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How To Tackle The Second Interview

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​If you are asked by the hiring manager or recruiter for a second interview, it is a great indication that the business you are interviewing for is keen to learn more about you, your skills and how you could potentially fit into their business. We have collated the below insights to ensure you walk into your second interview ready, confident and prepared.

1: Get ready for detailed questions
Be prepared for more detailed questions relating to all aspects of the role. While capability-based questions will most likely come up in the first interview, questions in the second interview will likely require a more in-depth response.

2: Gather Information about your interview
Your second interview will also present you with more pressure and most likely more people in your interview. We suggest finding out precisely 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. This knowledge will help you shape your answers and stand out whilst presenting as prepared and dedicated.

3: Are you a cultural fit?
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 are a strong cultural fit, but a time for you to see if you feel comfortable working there, the dynamic, and what they would expect from you.

4: Get your questions ready
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.

5: Preparation is Key
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.