Ending an interview can be a bit like a first date. You want to play cool and don’t want to seem too keen. Well sometimes you meet the right person and you need to make sure they know you are interested. This is the same as an interview. When you find the right job and have a good feeling about a company should you leave it to chance that the employer knows how you feel? A closing statement can make or lose a job offer. When working in recruitment I often received feedback from a client that my candidate did not seem interested. The candidate had indicated to me that they would take any offer just to get the job. Therefore something went wrong in the communication process.
How do you normally close your interviews?
Do you play it cool? – this can hide desperation and it can also help when it gets the business end – negotiating salary
Do you tell them how you really feel? – this can seem desperate and can put you in a weaker position in negotiations BUT at least the employer is in no doubt that you want the job.
Which statement do you end your interviews with?
“I am interested in the job and I look forward to your response”
“I would love to work here. Can I have the job?”
I guess each individual’s situation is different and you can only assess it on a case by case basis. My point is that if you do an interview and love the job ensure the employer is aware – don’t leave it to chance.
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