What to Expect in The Second Interview

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It has commonly been said that first impressions matter. Well, in this case the second interview is what makes it last. Being efficiently prepared is crucial. Here's what to expect.  

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You just impressed the hiring manager in your first job interview and now you have been shortlisted for the second round. Congratulations! The first interview is used to see whether you match up to your CV and cover letter which then establishes a shortlist of potential candidates. 

In the second interview, it is all about determining if you are the right fit for the company. It has commonly been said that first impressions matter. Well, in this case the second interview is what makes it last. Being efficiently prepared is crucial. As you read this article, you will know what to expect and plan accordingly.  

Different setup

If your first interview had presentations or assessments, then expect the second meeting to be more dynamic. The employer interviewing you may be different or the panel interview may include other people working within the company like senior managers who provide more input in the hiring process. Keep in mind that though the setup is different, the main focus is still the same. They are looking for a person who fits the position.  

In depth questions

The questions asked in the second interview will be more detailed. Their tactic is to understand your personality and soft skills possessed. Give detailed answers on results you achieved and how you went about achieving them. You can use the first interview to inform your responses and questions. Given the opportunity, you can ask and find out more about the company culture and whether it will suit you in your career path. Read more on what questions to ask in the job interviews by clicking here

Salary expectations

The discussion concerning your salary expectations will most likely come up. When answering make it clear by including the amount and other perks you might prefer like flexible working hours and opportunities for professional development. As you mention your desired amount, it needs to be realistic and based on your work experience.  

Follow up steps

After the interview, you will be told the next steps to take and when you will likely hear from them. Once you leave the interview session, send an email to thank your interviewer for their time and opportunity. To read more on post-interview thank you emails, click here

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    gilbert | January 28, 2021 11:13

    Really great lesson learned

    Bright | January 28, 2021 08:39

    Sometimes you wonder what the interviewers want.. I do all that at interviews but do not get the jobs

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    Doris | January 28, 2021 06:54

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    ADOMATI | January 28, 2021 06:47

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    TITRE | January 28, 2021 04:17

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