Hello everyone,

I am having a second interview with a potential employer and have a question.

The interview is with the same two people (HR Manager and President) that the first interview was with. My question is, do I close again, even though I closed them the first time, and do I send a second thank you note?

Thanks for your advice,


juliahhavener's picture
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Close, close, close.

And they've given your their time a second time, I would still send a thank you note. It should be different from the first, referencing something from the most recent interaction.

And close, close, close.

jhack's picture

Julia said it best.


Mommyneedsajob's picture

Sorry but what is closing??

HMac's picture

Closing is saying the following at the end of the interview: "{Name of interviewer}, [b][color=darkblue][i]I really want an offer, and here's why[/i][/color][/b]..." And then give one or two SPECIFIC ways that your experience and abilities match up with the hiring company's needs. Say it enthusiastically. Say it with a smile. Say it with confidence. But above all, SAY IT!

and to BBundy - I echo what's been said already. Yes. And yes. And yes again.

tcomeau's picture
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Hugh nailed it, and I'll add two things:

1. The Interview Series has a 'cast just on closing. How to approach it, when and how to deliver it, to whom it gets delivered, with examples. If you're looking for a new position, you need the series.

2. The term is similar to "closing a sale" but the goal and the mechanics are different. M&M talk about the differences, focusing on the notion that closing an interview is about expressing your specific interest and your specific motivation for a specific position.