1 year ago
March 7, 2023

How Do You Close A Sales Job Interview?

So, you have a big sales job interview coming up. It’s a job you really want, so obviously you want to leave them with a good impression. You want them…

Claire McConnachie Recruiter
Claire McConnachie

So, you have a big sales job interview coming up. It’s a job you really want, so obviously you want to leave them with a good impression. You want them to remember you well after the interview has concluded. How do you do this? With a big finish! 

How you close a job interview can be a big factor in whether or not you make it to the next round of interviews or get a job offer. Below, our sales recruiters talk about some great ways to close your interview and win the job. 

1. Recap your interest in the position

At the end of the interview, reiterate your interest in the position and why you believe you’re a good fit for the role. This will leave a lasting impression on the interviewer. It shows them you have a genuine interest in the job. 

2. Ask about the next steps in the hiring process

Before leaving the interview, ask about the next steps in the hiring process. This shows your eagerness to move forward and your willingness to follow up. Plus, it will give you the information you need to plan. Waiting to hear back after an interview can be stressful. By asking about the next steps you’ll at least have an understanding of what to expect next. 

3. Discuss compensation (if the time is right)

If appropriate, ask about the compensation package and benefits for the position. This shows that you’re serious about the job and that you’re interested in the company’s offerings. It’s even better if the interviewer breaches this subject first. So, try to wait for them to bring it up first. 

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4. Address any concerns brought up by the interviewer

If the interviewer expressed any concerns during the interview, address them before leaving. Even if it’s a small concern, addressing it can help erase any potential doubt. This also shows that you were actively listening during the interview and that you’re committed to addressing any issues and improving yourself. 

5. Genuinely express gratitude to the interviewer

Finally, express your gratitude for the interviewer’s time and consideration. This is a simple gesture that can go a long way in leaving a positive impression. 

Remember, the closing moments of a sales job interview can make a significant impact on the interviewer’s perception of you as a candidate. By using these strategies, you can leave a lasting positive impression and increase your chances of getting the job. 

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Claire McConnachie Recruiter

Claire McConnachie

Claire has 4+ years of experience in sales and recruitment. As a Director of Client Services, her main objective is to connect great people to great companies by building strong relationships with both top clients and candidates in the sales industry. She specializes in sales roles of all seniority levels for both enterprise and start-up clients North American wide. When Claire isn't networking with top talent, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends & family.