Job Seekers: How To Close An Interview With Class; Don’t leave a job interview wondering where you stand with the hiring manager. There are techniques you can use to professionally close an interview so the hiring manager will know that you want the job, and, so you’ll be able to leave knowing the next steps in the hiring process.

After I videotaped “Rebecca” (name changed) during a practice interview, we sat down and watched how she had done. When it was over, I turned to her and asked, “Did you get the job?”

Rebecca raised one eyebrow. “What do you mean?”

 “You thanked the hiring manager at the end of the interview, shook hands, and then left. But did you get the job?” I asked. “What I mean by that is, do you know how the hiring manager felt about your qualifications for the job?”

“Well, I think I did okay because the nonverbal communication of the hiring manager seemed good,” she replied. “And, I remembered to ask three of my pre-written hiring manager questions.”