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2nd interview?

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Hi All
I have just got a 2nd interview next Tuesday with the VP of a company, I am wondering what kinda questions shd I expect?
I took 2 hrs to take a technical exam during the first interview (>70 MCQs (Java/J2EE) and 4 snippets questions) and have talked to no one that day.
FYI, I like that company!
Any comments?
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Well, it sounds like the technical part is over and you passed. Unless it's a small startup, the VP won't waste his/her time with detailed technical questions, especially since you just went through it.
First question you should ask during your interview is "how does the interview process work?" so you can know what to expect in the future.
For this interview, you'll probably be judged on communications and personal skills. You may discuss long term plans, for both you and the company, and see if there's a match. You'll probably discuss the position in more detail, and they'll get a sense for how you'd do in that job, in a non-technical way.
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be ready for the "Tell me a little about yourself...", "Why should I hire you over the next guy..." and "Why do you want to work for us" type questions. Know your goals, how they fit in with the company your applying to, know about the company, and know your skills/qualities. This is a time to sell yourself to the company!
Good luck,
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Like Mark and Jamie both said - this is going to be a managerial type interview.
Wear the suit and tie - brush your teeth - you know the game.
More than likely - you will be offered the job during the 2nd interview. Sounds like they made up their mind.
I imagine you will be doing alot of listening that morning - as they tell you more about the position the company and the usual corporate propaganda (30% growth per year stories, etc).
Next you will do lunch with a few schmucks.
Next you will come back and the decision makers will have one final meeting - probably while you b.s. with some junior team member or some such.
Next - they will make the offer - verbally more than likely.
Next - you go home and wait for formal offer.
I am willing to bet that you got the job.
Just my 2 cents.
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