Good luck Dex!
I'm up to interview 4 for the job I am hoping to land (SDK Technical Writer) ... I didn't realise how many of these things are necessary before landing a real job.
Who is doing the interview? Mine were: junior HR rep; HR manager; team lead and 2 team members; and a technical competency test.
I also had to provide a portfolio, sample code, sample writing, etc. etc..
I find the interview 'style' and questions depends entirely on who is interviewing you.
My biggest tip, though, is to bring a list of GOOD questions with you to the interview, and ASK them. Don't make them think you'll take any job offered ... show them that you are looking for a job that is the right fit for you.
Think of it like seducing a women ... you have to make 'em want you ... which means making it appear as though they have to work to land you.
Opportunities for career development / educationTechnical Managers / Team Lead
Opportunities for advancement
Does this company see a lot of staff turnover?
Does this team see a lot of staff turnover?
Salary? Bonuses? Benefits? (Be prepared for these to be turned back on you)
Facilities in the building? (I asked about exercise equipment, showers, etc.. ... ask about what interests you ... parking, maybe?)
Describe the company's philosophy regarding its employees ... this question can segue into asking about buying into the company: stock options, etc..
Vacation time? Sick leave? Maternity / paternity leave?
Describe a typical days' work on this team
How much overtime is typical for this position? How often?
What is the relative importance of this department / team to the company?
Why are they hiring? Are they filling a vacancy? Expanding?
Importance of career development and education ... are they supported?
Duties of the job
Ratio of team work to individual work
Hours? Flexible or fixed?
Ask what your greatest weakness in respect to this position is .. and how / whether you can improve it.
Questions specific to the position are also good ... I'll leave those to you.
Good luck bro!