Let’s talk a little bit about what I asked at the end of the interview. This is really important because it’s the last final impression that you’re leaving your interviewer with. There are certain things that you definitely want to make sure that they remember about you.
So a quick question to start off with is: “We had quite an comprehensive interview here. Is there anything else you need to know about me that will help you make the hiring decision.” That is a really great question and it is timeless. It has been asked for years and year that probably will continue to be. Let the interviewer go through their notes and see if there’s anything additional that maybe they need to know about you and it gives you an extra opportunity to showcase your strength, passion and talents, which is of course the number one way that you’re going to nail the interview.
Other very good questions to ask if it’s the hiring manager that you’re interviewing with:
- How can I make your job easier?
- What can I do to help you reach your goals?
- What’s the biggest challenge that you have right now that I would be able to help you with if I were selected for this position?
A couple of other really good questions to ask whether it’s the corporate recruiter, the human resources staffing specialist or the hiring manager:
- What is success looks like within the first six months in this position in this company?
- How do you measure performance and success for a person in this position?
- And is there anything else that perhaps I can do to let you know how I passionately I feel about this position.
If it’s really a true match, let them know that. It’s certainly worse than leaving the interview thinking up I didn’t say something that I wanted to say. So let your passion and let your enthusiasm and let your confidence about you are you able to help them come through. Very important to remember, it’s all about them. You know what you can offer but you want to make sure that they know what you can offer them and how you’re going to help them.