Making The Most of The End of The Interview

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The Job Window

We all know the importance of a good first impression. What we may not consider is the lasting effect a solid final impression can have. That impression can be solidified and enhanced by the types of questions you choose to ask at the end of the interview.


What is the key to success in this role?


By asking about they keys to success in the role you are demonstrating your enthusiasm for the position and for the company. It shows your willingness to do what it takes to make the most of the opportunity.


If applicable, following their response you can talk about a situation where you were able to use the key to success they described to create success in either a personal or professional aspect of your life.


What is the work culture here like?

When you ask about the work culture it shows that you’re already starting envision  yourself as part of the team or at the very least considering if you and the location would be a good fit.


If you’re excited about the culture they describe make sure the interviewer knows. Talk about how you feel about it and why.


Can you describe your ideal candidate?

The answer to this question will give you a solid idea of whether or not you fit the profile of their ideal candidate. It also gives you a chance to reiterate the skills and attributes you possess that jive so well with their vision of the ideal candidate.


In conclusion

Before you leave don’t forget to thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you. Quickly touch on all the highlights of why you believe you would be a great asset to their organization and let them know how excited you are about the next phase of the process