If you got called back for a second interview, congratulations! You’ve not only survived but also aced the first test. The first job interview is actually just more of going through your resume and how you qualify for the position you’ve aimed to get hired for.
In comparison, the second round is where it gets real! But don’t get scared since this article will help you rock your second round just like you did with the first. It sums up some common scenarios that occur along with frequently asked questions.
You’ll get prepared after reading this as the most common situations are mapped out in this article so be ready to shine at your next interview!
Impress the new people:
Usually the supervisor or department head takes the first interviews. But the second one usually might make you come face to face with a higher-up or a manager. Sometimes your future co-workers might also join the team and you’d get to meet them directly.
It’s a great idea to research about the company, their culture and brand, how they work and possibly also about the people that you’re going to work with if informed beforehand. People who are employing are impressed if the candidate has a lot of knowledge about how they run things & who they are.
New situations & destinations:
Its not necessary your second interview will also go like the first in a closed room over a table.
Maybe you’ll get invited to lunch or a tour around the office building. In this case, its good to practice positive and confident body language. The presentation you make will help the employer think about hiring you. While walking around, smile, be polite, make eye contact with the fellows and never underestimate the importance of good manners or a handshake.
And never forget table manners no matter if you’re out for lunch or in the office.
It varies from employer to employer but usually second round interviewers involve questions that make you reveal your personality as well as values & ethics. Second-round interviews are used to check your approach towards real life situations as well as how you’ve handled your tasks so far. You will be challenged with questions like ‘What would be your approach or thought if…’, ‘what do you think about…’ etc.
The employer just wants to know how capable you are when faced with a hardship as well as find out how you have dealt with difficult situations at your previous workspace and how accomplished you were at it.
A lot of the second interview is dependent upon determining who is best fit for the job among all the candidates so you should prove that you’re up for the task. Your abilities to identify and reply to the employer’s operations, mindset and other things will help him decide if you’re a good fit. Always try to end the discussion on a positive note if you really want to be hired.
This might sound really simple but usually people don’t do that and end up losing the position they might have gotten.