How to finish a job interview?

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The way you finish your job interview has a great impact on the outcome of the interview. It is important to finish the interview leaving the best impression possible. The final impression may be the last one stuck in the employer’s memory.

Therefore, below you can find some advice on how to finish your interview:

  • Reconfirm your interest to work

At the end of the interview, you have the chance to express (again) your enthusiasm to work.

To confirm your interest, during the interview you may reemphasize your impression to any detail or something you have said. Make sure that the final interview part ends as positively as it can.

  • Ask when you will be informed about the results

Do not hesitate to ask if you have been chosen for the job. The courage to ask this question is highly valued by employers. “When will I get an answer?” is another question you can make, in case you haven’t been told the date you will get the results. Asking if you can contact the employer in case you don’t get any answer demonstrates commitment and shows that you are not afraid to take your career under control.

You can also suggest that the interviewer contacts you if he/she has any additional questions or for further explanation. This shows that you co-operate, and you are willing to give as much information about yourself as possible.

  • Greet

During the greeting with the interviewer, be sure to show self-esteem, offer a handshake, look in the eye, smile, and thank you for the time. If you have any example of your work (for example something you have made) that you have discussed during the interview, you can offer it to the interviewer.

Situations that you should avoid doing are:

-    Leaving behind garbage like water bottles;

-    Accepting phone calls while still in the office;

-    Continuing the conversation after you’ve said goodbye;

-    Facial expressions that show that you are bored etc.

  • Send a follow-up e-mail

One of the main reasons to send a follow-up e-mail is for the employer to keep you in mind. To do so you have to structure the e-mail in that way to correspond with the interview course. Also, this is an opportunity to add something you have forgotten to mention during the interview.

The following links help you to understand how a follow-up e-mail is written:

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-to-include-in-an-interview-follow-up-email-2060429

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/interview-thank-you-donts-2063985

In the link below, you can find examples of a follow-up e-mail:

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/job-interview-thank-you-letter-examples-2063964

References:

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-close-a-job-interview-2061311

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2014/03/17/job-seekers-how-to-close-an-interview-with-class/#585b5a783803 

https://job-hunt.org/guides/Job-Hunt-successful-job-interviewing.pdf

https://careers.workopolis.com/advice/closing-the-deal-how-to-end-a-job-interview/

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