Once you have run through the bases of the interview, it’s still important that you end the interview properly.
The hard part is over and now all that is left is for you to close out the interview in the same winning way.
Wait until your interviewer stands up or requests that you stand up. Give him your closing greeting. Thank the interviewer for taking the time to see you.
Offer another firm handshake and ask when you might expect to hear from them about their decision.
With all the information that is given in this manual, you would think that you have learned everything there is to know about acing an interview.
However, there are still a few more tips that you should know, and a few more helpful hints:
1. Market your skills and related experiences in the field that you are applying for. Be sure to do so in a way that is positive and not arrogant.
2. Researching the company before your interview is a good way to know where you could fit in. It also lets the employer know that you really want to be a part of the company.
3. Bring your list of questions with you in a folder with the company’s name on it, so that you don’t forget them. You should also keep your extra resumes in there as well.
4. You’ll want to describe your weaknesses as strengths. For example, saying that you’re overenthusiastic about performing at your best.
5. Since many interviewers ask you what your biggest fault could be, you should choose a fault which is actually a good thing. Try saying “I do not take on projects that I cannot give 110% on.
6. Let your interviewer bring up the topic of salaries first.
7. Do not volunteer your personal opinions to your interviewer about any subjects unless you are asked for them.
8. Try to establish a good relationship with your interviewer. Be casual but professional, and most importantly be yourself!
• Always excuse yourself if you need to leave the table for any reason.
• Don’t have your cell phone turned on.
• Continue to talk formally to your interviewer unless requested not to.
After your interview is finished, be certain to thank the recruiter for the meal and for their time. Give a firm handshake, and ask when you should expect to hear from them next. It shows some confidence and a continued interest in the job. Send a thank you card that same day.
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