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Having a Second Job Interview?
Perhaps Even a Third or Fourth?

At the start of our Job Interview Guide we introduced several types of job interview. We've already covered group job interviews.

Here we cover second job interviews and even third and fourth interviews.

Second Job Interviews and Subsequent Ones

More and more companies are using multiple job interviews to select employees these days. It's costly to train new starters and employers want to ensure that money spent training is not lost on candidates who turn out to be unsuitable. They would rather spend longer making the decision and get it right first time than risk employing the wrong person.

We know of companies who undertake three interviews as a matter of routine, reducing the number of applicants each time to perhaps only 2 or 3 for the final interview. In the UK, MI6 is said to hold 7 interviews with the Civil Service holding only slightly less!

The first in the series of interviews is usually a 'typical' interview. Those applicants who did not pass the standard criteria at this interview will not be invited back for the second job interview.

The objective of the second interview and those that follow afterwards is to carry out a more detailed evaluation of the remaining applicants. These interviews will typically assess the following important matters:

  • Intellectual capacity - to determine the intelligence of the applicant, usually measured by aptitude tests related to job applied for
  • Personality or psychological summary - to determine the character or professionalism of the applicant
  • Motivation - to understand the determination and perseverance of the applicant
  • Management ability - to assess the ability of the applicant to manage workload and other co-employees

These are quite typical of the types of multiple job interviews you will face. The good news is that you can prepare for most. We'll show you how.

What's Next?

Now you understand more about the types of job interview, let's turn to interview preparation.

On the next few pages we share 5 tips on how to prepare for interview. These will help you get ahead of your competition and on your way to landing your dream job!

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And don't forget that it you download this Job Interview Guide you'll get 54 interview questions and answers plus a free bonus too - "The 10 Most Critical Mistakes To Avoid In Your Job Interview" .

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