The "call-back," or second interview, is an indication of the employer's increased interest in you as a potential employee. During the call-back, the employer has the opportunity to further evaluate you, to clarify information on your resume, to determine "fit" and to sell the firm or organization to you. Remember that any interview is not only an opportunity for you to market yourself, but a chance to evaluate that employer.
How are the call back interviews different from the first interview?
The call-back interview will be much longer and more in-depth than the initial interview and you will meet with many individuals in the organization, sometimes for as long as a half day or full day. These interviews will give the interviewers and other attorneys in the organization the opportunity to determine if you will fit in, as a person, with their practice group. They will be assessing whether or not you are someone with whom they can work those long hours and to whom they can relate on a professional, intellectual and emotional level.
The question in their minds will be: Do I Want to See and Deal with This Person Every Day?