At the end of the interview

  • Thank the panel for their time
  • Shake hands in closing.  Offer a firm handshake, shaking someone’s hand that feels like a cold limp dead fish leaves a bad impression.
  • Never enquire about salary, holidays, bonuses, etc at your initial interview.
  • Don't be discouraged if there is nothing "concrete" at the end of the interview.
  • The employer almost always needs time to make THEIR considered judgement.
  • Don't indulge in small talk at the end of the interview (or during it), unless invited to do so.
  • After the interview immediately call the consultant who referred you to the position and describe how the interview went.  We will want your views before the employer calls, and will appreciate the courtesy of your feedback.
  • If you are, or are not interested in progressing with the position further, we need to know as soon as possible.
  • Finally, relax - you have done all you can.