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    Its not rocket science vasanth's Avatar
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    WHats a second interview for...

    Why would a company call you for a second interview... Whats the reason and motive behind this... Any one attended one.. please share your experience


    thanx in advance
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    Usually it means you've passed the first round of interviewing and are in the last group of people before they pick someone for the job.

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    It probably means that they found your interview so hilarious that they want to share it with the higher ups - you know, to entertain them.

    Seriously....congratz on a second interview - good luck.
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    some places even have three interviews...I'm scheduled for a third one at InstallShield this saturday....and this is only for a freagin internship!!!!

    anyways, congratz, and good luck

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    to get you stressin' even more. and to show you that they don't let any old visual basic n00b into their company good luck

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    Maybe the interviewer liked you the first time.

    He liked you.

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    As others have stated, some companies like to do a screening processes. You'll have a screener, then maybe the personal resources manager, then maybe the shift manager, or other.

    It varies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    some places even have three interviews...I'm scheduled for a third one at InstallShield this saturday....and this is only for a freagin internship!!!!

    anyways, congratz, and good luck
    I had 3 interviews at wal-mart a long time ago. That, I think, is not needed.
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    What? Walmart, or the three interviews?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSquared
    What? Walmart, or the three interviews?
    3 interviews for wal mart is not needed.
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    Second interview haha. I had about five phases, or interviews, for a game programming position not too long ago. Here is how they went:

    1) HR Interview:
    This was non-technical. Just asked a lot of personal questions and tried to find about about my personality

    2) Programming Test:
    Basic programming test, nothing to fancy.

    3) Interview with designer:
    Basically asked me about what was on my resume and why I put it there. You better know your "skills" section like the back of your hand.

    4) In person interview with 3 programmers:
    This was kind of rare, I was actually down at GDC and they happened to be there so we met up for dinner one night. Lots of technical questions here. No messing around.

    5) Submit sample code:
    I had a hard time deciding what to send them. I ended up sending something not terribly impressive in the technical sense but very well structured and documented so they could get a feel for how I structure things. Not sure if this was the right thing to do. Hind-Sight being 20/20 should've sent a flashy graphics demo, doh.

    That's where it stopped. There is no telling why I didn't get the job. I asked for a lot of money in the HR interview and that might have had something to do with it. So why five phases? Simple, I was in Seattle and they were on the east coast. They don't want to fly you out for an interview and have you waste their time. They must be certain. Anyways, if anyone wants more details of questions and stuff like that, you can e-mail me.
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    they check for repetitve tensions behavior and patterns, etc.

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    You guys are freekin me out.. The interview is for just a student placement as a junior programmer...

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    Don't worry, if you passed the fist test, at least you're not that bad.
    The first interview is probably to rule out the definite 'no hire', and the rest is to keep eliminating people untill they decide on one.
    Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -=SoKrA=-
    Don't worry, if you passed the fist test, at least you're not that bad.
    The first interview is probably to rule out the definite 'no hire', and the rest is to keep eliminating people untill they decide on one.
    Good Luck!
    what like Survivor? :P i can imagine the scene "whilst the PHP and programmer ensure the survival of the group, the ASP programmer is definatly being anti-social

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