Congratulations, you passed the first job interview! You are now ready to move forward to the next step, the second interview. This interview process is generally more thorough than the first and brings you closer to getting the job. In order for the second interview to go easily you need to be prepared in answering questions that will be asked.

The second interview questions are usually similar to the initial interview questions. Hence, try to recall the difficult questions you encountered on you first interview and prepare new and improved answers to them. Even so, second interview questions are oftentimes new and more difficult to answer than the first because interviewers are really aiming at getting a good idea of who they are hiring and may therefore ask tougher questions. Below are some of the possible types of questions you may be asked to answer:

· Open Questions. This is a type of question that deals with your strength and personality by asking you to contribute a long answer. The interviewer usually starts by asking you to state a particular time in your educational and job employment history. The best way to answer these questions is to highlight your strengths and skills and remember that it is unwise to respond to the question by telling them your weaknesses and limits.

· Closed Questions. Closed questions are generally answerable with a simple yes or no. Still, in some instances, interviewers will ask for specific and factual information when you answer the question.

· Behavioral Questions. This type of question try to forecast your future behavior based on your past experience. When you answer this type of question, you should state your past experience by focusing on how you have developed your skills.

· Hypothetical Questions. This type of questions is typically one that forces you to think profoundly. In general, hypothetical questions are asked in a form of "what if" question. The purpose of this type of question is to measure your capability to think instantly and give a reflective answer.

In general these questions are usually more focused on your personality and technical skills so be sure to respond to the questions consistently. In addition, try to tailor your answer in such a way that the interviewer will like the way you answer the question. Your first interview was a success, that’s why you got the second interview so study hard and be prepared to ace it with these great tips.

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