Second interview - what next?
Congratulations! You have successfully negotiated your way through the first part of the interview process and the employer has invited you back for a repeat interview. Obviously dependant on the size and structure of the organisation, the entire process may take two, three or even four interviews before the final selection is made.
Second interviews can take a variety of formats as we have discussed in various articles throughout this series on the interview process.
Many employers favour psychometric testing at the second interview stage to assess not only your cognitive abilities, but also your personality traits as discussed in the Secrets of Psychometric Testing.
You may well then be requested to deliver a presentation to a number of senior personnel within the business or even face a formal panel, as discussed in The Challenges of Panels and Presentations.
Whatever the format, there are a few things that we recommend you keep in mind when approaching the subsequent interview phases, as complacency and over confidence can rear their heads and cause you to damage your chances of getting the job.