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#1 laura&emelia

Posted 04 December 2003 - 09:10 PM

I had an interview last Monday for a job that I really really want, I got a call today to ask me to come back for a second one next week.
How does a second interview differ from a first? Has anyone been in that situation? I have no idea how to prepare...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

(Emelia 16.02.02)

#2 *blondie*

Posted 04 December 2003 - 10:26 PM

The second interview is the one where the short-listed applicants are interviewed again to compare them for the position.  You will probably only be up against 1,2 or 3 other applicants.  My advice is to research the company.  Do lots and lots of homework on it so you can be confident in the interview and show them that you know what they are talking about.  

What I used to do as well was type up a 'mock interview' with myself with the usual questions that you would be asked.  Like: where do you see yourself in 5 years time, what are your strenghts and weaknesses etc.  I would type up my answers to these questions.  I found that writing my answers up helped me remember what I wanted to say without stumbling over my words or having nothing to say at all.  I would also have past experiences to draw from to make examples of myself.  Eg. A time that you went the 'extra mile' in a previous job and the outcome.  I used to print all this out and read it in the car while parked before I went in.  Also ask questions and write these down too.  This shows that you have keen interest and that they are on interview too (in a manner of speaking!) You want to know if this job is going to be perfect for you, after all.

You obviously have the experience and qualities that they are looking for or else you wouldn't have gotten a second interview.  Be confident and sell yourself to them.  Give them a reason to hire you over anyone else.

Good luck and please let us know how you go!

DD Hollie Reese ~ 10th July 2003

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