Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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How to ask for a decision after an interview?

I am really interested in working for the particular company but think that it does not make sense to wait any longer. A substantial amount of time has passed and I have already other offers. Is it ...
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Managers interview [on hold]

I recently applied from a managers job within the call centre i work. i successfully got past the goup asessment to an interview. i personelly felt the interview went very well but i was not ...
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Interviewing at the same company after accepting verbal offer

I have received a verbal offer and have verbally accepted the offer for a new position within the same company where I currently work. The written offer is contingent on a reference from my current ...
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Mentioned Client name on CV, would be be a problem during the HR interview?

I'd worked with a leading IT Services company before, now on my CV I have mentioned one of the Client names that I had worked for a longer duration while I was with this company. I've applied to ...
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How to reply to very broad and open ended interview questions

I had a phone interview today and some of the questions I had difficulty answering. tell me a little bit about your self describe what makes you, you in a nut shell what do you know about us? why do ...
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How to deal with an interviewer who is wrong on technical answers, but doesn't let you explain? [duplicate]

I attended interviews for the position of Android Developer in two different companies. I knew my answer was right, but the interviewer was incorrect leading to him thinking that I have answered ...
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Show Contract Work to Potential Employers Under NDA

I'm seeking a full-time position as an iOS Software Engineer. I'm currently finishing a contract to build an iPhone app for an individual. Because the market this individual's app is penetrating is ...
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What is the outlook for an older, recent college graduate to be hire worthy?

So, I'm in my early 40s and I've recently finished my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. I achieved this while working a full-time job for a major tech company. ...
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Is it ethical to provide information when not a reference?

Short version: I was asked to provide information about a previous co-worker by someone involved in the hiring process at the company to which they are applying, and I am not a reference for this ...
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Why do interviewers focus so much on why you want the job?

I am in the final year of my undergraduate degree and so I have been applying to PhD positions and job vacancies that I find appealing. At first I thought the interview application process would be ...
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How to answer this question in a job interview [duplicate]

I'm recently graduated and I'm actually unemployed from a short term project which lasted a few months, i don't have the one year of experiencie required and this question always gets me nervous, ...
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Interview went well no call back Do I call the hiring manager? [duplicate]

I just had an interview with a company I am very interested in. The hiring manager hinted that he will make a decision first thing in the morning on Monday. I was hoping to get a call all day and ...
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What motivation to give for a job (far) below my level

Currently, it's not that easy to find a job. I have 2 degrees (Electrical Engineering and Business Administration). Because it does not seem like I will find a job doing anything I studied for, I'm ...
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Got an offer from a software company: may *I* ask for a code sample now? [duplicate]

I know this question will raise eyebrows and I kind of enjoy it. I passed the interview with a company making software, and got an offer. May I ask for a sample of their codebase? The reason is that ...
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How to negotiate as an entry-level developer

This May I will be graduating from university with a computer science degree, as many people are. I have been on the job hunt for awhile, and have now received two offers. My first offer (at the place ...
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Job interview: Contact with interview officer.

I am in a situation when I am looking for a job. I am invited for my first job interview. On the invitation letter I am informed the name of the officials to whom I will have to meet. I thought it ...
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How to select an applicant with good documentation skills

We are a local outsourcing company and currently hiring for a technical position (Linux/Network engineer) - however our main objective now is to find someone not only able in the Linux/Networking ...
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A change in application [duplicate]

Recently applied for a job and have gotten an interview. At the time I was applying I was leaving for financial reasons and job growth. A situation has arisen and I may be fired with cause. How ...
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Should i call back if no response after a successful Interview? [duplicate]

I had an interview for Software Engineer. I answered the interview questions well and that person was impressed with the way i have answered. Now almost a week after the interview and i haven't got ...
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Do recruiters usually using more than one interview candidates and first ones will be sacrificed for success of the best?

After I got an offer after interview with the company (from a NON RECRUITING site), I feel that the recruiters nowadays is doing something really... tricky. Every time, after the interview, the ...
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How to answer if the interviewer wants me to be his gay partner? [duplicate]

I have been attending many mock interview sessions in university.Yesterday the interviewer asked me "will you be my gay partner?". First of all I never expected such a question.Secondly, I was trying ...
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Scheduling an Interview [closed]

Whenever I get a phone call from an employer or hiring manager for an interview I often let them decide or propose a date since most of the time they don't ask me when I'm available to meet. They ...
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Sending code samples after screwing up skills test

Its worth noting that I have already done this now, but I am wondering if I might have made a mistake. Background I have on my resume that I know a few programming languages, and I do. I actually ...
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How do I answer interview questions about overcoming difficulties? [duplicate]

When you are asked "what is the most difficult project? and how did you overcome the difficulties", what is the expected answer for this?
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Pointing out a salary cut [duplicate]

Background: I've worked a couple years as freelancer, serving 1st world customers while living in a 2nd world country, thus earning a respectable wage. During an interview I had the following ...
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If I do not know the answer, can I ask the interviewer to answer?

