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Hi all,
I'm in between the interview process for a company. My first with HR person was good enough to take me to the technical PROVEIT test. I cleared the test and was able to get a call for technical phone interview. I have given satisfactory answers and the guy was saying that he would definetely recommend me and he did! Now they have call me for another interview which will last for 2 hours??? I'm worried what usually they ask for so long interview? Will it be technical again or it will be judge personality? Can you please post few question for which I should be prepared?

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Welcome to interviewing in the Post-Internet Bubble World!
I had a 4 hour interview, written exam, and verbal test about 3 weeks ago. Scored well I was told, but they chose a different candidate who just had
more experience than I.

Yes, I think the next interview will be partly technical, partly personality and partly a chance to meet probably 2 or 3 other engineers. (Each engineer will probably be allowed to ask whatever they want. Some just chat about Java, some treat it like a full blown miniature Java technical review. I had one guy ask me what it was like interviewing out there now). Remember, they have to work with you, and all of them have to like you for you to be hired. So smile, and be friendly and courteous at all times.

Good luck! and don't panic.
The best technical person is not always hired. The best alrounder is.
Jeff Walker
 
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thanks Jeff for your quick reply! I think you are right...but again technical stuff means I have to dive into websites,books etc. You cannot tell what the interviewer will ask. Because the guy who inteviwed asked me questions which he was asked during his time. But he was good enough to take those questions lighly.

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Yeah, I've had the same experience. Frankly, it's not like I remember all the design patterns, but I remember enough (and review just enough to remember it) in order to be confident.
 
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Interviews can really vary. A random selection of interview processes I've gone through:

- 2 hour interview, another 2 hour interview on another date
- 30 min phone screen, then meeting 6 people over 4 hours
- 15 min phone screen that became a 2 hour phone interview leading to a 2 hour interview
- breakfast meeting, phone interview, interview

--Mark
 
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