(Closed) 2nd interview = got the job?

posted 10 years ago in Career
  • poll: Have you ever had a second interview but NOT gotten the job?

    Every time I've had a second interview, I've gotten the job, regardless of how the interview went

    Every time I've had a second interview, I've rocked it and gotten the job

    I've bombed a second interview and still gotten the job

    I've bombed a second interview and NOT gotten the job

    I've rocked a second interview and still not gotten the job

    I've never had a second interview


  • Post # 17
    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2006

    OH now I remember why I picked other!  A coworker of my SO’s had a 2nd interview and did not get the job.  πŸ™  He was super bummed because he thought he did amazing and he had a couple phone interviews with them on top of the 2 in person interviews.

    Post # 18
    4479 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I’ve had it go both ways. Before going into the legal profession, I’ve always been offered the job after a second interview. Since law school, second interviews have been a little less consistently successful :-/ I think, because second interviews are a bigger time commitment and no one likes wasting their own time, they don’t get offered as freely, so you can rest assured when you get one that you are one of a small number of people being seriously considered.

    Post # 19
    7768 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Too many choices for me!  πŸ™‚  All I know is that every time I have gotten a second interview, I have gotten the job.

    Post # 20
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It’s not true. We bring in lots of people for 2nd interviews. We flew one candidate out for 3 seperate interviews and then they went to the corporate offices. They had a total of 5 interviews and they did not get the job.

    Post # 21
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I used to think that a second interview meant that you had the job until I had two great second interviews that got me nowhere!  In both cases I was told I was competing against one other person, so I guess the other person got the best of me.

    In the job I have now I was told that they were bringing in three or four people for a second interview, but having worked here for awhile I now know that I was actually the only one that they brought in and they just wanted to put me through the ringer a second time. 

    Congrats on your job.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 22
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’ve had 2nd interviews were i didn’t get the job and were i did get the job but then with my current job there wasn’t a 2nd interview and I got it on the first shot πŸ™‚ i was so happy!!!

    Post # 23
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’ve only had one 2nd interview & they later told me it was because they couldn’t decide between me & 1 other person. They said they really liked me but since they couldn’t decide, the other person with 1 year extra experience won. I was fine with it, but they kept saying how great of a match I was & that I clicked so well so I for sure thought I had the job & was really bummed when I wasn’t hired.

    2nd interviews are for the people they are seriously considering for the job (likely its between you & 1 or 2 other people). I would say your chances are probably 50/50. 2nd interviews are usually to see how well you “click” with them, they’re more in depth. That’s how it was for me.

    The 1st interview was basically “this is what we do, can you handle it?”, the 2nd interview was “this is who we are, do you fit in?”

    Post # 24
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    first off, congrats on the new job!

    second, i’ve had a couple of second interviews and i didn’t always get the job but its generally a good sign. they wouldn’t ask you back if they didn’t see something in you, you know? my second interviews also involved other members of the department so they can gauge how well i’d get along with the whole group. they’ve been pretty more in-depth and lasted longer than an hour, much longer than your typical first interview.

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