More specifically, I want to know whether I should ask for answers to 2 types of questions: Questions that the interviewer likely has answers (e.g. how do you explain concept X to a non-technical ...
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what documents should we bring for interview [closed]

I read an article on Forbes discussing the things we should bring to the interview. What documents should we carry while going for the interview? Should I bring my design portfolio? What about ...
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What's typical dress code for an interview with a medium-sized tech company? [duplicate]

I'll soon be attending an interview with a medium-sized tech company (in the hundreds of employees) in Australia that has its product based on Ruby on Rails. So a situation more casual than working at ...
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When specializing is seen as a bad thing in interview

I was in an interview for a development position and mentioned I was specializing my csc degree in networking. The interviewer didn't seem to like this and went on about "how does programming fit into ...
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Answering “why do you want to leave your current job” without sounding inexperienced due to lack of working in your field

I currently work for Company X for 2 years coming up in a few months. I do(or did) computer support. I came in as a technical assistant when the job first opened up. However, the job has over time ...
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Thank You email after interview? [duplicate]

My interview went well and I'd like to send a Thank You email. He said they'd let me know by next week. It is Friday so should I send a thank you email right now, before their decision next week? ...
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Personal website and interviews [closed]

First of all, I'm sorry if it's not the good SE site for asking this but I think it's relevant. So I'm a young post graduate and I'm going to start my PhD soon. I have that blog/site on WordPress ...
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Post-Interview - Should I follow up with interviewer and recruiter?

So yesterday I had a great 2nd interview with a company. My first interview was with my recruiter at the company, this second interview was with a software engineer. It seemed to go very well and I ...
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What interpersonal skills should I list? [duplicate]

I am filling a CV template for a particular job interview with a financial company. There is a Section titled Skills and Competencies that contains the following fields: "IT Skills: Organization ...
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Why is it not a good idea to “badmouth” a previous employer?

My life is miserable at the company I work for. I'm in the tech industry in an organization with one of the best companies in the world, yet the workplace I'm in is completely toxic. People seriously ...
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Is It Proper To Put Code In Slides For Technical Presentation for Interview?

Im doing a technical presentation for a job interview and the topic is the following: Minimizing Real-Time Data Stream Latency: Node.js and Asynchronous Operations I've done some very thorough ...
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Does it look too bad if I apply for a different position (in different department) at a firm where I am being considered for a position?

I am currently awaiting to hear a feedback regarding the final interview I had for a position but I just saw another position that closely matches my interest and line of education & work in a ...
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Shake hands with how many people?

When the interview is over, I usually shake hands with everyone. This time, there was a jury of 8 people. Time was limited to 45 minutes. Surely they want to take notes etc. before the next candidate ...
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Reschedule interview after saying I will be unavailable?

I got a voicemail from an interviewer 2 days ago (because I didn't pick up twice) asking if I'm available for an interview the next morning. Unfortunately, I was busy doing work and I had other ...
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Bad timing of job interviews [duplicate]

I am finishing up an internship at a company and I have applied for an open position there. I have gone through the interview process and I am waiting for their final answer next week. It is a good ...
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How does one handle split-minded people?

Let me give you some back story. Recently a kickass tech company offered internships when they visited our campus. Everyone applying for the internship was to go through the campus' screening process ...
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How effective is it to let the interviewers do the talking?

I have gone through a good number of interviews lately and I have noticed that employers love to talk about themselves. They love telling me how their company works, how the system is designed, what ...
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Interview behavioral question: “you're still young”

I had an interview last week. I aced almost every 'riddle' they asked me and prepared well for the behavioral questions i expected. However, one last question ruined it all. Since I am just 19 years ...
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How many thank you emails if interviewed with same person every time?

I just got done with my 3rd and final interview today. I have sent thank you emails twice before. Is three times too much?
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Is interviewing a potential peer any different from a normal interview, and are there any particularly useful questions to ask?

I work at a web services company, and am being asked to interview a candidate who, if hired, would be my peer. I've never conducted any interview before, let alone someone who would be my peer, and ...
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Two interviews at once

I've recently applied for two similar positions at the same company, and after having passed phone interviews for both opportunities, the managers of both positions scheduled an interview at their ...
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Reply to question “why did you specialize in that?”

At a job fair I was talking to a recruiting agent and he asked what I am getting my degree in. I said computer science with a specialization in networking and communications. He asked what made me go ...
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HR telling my manager about an interview [closed]

I have an interview for a company that has an agreement with my company not to take client's but I am only an apprentice. If the company the interview is with ask permission from my company's HR ...
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promised skype interview twice recuiter never called [closed]

I'm so pissed! I've been in contact with the hr director of a big company whom promised me twice an interview on Skype but never called. I'm wanting some help on writing an email explaining how ...
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Interview: How to respond to questions about salary?

I recently had a phone interview with a company that I had applied to. I believe it was with an HR person. She asked 1) How much do I want to make in this position I'm applying for and 2) How much do ...