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What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'What questions haven't I asked you yet?'

Photo Illustration/Bryce Churchill
Photo Illustration/Bryce Churchill

How you end a job interview is crucial to how you'll be remembered by a hiring manager.

So you'll want to be prepared when an interviewer flips the script and asks a question like, "What questions haven't I asked you?"

According to Nicole Wood of the coaching company Ama La Vida, this question will open the door for you to give the interviewer a deeper sense of who you are.

"This is your opportunity to showcase anything they haven't touched on that you think is important to your story or that will help set you apart," she tells Glassdoor as part of the site's 50 Most Common Interview Questions series.

The best way to respond to this question is with follow-up questions that speak to why you want to join the company and what you will contribute.

Wood advises candidates to consider the following questions:

  • How did you become interested in the position?
  • What unique skills do you possess?
  • If hired, what would your 30/60/90 day plan look like?

After suggesting questions that show why you're the best fit for the position, bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch says the best way to seal the deal is to then say, "I really want this job."

She says being honest about your desire to work for the company will show hiring managers character traits like authenticity, courage and humility.

"Coming right out and saying 'I really want this job' shows a refreshing level of sincerity," she adds. "It always strikes people the right way."

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