Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Need help with an interview question [on hold]

Just as a background which is very relevant to my question, I am a Master's degree student in the field of computer science in my last semester. I have already started looking for entry level work ...
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Sending a second follow-up e-mail to an incorrectly answered interview question

Here Fecak states to send an e-mail discussing the correct answer over the incorrect answer given in the interview, which I already did. I received a favorable response. Another answer advises the ...
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Is it business (formal) to say “sounds great” in email reply?

My potential employer emailed me for a skype interview as following: I will call you tomorrow at ##:##. Please provide me with skype ID to reach you on. [Name of Potential Employer] ...
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How to mention my freelancing projects of a suspended profile?

I have been working on Upwork as a Software Engineer for 3 years and had a very successful career until my profile got suspended few days ago. I worked in a company for 1 year but after that i just ...
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Interview questions to ask to avoid a sweat shop position [duplicate]

I have a job interview coming up. I met the CTO at a networking event. The work seemed interesting and seemed to matter, so I figured, "Why not?". However, on researching the company on Glass Door, ...
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I have my own tech company. Is my client going to give a technical interview to iOS Developer Contractor during hiring process? [on hold]

I have my own iOS development company. My client wanted to hire me as iOS Developer Contractor for their own company. Is my client going to give a technical interview me as iOS Developer Contractor ...
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Asking about interview traveling arrangements

I'm currently interviewing for a startup and I made it to the onsite. I'm wondering if this is an okay way of asking for traveling arrangements since financially it is difficult for me: I'm ...
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Is it okay to ask for “access to the internet” if I was asked for a coding test during an interview?

I had an phone interview that went fine and then I was asked for an in-person interview and to "spend some time with the team", this coming Monday. What to do now? I am preparing myself for an on ...
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How can I prove that I am very good but in a Phone Interview? (Foreign with an accent)

So I work with a company and I am open for better opportunities. I got a call today that the CEO of a Software Development company wants to speak with me as a phone interview tomorrow at 1 p.m. I said ...
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Should I tell potential future employers I am in love?

I am a computer programmer and I live in a mid-sized city. A year ago, I started making plans to find a better job and move out. About 3 months ago, just as my dream job was coming into focus, I met ...
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Be honest about taking a day off for a job interview?

I've just started at a new position, but have an interview for another job coming up. I realize that people often recommend claiming a doctor's appointment in order to attend an interview, but I'm ...
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Should I bring my age into account when enquiring about a job?

I am a student who is going to move to Melbourne, Australia (from Cairns, Australia), when I am in Melbourne I hope to get a job as a website developer. I have a reasonably large amount of experience ...
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Should I say high salary is the only factor I consider when accepting a job offer? [closed]

I'm at the last stage of hiring process. I was asked about my salary expectations up front and I said so high quote that I will not take any other factors into consideration if they accept it. I'm ...
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Interview question: “And why did you move here in Germany?”

They are looking simply curious, why I am here. The real reasons for this are these: I grew up in small, communist country in Central/Eastern Europe where we've seen (West-)Germany as the land of ...
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only mentioned one role I held at a company during interview [closed]

During a job interview, I was asked about a job in my history. When asked what my title was. I said that I was programmer. My contract had it spelled out that my first duty was programming. I also ...
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Is it okay to speak openly about the current job when applying to another job?

So let's say I work in a company but I am open for applying to other companies. And while updating my resume I wondered if it is okay to mention the name of product that I currently work on or ...
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Was I too aggressive with this interview question

Several days ago, I interviewed a candidate as part of a team for a Info Sec. analyst position. I myself work in IT Audit. One of the questions I asked was: If management were to express ...
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How to get back in workplace after a long absence

I've been out of the workplace for 3 years due to some severe health problems (8 surgeries within 2.5 years). The surgeries are finally behind me, but I don't know how I can re-enter the workforce ...
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Phone Interview Constantly Rescheduled

Without getting into details, what would you do if somebody who is supposed to conduct a phone interview with you does not pick up the phone 3 days in a row? We rescheduled after the first two days, ...
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Is a recruiter showing lack of reliability? [closed]

Currently I'm working as freelance for a small company (making videogames), they are really great (and very smart!) people, however since the company is small they can't provide a very high pay, nor a ...
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Is stress interview a red flag when deciding whether to accept the offer?

I have been the subject of what was obviously a stress interview: first emphasizing that some of my past achievements are void here, then asking me to tell them about my own shortcomings myself, then ...
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Internship query [closed]

I am pretty good computer engineer, well that's what I believe. I have worked as a freelancer for quite a few time and have a good respect among my peers and my clients. I have been part of many ...
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What should I do when a telephone interview is disrupted by bad voice quality?

Sometimes I have a hard time hearing everything that is said during a telephone interview. When I interview it is most commonly handled on the phone. I have noticed that I sometimes have trouble ...
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How do I cancel a second interview when I want to be considered for other positions there in the future?

