How to handle the Second Stage Interview

Second stage interviews are becoming a popular part of the hiring process, and job seekers need to be aware of what they are, why they are necessary and how to manage them effectively. Here’s how!

Why a second interview? Typically, a first interview is to assess your experience, skills and personalities against the vacancy. The second stage interview may also cover some of these aspects, but really it’s to see what makes you stand out from the other candidates.

Second stage interviews are slightly different from first stage interviews in format. It’s likely you’ll be asked more about your salary expectations and offered a tour around the working environment.

Job seekers must ensure they are well prepared for a second stage interview, just as if it’s the first interview. It’s best to research the organisation again ahead of your second stage interview, as well as prepare some questions to ask at the end of the interview.

Second stage interviews are a good sign for job seekers – but it’s vital you still ensure you’re fully prepared to impress your potential new employer!

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