Yes… it is true we would never get a second chance to make a first impression, but to make the first impression last what do we need to do? Try remembering a movie which has an awesome introduction and the worst climax…..are you able to remember?…. Its because the movie is not able to hook the viewers about its concept, though the introduction is good. So, as the beginning, the ending is also an important factor in judgments. For the interviews we have many ideas of how to make the first best impression, what about the last end credits? Even the experienced candidates would be wondering at times how to make a grand ending?.
Here are a few interviews ending tips-
Once you find the interview is about to end, prepare to reiterate why you are the best choice for the position, coz that will be the last question that interviewer will be thinking comparing to the other candidates. Remember to elevate yourself from others as a last impression.
“When can I start”
Don’t ask “when can I start”, that is considered aggressive and arrogant behavior, instead ask for information on the next steps or levels to follow up.
This is one of the important factors to take a job, most of the job roles come with a salary package offered. But asking about the salary at the initial stages of the interview leaves an impression of you being more interested in the salary than the role offered. Which often questions loyalty and productivity from you. So, try to keep this for the later rounds.
Once you find the interview is about to end, by now you would get a glimpse of what’s the interviewer’s opinion, about you as a candidate and you tend to get relaxed which is very visibly shown in your body language. Don’t forget the interviewer is looking at you and assessing till the end. don’t sigh or slump your shoulder, don’t look worried or unhappy. Try to keep your posture confident, this is the last image that you are leaving at the interviewer.
Often the decisions are not made alone, there will be certain conformation or procedures followed by the organization in selecting the candidate for further rounds. So, don’t be disappointed if not informed about further round or level, be positive, and show that to the interviewer till the end of your communication.
Try to take the business card from the interviewer which helps you to address correctly in the later encounters and if you have a business card leave it with the interviewer which ads as a reminder.
Don’t forget to thank the people who assisted you, like the receptionist and the interviewer for time taken and given.
Remember the interviewer not only attended you but many other candidates. So, don’t forget to remind him about yourself, send a thank you note and request for the confirmation and information to follow up with the next procedures.
A person is remembered by his exceptional qualities or by mistakes, try to stand by the exceptional qualities in the interviewer’s view. The world is about reputation isn’t it?