Closing the Interview, Part 1

When you close your interview imagine you are closing the deal on a product.  The customer is the interviewer and YOU are the product.  It is up to you to sell yourself and how you close the interview can make all the difference.  This will demonstrate your communications skills and your interest.

Asking Question is one important component to wrapping up the interview.  If asked properly these questions will pull out objections/hesitations the employer may have about hiring you for the position.  Choose 3‑5 questions for your interview.

NOTE: Never ask a company about sick leave, paid vacations, holidays or other benefits that allow you to get away from work.  Your recruiter can handle that for you.

Below are some example of questions to ask.  These questions are guidelines.  Use your own creativity.  It is important to be yourself in an interview.  Employers will quickly see through a memorized and over-rehearsed question.

  • What have you liked most about the company? What have you liked least?
  • What expectations does the company in the next 5 years? 10 years?
  • Could you please describe a typical day?
  • What does the training program consist of?
  • What are my opportunities for advancement?
  • How are promotions evaluated?
  • How is performance evaluated?
  • What are your expectations of a new hire?
  • What is your competitive edge?
  • What is your company doing to gain market share?
  • What are your company’s strengths and weaknesses?
  • If you had to isolate 3 things that determines a person’s success with your company what would those be?

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