6 Questions To Ask At Your Second Interview & Why

It’s second interview time – here are 6 questions to ask and why you should ask them.

Getting to second interview is generally the last meeting before you are offered a role. 

You’ve no doubt impressed your prospective employer and they are genuinely considering you for the role.

For the purposes of this blog, we are going to assume you would only go to a second interview if you were keen to continue.

For the most part the second interview can be a formality but this is a great opportunity for you to really find out the inner workings and decide if this is the right job.

It’s also your chance to stand out and show them you’re the obvious choice for the role (if they are meeting more than one person for second interview).

Asking the right questions during this interview is crucial not only to ensure you are finding out more information but it’s your chance to really understand their expectations of you.

Remember this is about you and your future too.

The top 6 questions to ask at second interview & why:

1. Onboarding: If I am selected, what is the onboarding process and how will I step into the role?

Some employers expect new hires to be extremely hands-on from the beginning, while others have onboarding and training processes in place. Asking this question demonstrates your consideration of their processes and adaptability to navigate the early days.

Their response to this will also give you a heads-up about what to expect if you take up the offer.

2. Company Goals: What are the team’s KPI’s and how will my role help the company goals?

Managers appreciate people who understand the importance of the bigger picture. As their KPI’s are linked to yours, you’ll instantly build rapport by asking this and come across as a results oriented professional.

This is also an opportunity for you to understand the company goals and how you can make an impact.

3. Stakeholders: Who are the main stakeholders this role works with and who does it support?

Stakeholder management is integral to success. Asking this will show your team spirit and commitment to ensure stakeholder satisfaction.

Understanding the organisation chart will give you a clear picture of who you’ll be working with.

4. Challenges: Is there anything that concerns you about my fit for the role?

This is a really important question to ask; it opens up the floor for an honest discussion around the employers’ reservations. This gives you an opportunity to show that you value constructive feedback.

You can also use this to debunk any confusion and showcase any additional skills and experiences you may have forgotten to mention.

5. KPI’s: What are the main achievements you would expect from me in the first month, in three months and a year?

This will show that you are keen to add value and committed to making an impact.

It also allows you to see the key projects and tasks you’ll be working on.

6. Employee Engagement: What was the last change you implemented based on employee feedback and what impact did it have?

This will give you insights into their culture and management style, if you are looking for an environment that encourages employee contribution this is a great question to encourage conversation. 


Asking the right questions helps to can assess whether this is the right role and company for you.



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