English Job Interview #11-Closing Questions
You are now staring at the finish line directly in front of you. You’ve made it through all the pitfalls, traps, and tough questions. What’s more, You’ve shown yourself to be a fantastic candidate for the position, but you’re not done yet. An English job interview has a few house-keeping items to take care of before you are done.
- What would you do in your first month?
- What are your salary expectations?
- What do you think we could do better or differently?
- When can you start?
- Are you willing to relocate?
- Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
- Do you have any questions for us?
What Would You do in Your First Month?
Show that you’ve done your research, and thought about how you would get started. With that in mind, talk about what you need to learn in your first few days. Who do you want to meet and get to know. What will you need to discuss? What procedures or technology do you need to familiarise yourself with? Do you have a project that you want to start right away? If you answer well, you can show that you have done your homework, you understand the job, and you are organised.
What Are Your Salary Expectations?
Do your homework and consider the following:
- Your salary requirements
- How much do similar positions pay? You can use www.payscale.com to help you.
- Your education and experience.
Once you have a number, consider one of these 3 strategies:
- Give a salary range where the minimum salary is your desired salary.
- Flip the question. Ask them what their salary range is for that role.
- Delay. Tell your interviewer that you’d like to learn more about the role before discussing salary.
What Do You Think We Could Do Better or Differently?
It is important to show respect to the company. Start by highlighting the things the company is doing well. Next, explain how your professional background led you to your suggestion. Finally, give your suggestion and invite their feedback.
When Can You Start?
Remember to take into account all your contractual requirements to your current employer. Also, consider if you need to take a break before starting the new job.
Are You Willing to Relocate?
Reiterate your enthusiasm for the job, but if your answer is ‘no’, explain why you can’t move at this time. You can offer an alternative such as working remotely or travelling. Alternatively, you might be willing to relocate for the right opportunity.
Is There Anything Else You’d Like Us to Know?
If there are some key selling points you had planned but were never asked the right question, here’s your chance. If not, you can summarise your key qualifications here, and end on a memorable high note.
Do You Have Any Questions for Us?
Here is another opportunity to show how your mind works. You might want to know more about your team or department. Similarly, Look back on your research and ask for details about some of the future projects you had read about. Alternatively, you could also ask the interviewer what they like about the company.
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