How you finish a job interview matters. You want to leave a good final impression on the interviewer before you walk out the door. Easier said than done, right? Interviewers speak with many different candidates and standing out from the crowd can be challenging.
Here are five tips from Toronto recruiters to help you finish your interview off on a high note:
A strong start will lay the foundation for a strong finish. Are you ready for the interview? Did you spend time researching the company? Do you have a genuine interest in the role? Do you have authentic answers to the questions you can expect to be asked? Coming to the interview prepared and ready to win the job will leave a good impression on the interviewer.
If you are seriously interested in the job, you should have some questions about the role and organization. The interviewer is going to ask if you have any questions. This is your opportunity to become the interviewer and get more information about job specifics, the company culture, and other information that is important to you. Asking insightful questions shows you have a serious interest. It will also make you more memorable.
A strong summary statement can help end your interview on a high note. Restate how you are qualified for the job, emphasize your strengths, and reiterate how you are the best candidate for the job. This will change the dialogue to focus on your strengths. Always close on a strong note to make yourself more memorable.
Important points about your skills, experience, and qualifications for the job can get muddled or miscommunicated during the course of an interview. Asking the interviewer if they need clarification about anything gives them the opportunity to circle back and get the details they need. It will also provide you with the opportunity to make a stronger statement and case as to why you are the best candidate.
This is an obvious one, but being polite and courteous to everyone you meet when interviewing for a job can go a long way. Smile, say thank you, and be engaging with everyone you meet.
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Danielle is a Recruitment Consultant with our Accounting and Finance team, primarily focused on placing talent with mid-sized public accounting firms. Danielle has five years of experience in the recruitment industry, starting out as a recruitment coordinator and growing into a recruitment and candidate sourcing specialist.