How to Close a Job Interview

Anonymous writes:
I am very grateful for the material you have on interviewing techniques on your
Website. However I am still not very clear on the recommended closing
statements in an interview. I will be very happy if provide me some of the
recommended closing statements in an interview.



The Career Doctor responds:
Let me recap the interviewing strategy. At the end of a successful interview –
where you feel you have sold the prospective employer on your talents and
abilities — don’t just say thanks and walk out the door. Instead consider one
of two options: ask about the next steps in the process and the employer’s timetable or for those a bit more aggressive ask for the job.
If you truly sense a fit between you and the organization then by all means
at the end of the interview ask for the position. But please do so only if you
really want the job — and only if you plan to accept if the employer does
indeed make the offer.
So how do you making a closing statement in a job interview?
The safe route: “I really sense a strong fit between your needs and what
I can deliver for you. I think there is a great fit between us and I am very
interested in this position. Can you give me a rough idea of the next steps
in this process along with your timetable for filling the position?”
The bolder move: “I really sense a strong fit between your needs and
what I can deliver for you. I want this position and I truly feel I am your
best candidate. I want to start contributing as soon as possible so
when can I expect a job offer?”
Get lots more information about interviewing including our interview question database in the
Interviewing Resources section of Quintessential Careers.
And for other strategies in closing the sale read one of our latest
articles: The
Job Interview as Sales Call: Three Essential Interview Skills

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Anonymous writes:
I am very grateful for the material you have on interviewing techniques on your
Website. However I am still not very clear on the recommended closing
statements in an interview. I will be very happy if provide me some of the
recommended closing statements in an interview.



The Career Doctor responds:
Let me recap the interviewing strategy. At the end of a successful interview –
where you feel you have sold the prospective employer on your talents and
abilities — don’t just say thanks and walk out the door. Instead consider one
of two options: ask about the next steps in the process and the employer’s timetable or for those a bit more aggressive ask for the job.
If you truly sense a fit between you and the organization then by all means
at the end of the interview ask for the position. But please do so only if you
really want the job — and only if you plan to accept if the employer does
indeed make the offer.
So how do you making a closing statement in a job interview?
The safe route: “I really sense a strong fit between your needs and what
I can deliver for you. I think there is a great fit between us and I am very
interested in this position. Can you give me a rough idea of the next steps
in this process along with your timetable for filling the position?”
The bolder move: “I really sense a strong fit between your needs and
what I can deliver for you. I want this position and I truly feel I am your
best candidate. I want to start contributing as soon as possible so
when can I expect a job offer?”
Get lots more information about interviewing including our interview question database in the
Interviewing Resources section of Quintessential Careers.
And for other strategies in closing the sale read one of our latest
articles: The
Job Interview as Sales Call: Three Essential Interview Skills

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