Answer: Throughout the hiring process, you might encounter certain challenges or hurdles that you weren’t expecting. Relax! A second Interview means that the hiring company wants to know more about you and your skills and is still weighing you against some other candidates.
You haven’t got the job yet. But this company is choosy and you have made it through the first round.
After your initial application you might have to get ready for a series of interview, rather than one. Sometimes you have to be ready for an entire panel of interviewers, which can be tough. We’re going to talk about what it means to get a second interview and how you can prepare.
At this stage you are likely one among many candidates all vying for the same position. Your resume and cover letter at this point should be cues for anecdotes rather than bullet points. A resume is looked over in less than a minute. But you can use the brevity of it to your advantage. Create talking points from each bullet point and highlight of your resume. This is your chance to outline your relevant skills and accomplishments.
Avoid repeating things from your last interview. Even if you have to practice saying things in the mirror just to reword a point from your last meeting, it will be necessary to making a successful interview. This interview will be more intense than the last one. You must be specific in the ways you have used your skills to solve problems. Have examples ready.
Try to remember as many names and faces as you can. The closer you get to landing the job the closer you and your potential coworkers should become. It is also very important to fit as much as you can about the company before the second interview. If you haven’t done your research you wont appear as though you are interested in working for them over any other position that is hiring.
Classes are very valuable to fine tune your skills. In order to gain employment, you may need to update and expand your skill set. Learning as much as possible is key to obtaining a better position. The Internet features many programs that allow you to learn on your own schedule.
Your cover letter should reference the specific qualifications from the job listing. If leadership skills are something they are seeking, mention that you have been in a leadership position. Check the ad and highlight any keywords you can use.
Never stop upgrading your skills. With rapidly evolving technology, the way companies do business can change from year to year. If you want to stay up-to-date, you must keep up. Workshops, conferences, lectures and industry events are excellent resources. When you stay in the know, you’ll be more secure in your current job and more marketable if you want to look for new work.
When answering your phone, be as professional as you can. Give your name clearly, along with a greeting appropriate to the time of day. You’ll make a good impression on any potential employers who call, although you may initially confuse some of your friends with such a formal greeting. You should even think about putting a cell phone number down on all of your applications and resume, as opposed to your home number. This will allow you to receive calls from potential employers right away. You can talk on the phone regardless of where you are.
As you can now see, finding a good job in this economy is possible. You won’t have to suffer through a job search any longer. The suggestions you have read should help you along the way. You will eventually find the ideal job!