Receiving a second interview is a positive sign. It shows you have impressed the employer and they now want to learn more about you and how you could take on the specific role and have impact.
Be prepared for more detailed questions relating to all aspects of the role. While capability-based questions will most likely have come up in the first interview, your second interview questions will cover more specifics.
Your second interview will also present you with more pressure and most likely more people in your interview. We suggest finding out exactly who will be in this second interview so that you know who you will be speaking to and what roles they play in the company. Having this knowledge will help you shape your answers and stand out whilst presenting as prepared and dedicated.
The second interview is about finding out if you will fit in with the company’s dynamic. Be prepared for questions regarding your interpersonal skills and how you manage working relationships with colleagues. This is to gauge if your personality and technical skills could be a good fit. This is not only an opportunity for the company to find out if you will slot in well but it is a time for you to see if you feel comfortable working there, the culture, and what they would expect from you.
Be prepared to ask questions. You will most likely have more opportunities to engage with your interviewer. Because of this, you will be expected to ask more comprehensive questions than you did in your first interview. Lastly, be prepared by being prepared. Have your questions ready, know your resume back to front and have a solid idea of who you are talking to and the company you wish to work at.