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Second interviews are a fact of life as you climb the career ladder. While more junior roles may only require one interview, as you progress, you’re far more likely to be called back for a second interview, or maybe even a third. However, in some organisations, a second interview is standard across all levels.
In general, first-round interviews are designed to screen candidates and create a shortlist. Second interview questions are designed to really dig into whether you’ll be a good fit for the role and the organisation.
Here’s what to expect in a second-round interview and some common job interview questions in Singapore:
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Competency-based hiring is a key strategy for many organisations. Competency-based questions require you to recall specific examples where you responded to a certain kind of situation. Where a first-round interview may take the form of a free-form conversation, and could well include some competency-based questions, the second-round interview questions will likely be more structured and targeted to your industry.
Expect behavioural questions
Where competency-based questions aim to ascertain your skills, technical abilities and experience, behavioural questions focus on your personality, soft skills and your cultural fit for the particular organisation, team and role.
While a first-round interview is the wrong place to discuss salary expectations, promotion options or leave, in a second interview you may be asked questions like what your salary expectations are, career goals and, crucially, why you want to work in this job and this organisation, specifically.
To answer these questions well, you’ll need to do your research about the organisation and its industry, and make a compelling argument about how you can bring value with your unique skills.
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