This Domain For Sale. Contact us for more information.

How to Close Your Interview and Leave a Lasting Positive Impression

Closing the Interview

Knowing how to successfully close an interview can make the difference between getting the job and being one of the unfortunate individuals who receives a rejection letter in the mail. While much attention is given to the matters of how to write a resume and cover letter as well as what to expect in regards to interview questions, far too many job seekers are unprepared when comes to knowing how to successfully close an interview. Keep in mind that this is perhaps your last opportunity to demonstrate why you are perfect for the job. Successfully closing an interview walks a fine line between being too aggressive and not being aggressive enough.

It's always a good idea to bring along some questions that you can ask the interviewer at the end of the interview. This shows that you have more than just a passing interest in the position and truly want the job. If you have taken the time to do your research on the company, this also demonstrates initiative and increases your chances of being hired.

Once all questions have been asked and answered, it is quite appropriate to ask the interviewer when they anticipate making a hiring decision as well as what the next step in the interviewing or hiring process will be. Make a point to ask the employer for a business card so that you can have readily available contact information for following up with the employer in the days to come. This will also make it much easier for you to mail the all important interview thank-you letter as soon as you return home.

Also don't forget to shake hands with the employer and summarize how your skills and experience, as well as ambition and desire, make you the perfect candidate for the position. If you're really confident and don't mind taking risks, you might ask "So, is there anything stopping you from offering me the job right now?" This ploy should only be used if you feel the interview has gone well, however. Otherwise you might be setting yourself, as well as the interviewer, up for an embarrassing response.

A much milder version of this tactic would be, "Is there anything else I can answer for you to make a hiring decision?" If you really aren't sure how well the interview went and don't want to waste your time waiting for a call that may never come, you could simply ask, "Have I done well enough to advance to the next level of the hiring process?"

This puts all the cards on the table and an employer who appreciates honesty and frankness will reciprocate by letting you know where you stand. If for some reason, you were not the candidate the employer was looking for this may give you a golden opportunity to clear up something that might make you the ideal candidate. Otherwise, at the very least, you won't be spending the next two weeks waiting by the phone and you can begin concentrating on other employment prospects.

In the event that the employer does not offer you a firm commitment and seems to be a bit hesitant about when a firm decision will be made, don't take it as a personal affront. There could be any number of reasons why the employer is reluctant to hire you on the spot-the least of which could be the need to consult with superiors. It's important that even if you are disappointed about not receiving a job offer on the spot that you remain positive, up beat and confident. Finally, take the time to thank the employer for meeting with you. Above all, remember to always be professional no matter what happens.

Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.


