You’ve got an Interview – Now Focus on How to Get a Second One

Congratulations! Although you haven’t got the job yet, you still managed to get a second interview; here is what it means.

What is a second interview for?

By no means does getting a second interview means guarantee employment; you have to remember that as we proceed.

The first interview is used only to weed out the least suitable candidates. Those people have no use in being at the company. The second one means you have something they like, something that’s suitable for this position. You want to build on that.

Job Interview Tips

An HR manager most probably looked at your resume and conducted the first interview. You passed the most basic of requirements, so this time there will probably be someone higher up in the food chain present. Probably even the person you will be working for. Which means you have to dress to impress!

Please keep in mind that if the first interview was done over the phone or the internet (Not in person), think of your second interview as your first one as well.

How to prepare for a job interview?

If you already don’t know what to wear to a job interview and yet you still somehow managed to land a second interview, well, kudos to you, mate! But this time, how about we take the thing seriously?

First, you must find out what type of organization you are applying to. What do they do? What is their motive, mission statement of the company? This will help you get a much clearer picture of the organization. Always do your homework before going to an interview.

Try to call the person who told you about the second interview and ask about the dress code. Then dress according to that. You don’t want to be either overdressed or under. Must find a good middle ground.

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The most suitable attire would be a suit, something dull in colour. Dark grey, black, dark blue, you get the idea. You don’t want to wear bright colours; you’re not a flamingo.

After you have done your research, it is best if you also prepare a few questions beforehand.

Try to find out what type of interview your second one will be, one on one, group or panel; depending on that, you will have to practice everything beforehand.

The worst thing you can do is be caught off-guard. Ask some questions about the company, their future endeavours, your position in the company and how you will be able to affect the business as a whole. If possible, try to give some tips, but this is unnecessary. You don’t want to make the people that have been working there for years look bad and lazy, especially if many of them are conducting your interview.

The second interview questions could be like this:

• Why do you want this job?
• What experience do you have that you think would be useful for this position?
• Why should we hire you?

Things like that. You will have to tailor your answers for every job interview and organization. Hopefully, these job interview tips and second interview tips will help you land your dream job.

How To Get A Second Interview

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