The Second Interview
Initial interviews are usually screening interviews and are often
conducted by individuals who have the ability to eliminate you from the
selection process, but not the power to hire you. Decisions to hire a
candidate are usually not made until after a second or third interview.
A second interview often involves a full day of interviews with
several staff members at the organization's office. You can plan on
meeting prospective supervisors, the departmental and/or district
manager, other managers, and prospective co-workers. Typically, at least
one business meal will be included on the agenda.
To prepare for a second interview, review your responses to the
commonly asked interview questions listed above. Learn as much as you
can about the organization and those who will be interviewing you as
well as the industry/field you hope to enter. Read newspapers and news
magazines and be prepared to discuss current events and their
relationship to your chosen field.