Close the Interview

The Interview Road Map

Mental Pre-Prep
Interview Questions
Close the Interview


Whether it’s a sales position or an administrative role close the interview! All employers like to see someone is interested in their company and position, so show it. Closing displays the right attitude and confidence that companies are looking for today.

Frank, I really appreciate the time you’ve taken with me today and I am even more interested after meeting with you. I’m excited and feel I can help you and ADP! When can we schedule the next step?

After that be quiet and wait for a response. If you don’t get a meeting don’t be disappointed and keep your head high, thank them again and get his/her card for follow-up! It’s great if you get a commitment for the next meeting on the spot, but often the hiring person is not in the position to set it up at that moment even if he or she loved you. The point is you showed interest and that you are a closer!

Sample Questions to ask before you close
1. Why is this position open?
2. What would you like done differently by the next person who fills this job?
3. What are some of the objectives you would like accomplished in this job?
4. What is most pressing? What would you like to have done within the next2 or 3 months?
5. What are some of your longer-term objectives?
6. What kind of support does this position receive in terms of people and finances?
7. What are the more difficult problems facing someone in this position? How do you think these could best be handled?
8. Where could a person go who is successful in this position and within what time frame?
9. In what ways has this organization been most successful in terms of products and services over the years?
10. What significant changes do you foresee in the near future?
11. How is one judged? What accounts for successes?
12. What are the most critical factors for success in your business?
13. Where do you see the company (or function) going in the next few years?
14. How do you win support from top management?
15. How would you describe your own management style?
16. What are the most important traits you look for in a subordinate?
17. How do you like your people to communicate with you? (Orally, in writing, informally, in meetings, only when necessary?)