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Next-Day Job Interview , 2nd Edition by Michael Farr, Dick Gaither

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Chapter 6

How to Close theInterview and Leave aLasting Impression

Let’s say you’re nearing the end of the interview and have answered all of the interviewer’s questions to the best of your ability. At this point (usually about 55 minutes or less for nonexempt workers and somewhere around 80 to 90 minutes for management or supervisory positions) the interviewer will stand up and say something like this, “Thank you for coming in, we’ll get back with you when we make a decision.” It’s at this point that most applicants make a critical mistake. They just say thank you, shake the interviewer’s hand, and walk out of the interview.

Interviewees who walk ...

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