I am currently preparing for a job interview as a junior java consultant in Germany. After sending in my CV and other stuff a small phone interview, which directly started with telling me they are interested in my position and a little small talk about some interesting stuff I do in my free time, I got invited to the interview.
The leading consultant of location and a project manager will be joining the interview and I was told to prepare for a 2 hour interview.
As I have no experience yet what will happen in a interview for a consultant job I would like to have some recommendations for what to prepare. Is it usual in Germany to solve programming issues in such interviews? I have seen lots of threads regarding this situation in the USA but I am not familiar with the typical German behavior.
To my person: I have done a job education and worked for 6 months full time as a network engineer before I started to study computer sciences in Germany. I graduated some months ago and am currently working full-time for a local company. The reason to switch is that I want to go into consulting area and also have much more career opportunities than in a small company. I am experienced in developing with JavaSE and have also worked a bit with JavaEE, JSP and Apache Tomcat and also web-technologies like JQuery, html, CSS. As I would not say I am perfectly ready to join an experienced job level as consultant I have directly applied to a junior position to include training. At least I think it's better to be a bit more qualified as junior than try to act like an experienced consultant.
So - do you have any recommendations for what to prepare in terms of such a position? I am quite a good and free speaker so there is no problem presenting my self - but feel free to give advice in any direction :-)