/ Asked by Kelcie
How do second or third round interviews generally differ from first round interviews? Will I meet with more senior-level people or be asked different types of questions, or should I just expect more of the same?
Answered by Merron, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018
This may vary from organization to organization and may also vary between hiring groups with a particular organization. Typically I see second or third interviews as more of a meet-and-greet with other members of the team that you'll be hired into but this has been my own personal experience. In your situation, I would suggest that if you are invited for a second or third interview, don't be afraid to ask what you can expect in that second/third interview. Asking questions shows that you're engaged, you seek for understanding, and you're wanting to set yourself up for success by preparing in any way you can.
Answered by Kate, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Hello and thanks for reaching out for advice on the interview process. Second and third round interviews, generally, are with peers of your manager, senior level and/or individuals who will be your peers. Hiring managers want the opinions of all those who will work with you to ensure your the right fit within the team and have the drive, motivation, skills and willingness to learn. Usually the final interview is with a senior-level who usually has the final say on the hire. The questions vary - most companies have interview guides that all interviewers should use but not all interviewers use them. They'll ask you about yourself, your skills, your employment history, how you work with others, etc. Be sure to know lots of information on the company and role and why you want to work for the company and be in that role! Good luck!
Answered by Natesa, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Great question! As you get further and further in the interview process, the interviewer is trying to get to know you on a deeper level. In most cases, the first interview is to see if you are even qualified for the role. The second interview is where you can prove what puts you above the others, what makes you stand out in a sea of qualified candidates. In some instances, the third interview is with someone more senior level, and in other instances the third interview is simply to see if you would be a good fit for the team and environment. Ultimately, it does depend entirely on the organization. Be prepared with new questions each round, and always make sure you are able to explain why you want the position to each new interviewer you speak to. 
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