3 Pointers to Acing a Final Round Interview

It’s time for final round interviews. You’ve made it past countless questions, reference checks, and more. It’s down to you and 3 others. The question is how do you stand apart from the rest when you are all equally qualified?


What hiring managers want to see during final round interviews is how potential candidates will fit into their company culture. Do the candidates have a personality? Are they serious or laid-back? Are they upbeat or quiet? Here are some pointers to keep in mind during final round interviews:


-Be yourself. Make sure your personality shows through. Sometimes being extremely serious and professional won’t fit every culture. Employers want to hire someone they like and can see themselves working with.

-Do your research. Many times during final round interviews, candidates meet with potential team members. If possible, do a little research and find out more about their roles within the company. This allows you to target any questions you have about who you may be working with. Through social media such as Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook you can find out other details you have in common to help establish a connection.

-Reiterate your interest in the position.  Make sure your interviewers know you want this role and give them the reasons why you are a great fit. This is also your chance to remove all doubt from their minds. If there is a particular skill they are uneasy about or perhaps wish you had slightly more experience with, this is your chance to defend yourself and give them one last pitch as to why you are the best.


Hopefully these tips will give you a better idea of what hiring managers look for in a candidate. Good luck interviewing!

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