More Resources


12/26/2021 03:10 PM
Master A-Z of Creative Thinking Soft Skills
Adobe conducted a global survey on creativity where they interviewed 5,000 adults across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Japan. The study discovered that 75% of respondents were under growing pressure to be prolific rather than inventive; ironically, they are simultaneously expected to think imaginatively on the job. The respondents also revealed that they spend only 25% of their time at work creating and the biggest barrier to ingenuity was lack of time. Another research performed by LinkedIn found that Creativity is the most In-Demand Soft Skill companies need in 2020. It is not an overstatement to say that, "You don't have to be a genius to be creative." If you want to unleash creativity at work with the best potential hard work, there are a few tips that can help. Happy Reading!
11/15/2021 02:41 PM
Why Do I Keep Getting Job Application Rejections?
We have all been there, we find the perfect job, we apply, we wait, then days, or in some cases weeks later, we get the rejection confirmation. There are many reasons for being rejected and it can be difficult to know why, but we have a few things that people can overlook.
10/26/2021 02:40 PM
Workers Are Flexing Their Muscles
A brief analysis of the high rate of churn and turnover in today's employment market. I encourage readers to side with the plight of workers looking for change.
10/19/2021 06:16 PM
Best Educational Consultancy in Bangalore
Popularly Known as Gyan Jyoti Educational Services, started as a small entrepreneurial venture with the vision of spreading educational awareness and providing admission guidance to students. The brand takes pleasure in providing scientific career counseling and admission guidance to students based on aptitude, interest, and personality.
10/19/2021 06:14 PM
Signs You Should Start Investing In A Remote Worker
Your business is growing fast. You've been achieving milestones and it crosses your mind to consider hiring a remote worker to help you manage things. There are actually tell-tale signs that you need an extra pair of hands to work for you, but you just aren't sure if a remote employee is a good investment.
10/19/2021 06:14 PM
Benefits Of Hiring A Remote Employee
Hiring a Remote Worker may seem like a strange choice at first compared to the tried and tested routine of hiring local staff. But hiring remote worker or giving pre-existing employees the ability to work from home or away from the office brings many benefits.
10/19/2021 06:07 PM
Somalia: The Unemployment in the Country
this article is about the unemployment in somalia and the way to enhance your opportunities of getting your dream jobs. by following the suggestions in this article your chances of getting employed are very high.
10/04/2021 09:28 AM
Job Search in Colombia
Colombia's rich culture, friendly people, and diversified terrain draw visitors from all over the world - not just as a tourist destination, but also as a location to work. Colombia's major cities, such as Medellin, Bogota, and Cali, have a huge number of job openings as many global corporations locate their South American headquarters in Colombia. In the previous ten years, companies like Google, IBM, AON, KPMG, and Ernst & Young have all relocated to Colombia. Colombians and people from other countries are employed by these businesses in a variety of positions.
10/01/2021 11:23 AM
Revitalizing Meritocracy
Meritocracy is seen as either a positive or a negative, depending on who you ask. This piece examines the pros and cons of this organizing principle.
09/20/2021 10:16 AM
Why Part Time Work Culture Is Gaining Importance in Today's Corporate World?
As Unemployment is gaining pace the trend is moving towards flexi time jobs. Every person wants stable income and job security whether they belong to senior level management or executives. Last decade proved that there has been an increase in number of qualified individual in developing countries, job availability is less as compared to rising professionals that India Education system pours out.
07/15/2021 05:54 PM
National Truck Driver Shortage... Who Wants to Be a Truck Driver?
The U.S. unemployment rate is below 4 percent right now. In many states that number is considerably lower. The low unemployment rate is great for the economy but is creating havoc for the Trucking Industry looking for Truck Drivers and jobs requiring a CDL (Commercial Driver's License).
06/30/2021 01:59 PM
Know Your Teachers (KYT) Amazing Teaching Collection of Online CA, CS,CMA, CFA, Classes in India
Chartered accountant (CA) is an international accounting designation granted to accounting professionals in many countries around the world, aside from the United States. A CA credential typically proves that its holder has the qualifications to file a business's tax return, audit financial statements and business practices, and offer advisory services to clients chartered accountant is considered one of the best career paths and has been pursued by the students who find themselves comfortable at numbers. I would really like to talk on this topic and discuss the things in detail in terms...
