Strange 2nd interview?
First phone interview was with the company recruiter, she asked basic questions about my resume and experience and scheduled me to speak with the Head of Finance for my 2nd phone interview.
The 2nd interview felt weird in the sense that the first thing the Head of Finance said to me was: “Okay, so you’ve already spoken about this position with the recruiter, do you have any questions for me?” I had some questions ready for the end of the interview but ended up asking them in the beginning. The rest of the interview was very casual, there wasn’t any technical or finance discussion really, most of it was a casual discussion and every once in a while, he would asked simple questions like “do you consider yourself a power excel user? what kind of business is your company in right now? So you’ve done financial modeling before?” We spoke for about 25 mins and we ended the call by him telling me that the recruiter will be in touch regarding what’s next.
I’m confused about how the interview went… is this somewhat normal for a 2nd interview? I can’t help but think that he’s already made a decision about a candidate (myself or someone else), and he’s just conducting this call for the sake of conducting it… Has anyone had a similar experience?