through the patented "tease system" of show & tell just enough to get a buy.
Amy and I feel that effective "closing" makes a positive impression on the majority of hiring managers. Yet you declare your candidate will get the offer without closing (isn't that a declarative statement?).
And it does matter what kind of interview you're conducting--which is why some of your points clash with some of your other points.
Good sell job.
u are talking to them, unless you're trying to sell them a car. #5, same thing and in fact I'd advise you NOT to do this. If you're interviewing for a job complimenting the person you are interviewing with is just bizarre, and obviously fake. Complimenting the company however is different, and even expected. #8 is also one I'd steer clear of. It's a classic technique for selling something, which is fine if you're looking to sell ad space or a car, but downright weird if you're interviewing. I advise people to ask open ended questions, not ones that can be answered with a one word response. Ask intelligent questions and you'll receive information that can guide you on what else to share about your background.
I do agree with much of the other advice though, especially getting the hiring manager to open up and talk about what they do, and to really listen well, that's what I emphasize to candidates, active listening. And if you get at all nervous, smile. It relaxes both you and the interviewer.…