Aug 22, 2018 - 10:33 AM
Oct 11, 2018 - 11:59 AM
You close an interview by restating some of your key abilities for the job, asking if there’s anything else you can provide, stating your interest in the job, asking about the next step in the process, and getting the interviewer’s contact information.
Some people have had success asking, “When do I start?” But this is an aggressive strategy that may not work if it doesn’t fit with your personality or the interview situation. You may feel more comfortable asking something like, “Based on my background, and the skills and experience we discussed, how well do I fit the profile of the candidate for whom you’re looking?” Or you could ask, “Given what we’ve discussed during this interview, do you have any concerns about my fit for this position?” Such questions give you the chance to clarify or reassure the interviewer, which is better than leaving him or her with doubts or concerns. No matter what you choose to do or ask, always remember to thank everyone, including those you’ve met on your way into the interview. That final impression — of an appreciative person — is the one you want to leave with others.