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Concluding an Interview

An interview without a strong conclusion is like a good movie with a terrible ending–something that seemed great can suddenly leave you unimpressed.

It is important to have a closing statement where you thank the employer for their time, re-highlight some of your key qualifications, and state your interest in the position with enthusiasm!

 

“Thank you very much for interviewing me today—I have enjoyed learning more about your company. I really believe that my technical writing experience and my computer graphics skills make me a great fit for the position. I am very excited about your organization and want to reiterate my strong interest in this opportunity.”

Before you leave be sure to:

  1. Ask for the next steps and timeline for the hiring process.
  2. Get business cards for those who interviewed so that you can send Thank You Letters (pdf).
  3. Smile and give a firm handshake as you leave.