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
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. ...