How to Nail Your Second Interview
Congrats, you have been asked back for a second interview! The second interview may give you the chance to meet more people in the organization who have a voice in the hiring process. Below, we offer some advice including typical questions, ideas for how to answer them and other important information to help you nail your second interview!
Typical Second Interview Questions:
1. Do you have anything you want to revisit from your first interview?
A less-than-ideal answer to this question is, “I don’t think so.” Make sure to take time to make a list of things that occurred to you after your last conversation that you may want to bring up.
2. What is your greatest weakness?
This is one the most typical second interview questions. The best approach is to be honest about an actual negative trait — but follow up with how you are working to overcome it.
3. Describe a professional achievement you’re proud of.
This type of question is designed to evaluate your career priorities and what you value. One way to do this is to show how you can collaborate effectively with other departments or how you are a great team player.
4. What are your career goals?
Consider this as a good response:Over the coming years, I hope to develop my expertise in the field and eventually take on a leadership role here where I am able to manage larger projects and work directly with clients to meet their needs.
Other Ways to Prepare for a Second Interview
During the second interview, you are typically given the opportunity to ask your own set of questions. Be sure to ask thoughtful, open-ended questions. Here’s some food for thought to help get you started:
- Questions regarding company culture
- Questions regarding management style
- What is the greatest challenge you might face as an employee
- Describe a day in-the-life for this role
Best of luck with your second interview! If you are looking to work with a recruiter for your next job search, we would love to hear from you!