Interview tips for first-time job seekers
Concluding the interview
At the end of the interview, be cordial and thank the interviewer for his or her time. Be direct in asking what the next step is in the hiring process. If appropriate, ask if you can check back with him or her. Make sure you express your interest in the company and the position. The only time you shouldnt do this is if you are 100 percent sure you dont want to work there. If thats the case, it is better to say nothing. Also, never ask about benefits or vacation time (save that for later in the negotiation process). Most companies have competitive offerings and by asking too early, you show you are more interested in the benefits than the work.