I've been in the recruiting and selection process for a company (mobile telco) since the end of August, for a position we shall call A, in a newly formed department within that company.
First, there was some testing, then an interview with the department manager and HR person, then a week later more testing (a work-sample test), then 4 weeks later a technical interview with the same department manager and a person doing the same thing as position A in a different department. I aced everything, and at that last interview, I was told the choice was between me and another candidate, and that we will be informed in the next few days.
Well, 2 weeks passed since then, and I sent an e-mail to the manager asking what was going, and he told me they were still deciding and will let me know in the next few days (that was last week). My guess is that they first offered the position to the other candidate, and are negotiating with them, before they inform me. But that's not the gist of my question.
Yesterday, I was called from the same company (same office building, I'm from a small country), to interview for position B (rather similar to position A), in a different department, tomorrow. It's a job ad the company placed during my "marathon" interviewing for position A.
So, the question is - what do I answer if they ask me something like: which position of these 2 would you prefer, why are you applying for this position when you will most probably be offered a job at position A, etc etc. (I fully expect they will know I'm interviewing for both positions.)