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The Interview Expert by John Lees

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN

It’s not a standard interview – how do I play it?

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Second interviews
  • Panel interviews
  • Telephone and video interviews
  • Assessment centres
  • ‘Informal’ interviews

SECOND INTERVIEWS

A rule of thumb among careers specialists is that a first interview confirms that you can do the job, while a second interview checks whether you will fit in. There’s a lot of truth in that. Sometimes the first interview is with HR to establish if you have the right skill set, and the second interview is with a line manager, so questions will be much more job specific. A second interview is sometimes simply a chance for other staff members to check you out, or can be a final stamp of approval from a senior member of staff. ...

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