Is there anything else you would like to add? How to finish an interview.

Congratulations!! You have got to the end of your interview and it wasn’t as terrible as you were expecting. In fact it went quite well! You had prepared well and were ready with great answers. You think your interviewer is just about to wind it up by saying “Thanks for coming in today”  but then they land this one on you…

“Is there anything else you would like to add?”
Aaaagh! Breathe…. So, what can you Include?

If there is something really key to what you can contribute to the role that you hadn’t managed to tell them then make sure you say this here.
For example:

I would also like to let you know that I speak fluent French and I know that you have been expanding into the French market so this will be of benefit to the company

If you think that you have told them everything they need to know (or everything that you can think of while sitting in the interview!) then go straight to a strong final statement.
How do I do that?
Everyone likes to be thanked so start with that! Follow with a short – not more than 30 second – summary of what you can bring to the role. Do not be tempted to repeat your entire answer to Tell Me About Yourself (which you undoubtedly wowed them with at the start), but you can summarise it.
Tell them that you know you have the skills and experience to make a significant contribution to the role (and the company) and that you would really like to be given the opportunity to do so.
When finishing up, keep it short and snappy and sound like you believe it.  For those last few sentences how confidently you can deliver them is equally as important as what you actually say.
It’s almost a certainty that you will be asked this so start practising your strong finishing statement.
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