Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Can anyone confirm about coding tests being free consulting? [on hold]

Programming tests on interview Related to this, can anyone say firsthand that they worked for a company that used a code test on an interview used as free consulting to solve an actual business ...
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Programming tests on interview

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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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 ...
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How to introduce myself in 10 minutes?

I am invited to an interview and was asked to prepare an introduction of myself and my proficiency, i.e. explain briefly my CV and an example project I am currently working at. I was given a time ...
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Catching up after final round of interviews? [closed]

I work at a company as an intern, and they recently told me they have an opening for a full time job for someone at my level. Someone recommended me internally, so I applied and easily got through the ...
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Does your accent affect job prospects?

Does an accent affect your employability or, more specifically, your likelihood to be hired? I was brought up in the north of England in a small town miles from anywhere. This meant I only ever ...
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Send more complete answers after the interview [duplicate]

I did a phone interview for a programming job with a hiring manager. He mentioned that I did well, although I couldn't come up with complete and optimized answers for some of the questions on the fly, ...
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What is the maximum time an unpaid test during the recruitment process typically take? [closed]

A company I recently applied for a job at asked me to do a test-project during the recruitment process which would take 8 to 16 hours. My gut feeling is that this crosses the line for a test project ...
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Practicing interviews by attending interviews for jobs I probably will not accept [duplicate]

I know it might sound not professional but I've been reading this book on Soft Skills where it says it's a good practice to take interviews just for practicing, without a real intent of working there. ...
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Company wants me to do a coding test for a management position [closed]

I'm doing an interview with a company for a software developer manager/leader position. The position will take around 20% software development and the rest will be managing the team and client facing. ...
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Using imminent job offer to goose others [duplicate]

I have several hooks in the water right now in terms of a new job. Some of these opportunities pay extremely well but require relocation, which I am loathe to do because I don't want to uproot my ...
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How to find a low-challenge, low-variety job when coming from a highly educated background? [closed]

I am a university graduate with a BSc and an MA. I am currently working for a (very) large financial company as a java developer who effectively spends most his time doing everything else IT related. ...
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Can I round my GPA on my Resume

I have a Masters GPA of "3.499" and many jobs in my field have a requirement of a GPA of "3.5". The online job application portals are just filtering out my resume due to this 0.001 difference. I just ...
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How can I decline discussing previous salaries in an interview?

First rule of negotiation - never give a number. Wait for them to give a number, then bargain. It's fairly easy to dodge questions about desired salary with a simple "At this point in the ...
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Generally why does your last salary matter?

I've been going through new opportunities lately and for many opportunities I have found HR and recruiters saying, "Well you were making X amount before so they wouldn't feel comfortable giving you Y" ...
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New employer wants me to pay for ISO 9001 accreditation before employment begins - is this a scam?

I recently went for an interview for a new job, the interview took place in the restaurant of a hotel in Euston, UK. They called 2 days later to inform me I got the job of a customer service advisor ...
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Unfinished master's degree on job interview

I’ve studied 2 majors at university, where getting 2 master’s degrees is tied to finishing both, but I couldn’t end my studies in one of them. (Only the last stage was left: the state exam). I’ve ...
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How to write an email for politely asking an schedule of 2nd round of interview [duplicate]

I attended an interview on the 16th April 2016. I was informed that I was shortlisted for the second round of interviews. 15 days back I got an email saying that HR has not received any tentative ...
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Job Application Confusion.. Help!

I applied for a job and did not hear from the place for 2 weeks. Finally the recruitment agency (not the company itself) contacts me about the app saying "sorry, that position was filled, but we have ...
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Which own weaknesses are “ok” to state during job interview if demanded to say some?

Job interviewers started to ask "naming own weak sides" during the job interview. Understandingly, I still want to pass the interview. Assuming a normal very typical guy without any major issues, ...
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Should you tell your boss about an internal interview? [closed]

I have been helping another department (30% of my time) in my company as somebody left the role. Of course, I am doing this after my boss' approval. Now that department wants me to interview for the ...
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Requirement added during the interview [closed]

One of my friends was interviewed for a big company in the position of Sales Director for Asia. The requirements for the job didn't include that you need to know Mandarin or that it represents an ...
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Is it time to send another reminder to the recruiter? [duplicate]

I sent a thank-you email after interviewing. The operations manager said to remind her if I haven't heard by mid-week, and I did so. Now it's Monday and I haven't heard. I shouldn't call, should ...
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What should I say to a potentially vengeful ex-manager when interviewing for a job, after having left recently?

Recently I left a job where I had worked for a number of years. Throughout my time there, I had more or less the same manager. I left because I wasn't being challenged enough and I felt a little ...
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How do I portray my experience if my old workplace got bought out and they changed everything?

I worked for my previous employer, a newspaper, for over 10 years. During that time, I created their branding and style. I was responsible for the layout and advertisement design among other things. ...
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Conditional offer of employment - company policy

I recently interviewed with a company I want to work with. The role is exciting and the pay is good. They have a "distance-to-work" policy I was unaware of. How should I handle it? More details: I ...
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Meet for coffee about a potential job when I am not interested in a new job

I received an email from the founder of a tech startup about meeting for coffee and discussing some openings at his company. He is experienced, the company sounds interesting, but I am 99% certain ...
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How to explain to future employers that I left my previous company because of ethical reasons without tarnishing my previous employer?

As a follow up question of this I need to figure out a clever way to describe my situation during future job interviews. The summary of the situation: I was working for a start-up as a software ...
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How to send a “reminder” to a recruiter?

If you don’t hear from me by mid-week (Wednesday or Thursday) will you do me a favor and drop me an email to give me a reminder so I can communicate with you on the summer internship. How would you ...
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HR asked me to send references. Are they going to call them?

The HR sent me an email telling me that the interview went well. As a follow up to the interview she asked me to send her three professional references (names, professional relationship and contact ...
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How long should you wait at an interview when you suspect a no-show?

I was invited for an interview in the evening, outside working hours. I was let in by a guy that brought me up to the company offices where there is absolute no one. The lights have also been dimmed ...
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Is it typical to be interviewed with another candidate, asked personal questions, and required to debate in a language that won't be used at work? [closed]

I have a few questions about the interview process and what to expect for in future job interviews based on an unpleasant interview experience I had last month. I am a US citizen, but, I currently ...
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Providing the reference list on an interview prematurely [closed]

I'm currently between jobs and I'm interviewing at least once a week. The last interview I had went well but towards the end of the interview my nerves did a number on me and I provided my reference ...
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Is it appropriate to contact potential employer requesting a visit because you are in the area?

I had a request for an in person interview but was unable to fly out there because of time restrictions and ended up having a skype interview. After ten days from the phone interview, I am visiting ...
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Is it bad news when an interview is postponed? [closed]

So I have been in the process of interviewing at a company in town. I have some experience with jobs of this nature and I apparently passed their assessment test with flying colors, and a formal ...
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HR manager forgot to attach a job application. What should I do?

My interviewer forgot to attach a job application I had to complete before the interview. He sent me an email, telling me that the interview would be on Monday, and that I had to fill in the attached ...