The Second Interview

The second interview is often the point at which you may receive a job offer from the employer.  At the same time, it is an opportunity for you to consider the company environment and work style to see if it is a good fit for you.  Would you want to spend the majority of your day in this organization?  By observing the environment and asking questions, you will be able to assess the culture.

Things to observe

  • Dress code
  • Condition of facility (old or new)
  • Presence of technology
  • Interactions between staff
  • Environment (formal or relaxed)

When in a second interview, you may encounter different types of interviews, such as case or group type interviews. You may also be requested to complete writing samples or answer problem-solving questions.

Remember: Answer each interviewers’ questions with the same enthusiasm you did the first time you were asked.  You will be meeting a number of people who will have no idea what you have discussed prior to interviewing with them.

WAI Staff

Whitman Associates is a professional staffing agency serving businesses and job seekers in the Washington, D.C. area. Since 1972, we’ve been dedicated to matching highly qualified candidates with a wide variety of temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent positions. We prioritize the needs of both our clients and candidates to ensure successful, lasting relationships.