Last week I had an interview with a technical company with all the rounds happening on the same day. The HR asked me for my documents and then today they said that they want to share an exploratory call with the CTO of the company.
What will this interview entail and where do I stand my chances in getting an offer with the company
( 7 months ago )
Human resources isn't my field, but typically I think of an "exploratory interview" as an initial, (relatively) brief interview to get an idea of whether the organization wants to have you in for a longer interview. My most recent interview was preceded by an exploratory interview with a single manager (over lunch) who wanted to get an idea of whether it was worth having me in to meet with her full team.
However, you've indicated that you've already been through some interviewing with this company, so obviously the above isn't what is meant by "exploratory interview" here. Since they are asking you to have this exploratory interview with the CTO, it is reasonable to assume that you were found acceptable during the first interviews. Admittedly, the following is speculation, as this company could do things differently. However, based on similar experiences I have had, I expect the CTO has veto power over hiring in this department and wants to meet with prospective hires. If you are found acceptable, it's likely you'll receive an offer.