Another thing, just to help me improve my English. Is 'derogated' the right word ?
Jan de Boer wrote:But the thing is that you either 'go' or 'no go', also towards the candidate. You do not plan a second interview three weeks later, and then three days before that interview you say: 'Hey, we just talked about your application internally and decided not to invite you for that already planned interview'. I think it's not well organized. Talk about the first interview internally first, and then 'yes' or 'no' invite me for a second.
Also, I am not sure how it is in your country. But I have never had a second interview without a job offer. So having a second interview for me, normally means a really high chance of getting hired.