Questions To Ask
After you have studied the company, make a list of questions to ask the employer:
Interview Do's and Don'ts
Closing the Interview
Job candidates often second-guess themselves after interviews. By asking good questions and closing strongly, you can reduce post-interview doubts. If you feel that the interview went well and you want to take the next step, express your interest to the interviewer.
Try an approach like the following: "After learning more about your company, the position and responsibilities, I believe that I have the qualities you are looking for. Are there any issues or concerns that would lead you to believe otherwise?"
This is an effective closing question because it opens the door for the hiring authority to be honest with you about his or her feelings. If concerns do exist, you may be able to create an opportunity to overcome them, sell your strengths and end the interview on a positive note.
A few things to remember during the closing process:
After your interview, follow-up is critical. When you get in your car, immediately write down key issues uncovered in the interview. Think of the qualifications the employer is looking for and match your strengths to them. A thank-you email or letter should be written no later than 24 hours after the interview. Be sure to call your recruiter to discuss your interview and your next steps.