Finish Your Interview on a Positive Note

Interviewing can take a lot of energy both for the interviewer and the candidate.  As the candidate, you want to ensure that you wrap up the interview on a positive note so that you are remembered positively and that you differentiate yourself from the other candidates.

After asking a few of the questions you have prepared for your interview, I suggest ending the interview by setting the interviewer up to talk positively about the company and/or department.  Ask questions such as:

  • What do you enjoy most about working for XYZ Company?
  • What gets you out of bed on Monday morning eager to come to work?
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of in your work at XYZ Company?

Listen and demonstrate genuine interest in the response.  Thank for interviewer for sharing and leverage that in your wrap up statement to state why you so interested and excited about this opportunity.

Always ask about next steps and timing and be sure to leave with the knowing you are interested if you really are.  Often the interview goes fine but the interviewer loses interest because the candidate does not act interested at the end of the interview.  Keep your energy up and let your interest and enthusiasm shine.

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