The second or final interview is usually a way of establishing if the interviewer’s gut feelings about you are correct and they may bring others into the session to get further assessments and opinions prior to confirmation stages.
This also is a time for the interview to change from a more social first meeting to one of bullet points and specific job requirements, where the interviewer is now clarifying certain points within the job role which may need further negotiation.
Any areas of concern from either you or the client from the first meeting could be resolved.
At this point it is vital that you display a determination to win this position.
This is also your time to clarify with the interviewer any areas of doubt about the position you may have.
Why is the company recruiting for this position?
Why did the last person leave your Company in this role?
Has the role changed in any way recently?
What changes are planned for the next 6 months?
Where do I fit into this change?
In my job role how, many people do I report to?
You mentioned sick pay – when does the qualification period commence and for how long is it paid?
Does your holiday allocation include or exclude statutory holidays?
Does your Company have ‘forced leave periods’ of leave?
You mentioned bonus – could you clarify how your system works How is bonus payable i.e., 1 month in arrears etc?
How does your pension scheme work – what does your company contribute?
What training do you think I would need?
I have booked a holiday of X weeks (date) would that be a problem?
If I am fortunate in being accepted – when would I know?
Would your answer be by phone / email / letter?