A very good closing interview question to ask at the end, or near the end, of your interview is “Where do we go from here?”
Once you interview for an opportunity with a company, and you’re not interested, then there is no reason to ask, “Where do we go from here?” because you know where to go. Out the door, you’re not interested! In other words, thanks but no thanks!
However, if you are interested in pursuing the opportunity with the company asking, “Where do we go from here?” towards the end of the interview will show your interest in their company and, more importantly, it will give you some idea where you stand in the interview process.
Basically asking “Where do we go from here?” will answer a nagging question you might have, “How did I do?”
Another great thing about asking this question is the interviewer has to answer it – and when they do – you can gauge their response to it. So if the interviewer starts squirming around and avoids the question or says something like “I’ll get back to you” or “Someone will get back to you” then you know you’re in trouble.
If, on the other hand, they say “We would like to have you back for another interview” and even better “We would like to put together an offer for you” then that means you aced the interview and you’re moving on to the next step in the process! Awesome!
See how great this little short question is? It gives you an idea of what is expected of you and what the company thinks of you. So whether you’re interviewing for a position today, or anytime throughout your career development, make sure you include this question when you’re interviewing. It works!
By including this question you will know where you stand in your interviews. No more guessing. Why? Because the next time you’re in an interview, and it feels like the interview is starting to come to a close, you’re going to ask the interviewer “Where do we go from here?” and from this day forward you will always know exactly how you did in your interviews. Good, bad or ugly. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
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