06/01/2021 08:49 AM
The Post-Covid Office
This piece is a look at the likelihood of distributive or remote knowledge economy work continuing past the Covid pandemic. Reasons are offered for why workplace flexibility may continue after Covid restrictions are largely lifted.
05/28/2021 07:33 PM
How to Maintain the Company's Culture While Working From Home
What's an ideal company culture? How important is it to thrive in your business? And how can you maintain it in these challenging times when the panorama is transitioning from the office to working from home?
04/26/2021 08:43 AM
Gender Equity in the Workplace
Here it is, the year 2021 and gender discrimination is still, unbelievably, an unresolved issue in far too many workplaces. Despite attention being drawn to the issue for nearly fifty years there still exists a fundamental unfairness in how women are treated in employment environments that are either directly dominated by male senior management or at least influenced by the attitude, mindsets, and practices of traditional leadership. Although women make up about 50% of the workforce they still experience discrimination in several significant areas.
04/20/2021 11:36 AM
3 Reasons Why You Should Write a New CV Today
If you've got into the habit of simply adding little bits of information to your CV as the years roll by, it's time for a refresh. Updating your CV and tailoring it to the role can have a huge impact on how many interviews you are offered.
04/20/2021 11:36 AM
How to Deal With an Employment Gap on Your CV
This brief guide covers how to deal with employment gaps on your CV, whether from ill health, raising a child, losing your job, travelling or simply taking a break. It suggests different strategies to frame your employment gap so that it does not affect your chances of an interview.
04/12/2021 07:15 AM
Data Analytics Can Help You Make Better Decisions
According to experts, if you want to achieve success as a business owner, you must have a deeper insight into customer behavior, operations, and market trends. And this is where data science comes to your help. You should analyze tons of data for this purpose.
03/01/2021 09:06 AM
Assessing the Dignity of Work
Dignity of work is a phrase being used more frequently. I examine if such dignity is inherent in work or if certain conditions need to be in place in order for dignity to occur.
02/20/2021 06:30 PM
Tips to Be Followed While Creating a Resume
The resume is the most important document you will need for a job search. The resume has to summarise your skills and should be easy to read and also should highlight your experience.
11/30/2020 10:20 AM
French Classes in Bathinda,This Provides High Standard Coaching Classes for Learn French in Bathind
learn french in bathinda Many definitions of language have been proposed. Henry Sweet, an English phonetician and language scholar, stated: "Language is the expression of ideas by means of speech-sounds combined into words. Words are combined into sentences, this combination answering to that of ideas into thoughts. A language is more than a bunch of words and rules for how to put those words together; Speaking French gives you access to the world of over 75 million native speakers in France, language help to express and transmission of thoughts.language help to understand feelings of people.in our world there are so many languages are available but they are different from other language. a better understanding about language make easier survive in the world.within a best understanding about language help to mix with other people. in bathinda (theheightsbathinda) provide a opportunities to learn french in bathinda. they provide best services.also they provide opportunities to set in abroad.this is a best institute in bathinda those provided best french classes,help to learn french with their best experience.(theheightsbathinda)provide opportunities to make bright future in abroad. please visit once again and gives one chance to serve you
10/30/2020 09:10 AM
Employment Struggles for Older Workers
The Covid-recession is again showing disproportionate hardships against older workers, not unlike the Great Recession. I argue against this trend, examine causes, and suggest possible mitigation measures.
10/23/2020 12:24 PM
How to Use Background Check Services to Find a Good Doctor
Picking a doctor is one of the difficult choices to do. The last thing you want to go through at the doctor's office is to encounter an uncomfortable situation that can put you in danger. One of the best approaches to guarantee that you're getting treatment by somebody you're comfortable and safe with is to run a little background investigation on your doctor.
10/22/2020 12:07 PM
Social Media - A Powerful Tool For Recruitment
Social recruitment is finding top talent through social sites. It enables an organization to access a vast pool of potential talent and also allows the recruiter to get to know about a candidate and his eligibility.
