Closing an interview is an art as I believe that it should be impactful enough for the employer to think about you, once it is closed. When an interview is called upon and when you meet the employer and discuss all that needs to be attended to and finally when you want to close the discussion with a good note or a positive note, it is important to make sure the interview has worked for both showing up results in a win-win state. Here both the employer and employee need to feel satisfied. Every employee is bound to do this with his or her style. Although styles may differ, there are certain key facts that an employer can get attracted to whilst closing the session.
In order to bring up a comfortable and positive closure to an interview there are a certain basic techniques that one might want to follow. This could surely help wind up an interview with a feel of wanting the employee.
Let us peek into the list of facts that can help an employee leave a lasting impression before winding up his or her interview.
1. Avoid general statements:
Employers don’t get impressed when employees come up with common phrases that most of them use. For eg; “I am good at computer skills or I am best at writing and communication skills, etc.” Instead of placing “I am good at” you should come up with lines such as eg; “My abilities in producing good mails and communicating with clients has been rated the best” etc. You need to talk something they have least expected. You can also frame sentences interestingly or innovatively to capture the attention of your employer. This will boost the employer’s interests in you and will leave them with a state of wanting to know more of you.
2. Provide more help:
Always remember to ask for any help they would like to receive from you. At the end of the session putting across words like “May I help you with some more documents?” or “Is there anything else I can help you with?” or “Do you like to have some more references?” etc. Such questions that show your blended professional skills usually leave a good impression about you.
3. Show you are interested:
This is a sensitive task that anyone has to follow. Generally candidates who attend interviews mistake the term interest to be desperate. Sometimes being desperate does work but not always. Professionals need employees who are balanced and wise thinkers. Hence showing interest and desperate are two different aspects. A candidate needs to show good interest while being interviewed about the company as many organizations when recruiting people appreciate candidates revealing some important facts and figures of that company. Therefore, showing a keen interest on the company may also leave a good thought about the candidate.
4. Right attitude:
Always pose an attitude that is positive and more energetic. This energy or attitude or right spirit should be maintained throughout the interview process. At any given point if this dips, then you may lose the employer’s attention towards you.
5. Clear doubts:
After all technical and personal details are discussed; try to find out answers for the doubts in your head. Clear your doubts by asking them as this leaves the employer to think that you are concerned about the role as much as they are and hence you are asking them questions.
6. Remain in touch:
Although some employers or companies prefer calling you to let you know the status or the result of the interview, it is good if you can initiate a call or ask them if you could contact them for any further queries or to know the status/progress.
7. Retain a bright smile:
Smile is something that creates some good vibes between the candidate and the employer. Hence before leaving the place after discussing everything from professional to personal, project a bright and confident smile at your interviewer.
8. Do not repeat your mistakes:
Usually it is said that the last few minutes are the moments that actually ruin your process of giving an interview. If you have previously given a couple of interviews which has seen this situation, then try and avoid this in any forthcoming interviews. Do not repeat the same mistakes again that may ruin your interview and you fall prey for losing the job again. For instance: nervous smile, stammering last words, a sweaty hand shake (physically showing how nervous you have been through), weird silence at the end, etc. Whatever may be the employer’s decision; once you have confidently finished your interview leave the place with the same confidence.
One’s personality also speaks a lot; hence do not pose in a way that the interviewer thinks you are trying hard. Instead keep yourself cool and professional that may create respect for you.
10. Grand impression:
Making a lasting impression is as much important as making a first impression according to research. Yes, if you think making a first impression is enough then you might be wrong. You need to ensure that you finish the job interview with a grand success having all the basic norms in place. With apt answers, correct analysis, good personality, right attitude, words to compliment and last but not the least – putting up a bright smile on your face is something that talks a lot and remains for long in your interviewers mind.
What do you incur from these tips for closing a Job Interview?
Well on the whole a candidate must possess certain techniques or qualities which may be different from others. This also helps you to be considered as one among hundreds. These tips are not difficult to pursue nor is it complicated to understand. The only aspect is that you need to know what kind of a person you are and try analyzing which method could best suit your personality before blindly following something that you are not. Although this cannot be treated as a course to complete, try and inculcate these petty qualities gradually. You will find the difference in you and these small changes may work wonders in real.
Ultimately you have to impress your interviewer with your talent and achievements supported by these little qualities that may leave the interview session polished.