    1. Before leaving the interview make sure you ask the following question: “Is there anything about my background or experience that would preclude you from making me an offer?” This is the last opportunity you will have to answer any questions.
  7. Follow-up after the interview.

    1. Remember to follow up the interview with a brief “Thank You” letter, stating once again why you’d be an asset to the company and expressing your interest in the position.

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