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vasanth
04-22-2004, 01:08 PM
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

Govtcheez
04-22-2004, 01:27 PM
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.

kermi3
04-22-2004, 02:19 PM
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.

axon
04-22-2004, 03:03 PM
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

whackaxe
04-22-2004, 05:01 PM
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

Dante Shamest
04-22-2004, 07:56 PM
Maybe the interviewer liked you the first time.

He liked you. ;)

Shadow
04-22-2004, 09:26 PM
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.

Shadow
04-22-2004, 09:27 PM
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. :D

XSquared
04-22-2004, 09:34 PM
What? Walmart, or the three interviews?

Shadow
04-22-2004, 09:52 PM
What? Walmart, or the three interviews?3 interviews for wal mart is not needed.

MrWizard
04-23-2004, 12:25 AM
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.

RoD
04-23-2004, 05:04 AM
they check for repetitve tensions behavior and patterns, etc.

vasanth
04-23-2004, 05:15 AM
You guys are freekin me out.. The interview is for just a student placement as a junior programmer...

-=SoKrA=-
04-24-2004, 05:37 AM
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!

whackaxe
04-24-2004, 01:49 PM
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 :D

-=SoKrA=-
04-25-2004, 02:16 AM
Man, I'd watch that show if it was like that :D
"While the PHP group starts developing using mod_php/Apache/GNU/Linux, the ASP group are trying to solve licensing problems for IIS and Windows. lol

unanimous
04-25-2004, 09:09 AM
If I was an employer I'd only have a second interview to make sure that the person I might hire can be responsible, make sure they weren't just putting on an actthe first time, or if it was a hot woman, to take pictures for her "employee ID".

gcn_zelda
04-25-2004, 11:33 AM
If I was an employer I'd only have a second interview to make sure that the person I might hire can be responsible, make sure they weren't just putting on an actthe first time, or if it was a hot woman, to take pictures for her "employee ID".
Thus explaining your title of "Perverted" :P

bludstayne
04-26-2004, 02:52 PM
If I was an employer, the second interview would be my oppurtunity to sell them some goat cheese from the faraway planet of woolywoolychatayu while listening to a Led Zepplin album.