Long story short I've been transitioning from IT / programming to teaching elementary computer / tech classes (currently working two part-time jobs, one in each field.) In elementary there are a ...
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How to prepare for an interview with the CTO? [closed]

For some background: I'm interviewing for a job as a software developer in a funded startup. The company has been running for about 1 year and is still relatively small (the dev team is about 10 ...
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Appointment for interview inquiry

I have an upcoming interview for a cto discuss to me verbally by the interviewer last week after the interview and he told me to notify me this week but unfortunately i email and sms and email the ...
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Should I tell the company voluntary that I wouldn't attend to interview if I had offer already? [duplicate]

Suppose I have an offer in company A and company B asked me to interview before. Should I call company B voluntary that I wouldn't come to interview? Is it non ethical that doesn't attending to ...
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I was not considered for a position, could I still make a fighting change? [closed]

A year ago I was offered employment at a retail store, but within couple of days working at my new job, I turned it down (my current employer offered a raise to keep me, but that went down-hill) ...
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How to figure out during the interview whether the company is open to self-learning on the job?

For people working in technical fields (statistics, programming, etc.) it's important to devote time towards self-improvement. In theory, a continuously improving work force should also benefit the ...
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Interview was set up through phone, don't have interviewer's email. Is it ok to find their email online to send a follow-up email?

I know there are a variety of opinions on follow-up emails after interviews. I tend to side with "do it", because it probably won't hurt and in some cases you might be able to add something key that ...
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How long should I wait for interview result? [duplicate]

I applied to a job posting for Senior Developer 3 weeks back, and 1 week back they mailed me that they have shortlisted me for the job profile and now I am supposed to give the programming test on ...
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How to interview for a job I do not feel qualified for

I'm currently preparing for a job interview for an entry-level web developer position. Although the job is entry level, I have really only just started learning the skills required for this job, and ...
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Programming tests on interview [duplicate]

I am not very fan of programming tests on interviews, but this time I got the third time a code challenge, which is related to the business area of the company. My previous experience is following. ...
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Is it reasonable to expect the interviewer, to ask me to implement a data structure in a programming interview? [closed]

I am preparing for an interview for a company at the silicon valley. I am brushing up my data structures. I am just curious to know, is it reasonable to expect the interviewer to expect me to write ...
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Interview Follow up [duplicate]

I got done with a final round interview yesterday and got good feelings about it. I sent a courtesy email to the talent acquisition manager. However, the email it sent to was not her own but a generic ...
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I had an interview with a local hospital two weeks ago. Am i still in the running after receiving this email? [closed]

Long story short: I graduated from University and applied for a job at a local hospital and received an email from HR wanting to set up a phone interview. I promptly responded to HR, but i never heard ...
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How to counter-offer (negotiate salary) for a job I'm pretty sure I don't want? [closed]

I'll try to keep this to the point (and probably won't succeed, sorry). I left a former employer 8 months ago for my new position. I wasn't happy with my new role and expressed my dislike to a former ...
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What to do when interviewers don't want to interview? [closed]

I was interviewing at this company (an established startup), and the interviewers appeared to be uninterested in talking at all. I was interviewed by the CEO and another person. The CEO didn't say ...
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Should I have lied about not picking up trash on my break? [closed]

I was asked in a group interview for a service-sector job whether I would pick up trash on the company's lawn if I randomly walked past it on my lunch break of my own initiative. I indicated that I ...
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How to say that the technical exercise is hard without proper training

I have applied for a job and I have been selected as one of the top candidates that have passed for the initial interview. After all the process, We are only two left best candidates and we are ...
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How honest should you be in a job interview?

In this day and age, it's not uncommon to find resumes that are exaggerated in one way or another to leave a good impression. And I imagine this is also seen in job interviews. My personality is ...
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What is meant by an exploratory interview

Last week I had an interview with a technical company with all the rounds happening on the same day. The HR asked me for my documents and then today they said that they want to share an exploratory ...
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How long to wait after completing reasoning test? [closed]

I completed a reasoning test for job on Sunday (May 16), and was wondering how long it would take for HR to reply? The job offer is new though and only listed since May 9. PS I probably got around ~60%...
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About remote jobs in Stackoverflow [closed]

There are many remote jobs listed in SO, I was wondering how does it work? For example, I'm in Japan, and applied for a job tagged remote in US. And luckily I passed the interview, so, what's next? ...
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Interview: asked to give an hour long presentation on architecture of previous project

During an interview for a potential new employer, I was asked for a second meeting. For this second meeting I'm expected to present in one hour the architecture and implementation of a random previous ...
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Am I allowed to disclose to my interviewers that I am looking for a new job because my current company is in financial trouble? (Philippines) [duplicate]

Related to this question: Can I disclose my company's financial troubles when applying for new jobs (UK)? But I am asking for a Philippine standpoint. If I am allowed to, if it is generally in ...
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Is it unethical to say my current employer has financial problems when looking for another job? [duplicate]

I have been working for over a year for a company that I'm very happy with (apart from my salary): The tasks I'm given are challenging but not overchallenging and I learn a lot at each task. In the ...