Commonly Asked Questions at a Second Interview
After successfully completing your first interview, there is a chance you will be asked to a second interview.
(Most hiring managers do not hire applicants on the spot, rather they either schedule another interview or phone later to offer the person the job.) Bear in mind that while you need to follow the same good grooming and preparation tips used for the first interview, you will also need to prepare for questions you'll be asked at the second interview. Typically, the interviewers want to make you as uncomfortable as possible to test your ability to handle stress or awkward situations. Or possibly they will want to examine other aspects of your personality not easily gauged.
Some of those probing questions might include:
- What is the worst thing you have heard about this company?
- What kinds of decisions are most difficult for you?
- What other internships have you applied for?
- Tell me about yourself, including your worst habits.
- What were some of the problems you encountered in your past jobs?
- What do you consider to be an adequate reward for your efforts?
- How well do you take direction?
- Describe a typical day for you.
- Why did you leave your last job?
- Why have you changed jobs so frequently?
- Are there any questions you would like to ask about this internship program?
- Are you willing to take a drug test?