How to Ace a Second Job Interview

Learn how to ace a second job interview from career expert Nicole Williams in this Howcast video.

The second interview is really important because in the first interview they’ve gotten to know you and now they’re calling you in again because they think that you’re a potential candidate. But chances are, you’re probably up against someone who is equally qualified, someone who they’re considering to be on par with you so now it is time to pull out all the stops to make sure that you are the person who gets the job. And how you do that is to make it very explicit why you are the perfect person for this job. Chances are in the second interview, you’re interviewing with someone else in addition to first person or the first few people who interviewed you. What they want to do is show you off. They think that you’re a great fit and what they’re trying to do is either get their boss or someone else from the team to validate their decision. So in that first interview, you should have been, and I hope you were, watching for tell tale signs that you’re on the right track. So when someone is nodding their head, moving forward, their posture is indicating that what you’re saying is right. And what you wanna do in that second interview is to repeat the same stories that seemed to trigger a positive response in that first interview. One of the other secret little tips is often times the interviewer who had you in the first interview, they will say, ‘tell us the story about when you did this’, and you wanna make sure as much as possible you tell that same story. And you enhance whatever it is that you told in the first place again but make it relevant to the company you’re actually applying for. So make it relevant as much as possible. What you’re trying to do is make the fit. The second interview is actually really easy because you’ve gotten all the indication from the first interview about what went right. What I want you to do in the second interview is to make it more right. Keep going in that same direction. That’s how you ace a second interview.