10/19/2020 11:21 AM
This Is Not the End
This is not the end! Things will definitely get back to normal and even better sooner than you think. No situation stays permanent. It will soon pass away. What we all need now is patience, courage and perseverance to navigate through this trying period. Yes, the current pandemic and the other challenges have brought global chaos with the fear of the social and economic meltdown that will follow, or has already started with the loss of millions of jobs and businesses all over the world. Today, aviation, entertainment, sports, hospitality and other critical industries are totally shut down. Just imagine the jobs, contracts and billions of revenue already lost. I don't want to talk about the hundreds of thousands that are already dead and their loved ones who are unfortunately and painfully not allowed to accord their departed the desired burial and last respect. Truly, these are not the best of times. Our world will never be the same again, at least in the way we interact and socialize. Too sad! May we never go through this again!
09/30/2020 12:11 PM
A Case for Future Career Planning
I make the case for intentional and systematic future projections regarding the likely conditions and changes to be realized in one's career. The purpose is to develop a prognostication skill to best strategically prepare for future disruptions to one's career.
08/31/2020 06:28 PM
Employment and the Election
My view of the potential impact on employment resulting from the 2020 US presidential election. This includes a summary of the economic positions from both candidates.
07/30/2020 02:36 PM
A Case for Working Class Unions
I present a justification for reinvigorating working class union involvement in policy making decisions that enhance the economic interests of working people. Particular attention is directed to Covid-19 essential workers who are low to moderate income earners.
07/21/2020 05:53 PM
Six Sigma Process and Certification
Six Sigma is a quality management approach that removes errors and defects from business services and improves the customer experience. This in turn is helpful for companies to reduce risks and eliminate errors. The certified professionals assist their organizations in maintaining profitable contracts and improving business processes.
07/16/2020 09:32 AM
An Introduction to PRINCE 2 Certification
Are you looking to get PRINCE 2 certification? If so, you are on the right page. The answers to some of the common questions given in this article will help you get a better idea of what it's all about.
07/15/2020 08:49 AM
Introduction to PMP Certification
In this article, we are going to discuss some common questions about PMP certification. The answers to these questions will help you get a deeper insight into this phenomenon. Read on to find out more.
07/15/2020 08:49 AM
Why Is Data Science the NextGen Career Field?
If you intend to become a data scientist or pursue a career in this field, we have the good news for you that you have made a great decision. Data science is the field of next-generation and is going nowhere in the decades ahead. Let's find out more.
07/10/2020 04:46 PM
ITIL Process and Certification
The 'Information Technology Infrastructure Library' is a set of rules and best practices for IT services. The ITIL helps to ensure that the businesses have stable IT departments that can survive the changes in technology and business practices. The ITIL Practitioner is an expert in regularly examining and improving the IT service development processes.
07/10/2020 04:46 PM
Data Science And The Advantages It Offers
Data Science has turned out to be a progressive technological field that everybody seems to talk about these days. In fact, it is considered the 'most appealing job of the 21st century'. Let's find out more about it.
06/11/2020 11:03 AM
RCFE Certification - Change Is Coming
As if the great State of California's RCFE Certification wasn't stringent enough, it's about to get even harder. Why you ask? Well, you can probably figure that out without us explaining it to you, but for all of you who are not yet in the industry let's spend a few moments to discuss it.
06/11/2020 11:03 AM
RCFE Administrator
You would think that after such a disaster in our industry like the coronavirus that there wouldn't be much need for anymore residential care facilities for the elderly administrators. Well, it turns out that because these administrators are so important and will have even greater responsibility in the future, now is the perfect time to get your RCFE Administrator certificate.
06/11/2020 11:02 AM
If I Get My RCFE Certification Will I Have to Also Know About Pandemics?
