Congratulations – you have got to the end of your job interview. It wasn’t as terrible as you were expecting. In fact it went quite well. You had done your preparation and you were ready with great answers to their competency questions. 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?”
What do they want to hear?
If there is something really key to what you can contribute to the role that you hadn’t managed to tell them throughout the interview then make sure you say this here.
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 more likely – everything that you can think of while sitting in the interview) then just go straight to a strong final statement. Everyone likes to be thanked so start with that. Then follow with a short – not more than 30 second – summary of what you can bring to the role.
Tell them that you know you have the skills and experience to make a significant contribution to the role and the company and you would really like to be given the opportunity to do so. Do not be tempted to repeat your entire answer to the Tell Me About Yourself question with which you undoubtedly wowed them at the start of your interview. 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.