When looking for a job, we know that an interview is always a mathematical certainty. However, there is also the possibility, but not so high of a probability, of a second interview. In fact, some companies are audacious enough to have 3 or more. But for now, we'll just stick to second servings.
- Never be late. Remember when you showed up 10 or 20 minutes ahead? Same thing applies here.
- Don't make the same things twice. Seriously, do it once can be considered acceptable but doing it twice is too much.
- Learn about current events. And make it relevant to the company's interests; learn about new and up-coming things your job description entails.
- Dress appropriately. Don't dress like you're at home, for crying out loud. Don't even dress casually; it's best to dress to impress. Pretend you're attending your graduation and wear your Sunday's best. You are what you wear.
- Prepare to be questioned. The initial interview is just the tip of the iceberg. If you thought that was hard, think again. This will be even harder.
- Remember your manners. Don't be rude like interrupting the interviewer or making rude gestures and comments. Pretend you're on a first date with the person of your dreams.
- Expect behavioral questions. This could range from randomness like how you'd react to stressful situations and what to do with rude customers and even customers who are hard headed and are persistent with what they want.
- Don't get caught off guard. This can also be random. Like asking for salaries and wages. In some countries, they're open about salaries while others are not. Learn whether the country you're working in is open or not.
- Don't forget to be courteous. This will impress or impede your progression to employment. Character is far more important than credentials and qualifications and if you have bad character, expect to fail.
Hope this helps, folks! Till next time!
Reference: 28 Do’s and Don’ts for Second Job Interviews