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How to prepare for a second job interview?

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Good news, you've been contacted again for a second job interview! IThis is the first step, but nothing has been decided yet. So what should you expect? This week, Meet My Job gives you practical advice to prepare for it serenely!


Expect to have new interlocutors

Your first interview was probably with someone from human resources. For the second interview, you will certainly face your superiors. This can be your direct supervisor accompanied by other team members.

While the first interview is based on the mandatory prerequisites for access to the position and make a first selection, the second interview is more focused on technical know-how.


Dig deeper into the company

Even if you've been well prepared for your first interview, it's always worth amplifying the research on the structure you want to join. Show them that you're the best fit for the job. To do this, do extensive research on the company.

Check his social networks and website to make sure you don't miss any of his news. Research its history, the founders of the company, and the products and services it offers.

This way, you can tune your answers based on the information you've found.


Be prepared to answer specific questions

The purpose of the second interview is to dig deeper into aspects of the candidate's personality, test their reasoning skills, and see if they are a good fit for the position and company culture.

That's why the questions asked in a second interview are usually more specific. Because of this, it's important to be prepared to have to answer more specific questions about your skills and availability.

Here are some questions you may be asked about your skills and soft skills:

  • What motivates you most in this position?
  • Why would we be interested in your profile?
  • What would you do if you didn't get along with a colleague?
  • What could be the main challenges of your role in the coming years?


Ask questions about the position

Asking questions during the second job interview is essential, as they prove to the recruiter your commitment and motivation. A job interview is first and foremost a dialogue. Through this exchange, you will be able to find out if the company is right for you. So prepare questions in advance to get information about the position and the company.

Here are some sample questions:

  • Can you describe a typical day for me?
  • How is the department/department organized within your company?
  • How do you prefer to work with your employees?
  • What are the opportunities for career development in the company?


Finally, avoid asking the same questions as in the first job interview. Indeed, don't forget to ask your recruiters about the next step in the recruitment process: what will be the next recruitment step and until when should you wait to hear from the company.


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