Originally Posted by jacare
Always ask for the job at the end. Daon't leave them wondering.
I've read this advice before so it must be sound. But why would they be wondering if you want the job after you've sweated through an interview? Do they think you suddenly changed your mind?
I would also say to do a couple of mock interviews with your husband or a friend. You can't prepare too much. I recently made the mistake of thinking I didn't want to sound too rehearsed and that I could mostly wing it and be spontaneously and natural. It didn't work out too well!
Also, engage the receptionist and the interviewer as real people, if the opportunity arises. As Erin explains in this article, How I Got Every Job I Ever Wanted
out of all the competition, be the one they would enjoy working with and/or the one who can solve an immediate problem.