Currently, there are a couple of questions on the RCFE Certification test about epidemics and pandemics. There are also questions testing your knowledge about MRSA, and various safety protocols for the influenza virus. There aren't any questions, at least not yet, about the CoronaVirus or how to prevent its spread within a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly. However, this knowledge will be mandatory soon if you are to receive your RCFE Certification. t the State of California will see to it that no one becomes RCFE Certified without first understanding how viruses spread, how to prevent their spread, and how to not become the human-vector spreading the virus from room to room in a residential care facility.
06/11/2020 11:01 AM
Getting Your RCFE Administrator Certification Increases Your Earning Potential
Do you have an RCFE Certification? Well, if you do and you've worked in the sector for a while, you might want to consider an upgrade. That's right, upping your value and increasing your earning potential. By how much, you ask? Not quite, but almost double the amount a regular RCFE certification holder makes. Yep, on average RCFE Administrator Certification will boost your annual salary to nearly $120,000 per year. Are you beginning to see why it behooves you to take your life and career to the next level?
06/11/2020 11:01 AM
What Is an RCFE Administrator?
As you know, RCFE stands for Residential Care Facility for the Elderly. Thus, it stands to reason that an RCFE Administrator is someone who runs such a facility. Yes, in a nutshell, that's right, but there is more to it than that. For starters, an RCFE Administrator must be onsite at the board and care facility to oversee both the care and management of the facility.
05/11/2020 07:54 AM
Hospitality, Crisis and Promise
Such wreckage. Such devastation. Such uncertainty.
04/08/2020 05:51 AM
Why Statistics and Python to Become Data Scientist?
If you are into statistics and python, you can take the right courses to become a data scientist. Data covers numerous machines, such as automobiles, robots and smartphones, just to name a few. The amount of data produced by these units requires the use of specialist tools and procedures for decision-making and analysis.
04/07/2020 08:35 AM
Why Classroom Training For Data Science And ML?
Nowadays, an increasing number of companies are looking for data-driven technologies like automation and artificial intelligence. Therefore, they are in need of qualified and skilled data scientists to meet their needs. In fact, statistics tell us that the year 2020 will see a 20% higher demand for machine learning and data science professionals.
04/01/2020 08:51 AM
Data Science Opportunities
In every industry, data science is a game changer. With the digitization of processes, we can see immense increase in the amount of data. Therefore, data science tools and technology is deployed for higher productivity in different organizations.
03/28/2020 07:35 PM
Data Science in India
As far as data science is concerned, there is huge scope in this industry in India. According to a 2018 estimate, the number of vacancies hit 2.9 million.
03/23/2020 09:45 AM
Killing Your Job Search With Inept Net-Working
Did anyone ever ask you about openings in your company? It's painful to say "sorry" to these people, and it's humiliating for them to ask. Networking for openings doesn't work.
03/17/2020 09:42 AM
Data Science Training In Bangalore
If you are interested in data science, you may want to check out its training in Bangalore. In Bangalore, you can take courses in this field, which will help you hone your skills in this field. In this article, we are going to know what data science is and what the courses include.
03/02/2020 08:22 AM
Will The Introduction of Robots Increase The Rate of Unemployment In The Future?
Many have asked will the continuing introduction of robot technology affect the jobless rate in today's society. The introduction of robots in the manufacturing industry has already made profound changes in the manufacturing industry especially in the in the automotive sector. Just ask employees at various Toyota and Ford Plants.
02/25/2020 02:38 PM
A View From Spain
I've been fortunate to have spent much of the winter of 2019-2020 living along the southern coast of Spain. Occupying a rented casa near the center of an old town for an extended time, which inevitably involved engaging with locals, including commercially with shop keepers and the like, gave me a great opportunity to observe how daily economic life is lived in a place far from my New Hampshire home. To be clear, I really do have a life outside of economic monitoring, but for purposes of this piece I'll focus on a small anecdotal contrast between how...
02/12/2020 03:30 PM
Start A Woodworking Business In Your Home
It is possible to start a woodworking business in your home and make good living. However if you are new to this type business you will a plan. This plan will show you to get you woodworking business up and running in a timely and cost effective manner.
02/10/2020 09:14 AM
Habits Can Contribute To Your Success Or Misery
Success comes with deliberate actions and behaviors. These actions and behaviors form habits and routines. Why aren't all people successful in life? I can tell you it's because of habitual habits that diminish their probability of sustainable success.


