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How to ACE the Second Job Interview

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Job Interview "Secret".

Congratulations! If you made it through your first job interview and got called for a second you should be feeling pretty good. This means you're high on the list of candidates to fill the position you're targeting. The hiring manager is interested in you and wants to spend a little more time with you before offering you the job. What can you expect from this next go-round? How can you prepare so the session will be successful for both you and the interviewer?

  • Ask for an agenda from the person who set up the interview.
  • This will help you anticipate questions and plan your answers. Second interviews often involve people from various departments of the organization so you'll get a chance to meet and speak with people you'll be interacting with if you land the job.
  • Learn even more information about the company.
  • Check the web site, company blog, message boards, etc., whatever venue will lead you to information about management, staff, promotions, company contracts, and so on. Then you'll be able to speak with knowledge and confidence during the second interview.
  • Review the questions and answers from your first interview.
  • It will be worth your while to give yourself another practice round with a friend or relative. This will help you relax, take your time, and focus on the essentials before you walk into the interview room.
  • Freshen and update your responses.
  • If, after the first interview, you realized you left something out or since that time you thought of something else you'd like to say, here's your opportunity. Reread your notes from the first interview, checking for anything you'd like to add or clarify.
  • Follow up with a 'thank you'.
  • As you did the first time, send a thank you by note or email to each person you met with and restate your interest in the company and in the position you're aiming for.

As the saying goes; "the harder you work, the luckier you get!"

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."

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