Second Interview - How To Calm Your Jitters and Hit it Out Of the Park!

October 24, 2022

So you've gone through your first interview, and the company invited you back for the second round. Most job seekers get cold feet in their second interview because the pressure is on them to perform. Second interview questions tend to become very individualized, and can hone in more on the company as a whole.

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And while a second interview isn't something you should be terrified about, it's not something you should take lightly either. Much like in the traditional job-seeking realm, applying to an employer on SeeMeHireMe might require you to complete a second interview before they decide you're worth bringing on board. Here are a few things you can do to calm the jitters you are likely to have at that second interview.

Tip 1: Be Prepared

By now, you should have done ample research into the company you're interviewing with. It would help if you had an idea of the hierarchy, the personnel, and what they do in great detail. You should use this knowledge to calm your nerves. You don't know what they will ask in the interview, but you've prepared as well as possible. Researching social media profiles and how the company interacts with its clients can also give you insight into what you can do to show you know about the company in detail. These things can also help you appreciate the company's brand voice and the type of employee they're possibly searching for.

Tip 2: Be Confident That You're a Good Candidate

Interviews are all about selling yourself, and that's no different in the case of this second interview. You want to exhibit that you know what you are talking about and that you are the best fit for this particular position. You should relax and be confident that you are a great candidate. Don't give in to insecurities but focus on the positives of your background and your resume. Rereading your resume might help to remind you why you're such a good candidate for this position and will give you more things you can use to potentially "sell yourself" on to the interviewers.

Tip 3: Eat a Good Meal Before Your Interview

The term "butterflies in the stomach" doesn't mean you won't get them if you eat something first. However, you tend to have less self-doubt once you've eaten something. Having a good meal means eating something you enjoy that doesn't have a chance of making you sick. Jitters can have a tangible impact on your anatomy. Keeping your meal to something easily digestable might help you in the long run. Ideally, choose something with a lot of fruits and veggies to give you the energy you need without the side effects. There's really no 'right" answer about what to eat before an interview, aside from it filling your stomach and keeping you mentally alert.