More Careers & Employment Information:


Related Articles

A Bit of Pollyanna
"Stop being such a Pollyanna," a trusted, more experienced colleague counseled as we took the long route back to my office. He had just witnessed my project idea annihilated as co-workers eagerly argued why my idea wouldn't work, where it was flawed and why it shouldn't be funded.
Career Change: A Glittering Invitation To The Emotional Stalkers
As much as you are yearning for career-change, and as much as the trends actually favor it, just contemplating a shift is a glittering invitation to four emotional stalkers who love nothing better than to play a nasty game of team-tag at your personal expense. When you unmask these bandits -- even a little -- they begin to lose their emotional charge - leaving you free to more fully explore the opportunities to re-invent yourself.
Can Nurses Be Entrepreneurs?
Yes, Nurses can be entrepreneurs. In today's market place nursing has a unique service to offer not only to hospitals but nursing homes, private care and doctor offices.
Top 10 Resume Writing Tips to Get You the Interview
There are many reasons why you could be in the marketfor a new job right now. Perhaps.
Job Lead Websites To Use in Your Telecommuting Search
Let me ask you a question: are you tired ofusing job sites only to find scam after scam? I bet you're noddingyour head in agreement to that question. I know that I was sickand tired of spending all my time online searching fortelecommuting jobs only to find scams.
Networking Masterclass - Part 1 - Practicing Empathy
Practicing Empathy - A vital part of your networking skills is your ability to build rapport quickly and effectively with others. To build rapport successfully with another individual you need to understand 'where' they are coming from and have 'empathy' with them.
Job Search -- One of the Secrets of a Trade Show
A trade show is a great place to network, look for a job, find a new employee or develop a partnership.Are you in the market for a change? Maybe.
How to Tell if You are Fired and Just Dont Know It
No one should be fired and be surprised about it. There are always warning signs.
Job Search Tip for College Students
Today everyone is looking for that special job that will suit their exact needs. In this day and age we all have circumstances, situations, obligations, etc.
Get In Career Shape
Research suggests that as many as 8 out of 10 employed adults are in the wrong job or career! They are in poor career-shape or have little or no career-stamina.If you are one of the 8 or your goal is to shape up, it is important to have a good understanding of some basic career management principles for a healthy career workout and to help you make the best decisions about your career on a day-by-day basis.
De-Bunking The "Follow Your Bliss" Myth
Hello Fellow Seekers!I don't know about you? but I'm pretty tired of hearing about how you can "follow your dream" in three or four easy steps. I've seen plenty of people leap before they sufficiently looked --and end up dissatisfied or broke, or both.
Become an LPN, the Fast Path to a Nursing Career
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) CareersLicensed Practical Nurses provide the most amount of direct patient care within the nursing category of healthcare. If you're interested in a healthcare career dealing directly with patients, becoming an LPN is a rewarding opportunity.
Job Hunting Tips: Containing Anxiety
It hangs from the ceiling above your bed while you toss through the night hours. It waits inside the door of every employment office you enter.
Find Passion for Your Work
Most people spend approximately 25% to over 67% of their waking hours working. Eventually, most everyone will want to work in a career that they enjoy and are paid well enough to live a prosperous life.
Top 10 Skills for New World of Work
There are many changes coming in the world of work, such as increased competition, the need for more education and certifications, and the trend to change careers 5-7 times in a lifetime. No matter what job or career path you decide to take, there are some basic skills that all employers look for.
During Midlife Change: Are You a Jumper or a Clinger?
Over the years, I have identified two kinds of midlife career changers: Jumpers and Clingers.Jumpers thrive on energy, enthusiasm and improbable luck.
How to Write Cover Letters That Increase Your Chances of Winning an Interview
Submit a poorly written cover letter and the chances are your resume will end up in the trash bin without even being looked at.On the other hand, a well written cover letter can almost guarantee you get an interview.
Franchising Offers NO Guarantees --
You have to ask --- IS a FRANCHISE FOR YOU?There are NO guarantees. You invest your money and take your chances.
Love What You Do!
"To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun?" --Katherine GrahamI want to share with you a great success story from one of my clients, Susan*, because I am so proud of her. Susan had been working in the computer industry since college (8-10 years) and though she was financially and professionally successful, she felt dissatisfied with her career.
Job Hunting: Its Still The First Impression Stupid!
In the 1992 USA Presidential election, political strategist James Carville hung a sign in Bill Clinton's Little Rock campaign office that read, "It's still the economy, stupid." His intent? Simply to keep everybody focused on the most important issue of the day.



/html>