How you open a job interview is what helps hiring managers form their overall impression of you, but how you close an interview often influences whether you'll get the job. Once the final question is asked and answered, the interview isn't over yet – close an interview and get the job with these tips:
Find out if the hiring managers have any concerns about whether you're the right candidate for the job. You can ask something like, "Based on our conversation, do you have any concerns about my qualifications for the role?" This gives you a chance to provide any additional supporting information that could help you clear up those concerns.
Demonstrate your enthusiasm and give yourself clear expectations by inquiring about the rest of the hiring process. Before you leave, make sure to ask about the next steps in the decision-making process and their estimated timeline. This way, you show you're serious about wanting to get the job and you aren't left wondering when you should have heard back (and risk following up too soon and seeming aggressive).
An interview isn't just about hiring managers evaluating you – it's also a way for candidates to gather information and decide if they still want the job after learning more. If you're still just as enthusiastic and hope to receive a job offer, communicate that clearly as you close out the interview. Hiring managers are inclined to select the qualified candidate who seems most excited about the job since it means they're more likely to be engaged and committed to the organization. You can say something like, "After learning more about the job, I hope to be the candidate you hire."
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