Sec­ond time around

The Advertiser - Careers - - Career Opportunities -

JOB­SEEK­ERS who sur­vived the first job in­ter­view of­ten are stumped on what will hap­pen next and how to tackle a sec­ond in­ter­view.

Not all em­ploy­ers use more than one round of in­ter­views to se­lect new em­ploy­ees.

Some hir­ers, how­ever, may need to speak with their man­ager to get fi­nal ap­proval be­fore they can make an of­fer, seek oth­ers’ thoughts on an ap­pli­cant’s suit­abil­ity for the team or seek help to de­cide among sev­eral can­di­dates for the job.

Re­cruit­ment firm Hays di­rec­tor Jacky Carter says there is a dif­fer­ence be­tween the first and sec­ond in­ter­view.

The in­ter­view­ers can change, the ques­tions and ex­pected an­swers can be­come more com­plex and the claims made by the in­ter­vie­wee in the first in­ter­view of­ten are tested.

He says job­seek­ers still need to pre­pare and be as alert as they would be for a first in­ter­view and ad­vises:

– Check and mem­o­rise in­ter­view­ers’names - in­clud­ing their ti­tles - and use their names dur­ing the ses­sion.

– Check the date, time and lo­ca­tion of the in­ter­view and find out how to get there so you can be a lit­tle early for your ap­point­ment.

– Re­mem­ber to take all rel­e­vant phone num­bers in case your plans change un­ex­pect­edly.

– Pick out what you will wear ahead of time to make sure ev­ery­thing is clean and neat. First im­pres­sions are cru­cial and so are sec­ond im­pres­sions. Dress in cor­po­rate style, even if the of­fice is in­for­mal.

– Take copies of your re­sume and a pen and paper. Don’t as­sume the in­ter­viewer will have a copy of your re­sume from your first visit.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.