No matter how well your job interview goes, there’s still an awkward moment at the end when you don’t really know if you should continue the conversation or begin your goodbyes. But if you ask a positive question, you can end your interview on a high note.
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Over on Medium, Marshall Darr suggests that when you interviewer is wrapping things up and asks if you have any other questions, you may want to pipe up and ask them about their own experience at the prospective company. Darr suggests you ask something along the lines of:
I was wondering what your best moment so far at (company name here) was?
It might seem a little cheesy, but you’ll get your potential employer to discuss what they actually value at the company they work for, with the added plus — perhaps — of subconsciously associating you and your interview with a positive memory. It’s a simple question that can make the closing tone of your interview optimistic. And if your interviewer can’t really come up with any positive memory on the spot, well, that’s a new red flag to consider about your potential employer.