Four tips for second interviews

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Having passed your initial interview with flying colours, the second interview is more serious. Now it’s all about you, as a person.

As for any job interview, the key is to be well prepared, alert and ready to talk about yourself, your previous employments and most importantly, what skills and added value you could bring to the company. In this article, you will find four usefil tips that will help you prepare for your second interview round and be successful.

1. Keep your focus

The worst thing you could do is presume that the job is yours. It’s not uncommon for candidates to lose out on jobs through over-confidence in their second interview. During your second interview it’s important to stay alert because there’s a good chance you’ll meet senior management and be probed further.

2. Prepare 

Make sure you’ve read the job description again carefully and learn as much as you can about the company as you can. By thoroughly reading through annual reports on their website you should be able to gauge the organisation’s plans for its future.

The Luxembourg market is competitive, so your interviewer will want to dig deep into your history and find out what makes you tick, what motivates you and your aspirations. You should be prepared to go into detail about projects you’ve been involved in and the outcomes and results.

3. Demonstrate how you will fit in

Company culture has today become one of the most important factors for employees to thrive and better perform. During your second interview, chances are your potential employer will try to find out if the company culture is the right fit for you. They will want to know whether you’ll fit in and get along with the rest of the team.

It’s a good idea to be ready and willing to share your ideas and talk about what you could bring to the company, your goals, and how you’d like to progress professionally.

4. Find out if it is right for you

The second interview is also your chance to interview your potential employer and find out if this is the right job for you. It is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about future company plans, how they picture your role and where you’ll fit into the greater scheme of things.

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