Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Is it appropriate to put politically aligned internships on a non-political application

I work for a small office that does cold-calling for a senator in my state. I took the job initially as a way to put something (anything) on my resume, but now I'm having doubts as to whether or not I ...
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What are the major interview differences between hiring a manager versus hiring an employee?

I'm looking to become a manager, and there's a few rounds of interviews with various executives in our company. This will be my first managerial position, but I'm confident in my skills and management ...
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Is correct to meet your future company mates in the middle of selection process?

I am currently in the middle of a selection process. The selection has several stages, and I am one of the last ones. I have a friend who has been working on that company for 2 years. Today the ...
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How do you conduct an interview with an employee going after an open position when you already know their skill set?

We have an opening for a new position in my department and one of my current employees has applied. He is a very strong candidate. Our hiring process shows no favoritism and everyone goes through the ...
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Job re-opened multiple times, Can I do anything? [duplicate]

So I applied for a position I am very interested in about 3 months ago. Job closed and I got an interview. Interview went well but the hiring manager said there was a candidate that was just a ...
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Interview and Background Checks [on hold]

I'm in the process of looking for a new position but I was wondering someone would provide some insight on the following article (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-do-when-you-immediately-recognize-...
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Employer doesn't 'usually' hire women

I started applying for jobs recently after working as freelancer for a couple of years and one of the interviews I went to I was told that the company doesn't 'usually' hire women, because we have '...
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If asked, should I say that I have interviews in the next few days [closed]

While reading the question Does interviewee demand influence employment attractiveness?, I was wondering what could be a good response to: Do you have other scheduled interviews? (if asked ...
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Would it be rude to ask for a phone interview instead of an in-person interview?

I've been searching for a new job as a software developer in the last few weeks and have noticed that in every single one of the interviews there's a pattern. First, there's a "get to know you" ...
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How to sound enthusiastic about the job role over telephonic interview

I am about to have a telephonic interview with a company, but i had a previous interview with some other company which turned me down, the reason was We didn't see him as a long term, like to say ...
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Does interviewee demand influence employment attractiveness? [on hold]

This question is aimed at people involved in recruitment/interviewing. If you found out that one of your interviewees was in high demand (offered lots of interviews in a short period of time from ...
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Asking for interview feedback after being successful [duplicate]

I was just recently informed that I was successful in securing a role that I applied for. I've been described by some as "intensely literal" which thankfully hasn't worked against me in my last couple ...
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Is simply stating the salary I internally want too naive?

An employer told me that he is considering offering me the job and he asked me first to tell him if I have any expectations regarding the salary. I told him the amount of fixed salary I think is ...
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Company interested in me but [duplicate]

A while back I was contacted by a recruiter inquiring about my interest in a job they had open. Very good fit with my background. I went to round 2 and spoke with hiring manager who I was told was ...
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Being offered a lot of interviews before starting my new job. Should I interview with them? [closed]

I was offered a job a few months back and I took it without negotiating salary or looking elsewhere. I have not started my job yet and my first day will be in three months. Now when I see my ...
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If I already know the salary offered by the company, how should I negotiate?

I am about to get an offer from a company, and they asked me to tell them first if I have any requirements, like a minimum salary, or any other requirements regarding the whole compensation package. ...
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Can I ask a company about the dress code after the interview took place?

During my visit to the company/interview I saw different people wear different clothes, some were wearing formal clothes, and some not. I was so nervous that I totally forgot to ask the recruiter ...
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mentioning that “i don't like to work in industries like military, animal food production” in CV [closed]

It's a common fact that some industries like R&D does violate animal rights. And that's how the business world is , complain is not the topic of this question. In my first job interview I was ...
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Who to email for interview follow up? [closed]

I interviewed 2 days ago for an internship at a defense company. The interview was with the hiring manager who also manages the team I would be working with if I got the internship. I know it's ...
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Interviewer wants to meet me in person, but no follow-up [duplicate]

I recently had a phone interview for job in a different state. Right after the interview, I got an email from the interviewer saying that he'd like to meet me in person and that I should be contacted ...
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Should I send a follow up email to ensure that my materials were received?

I recently interviewed for a very public facing position with a local government. A search firm is being used to select a candidate for this position. After the initial interview, the firm contacted ...
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Pre-Selection Test

I was pre-selected during a phone interview, and I did subsequently receive a test online. I don't know nothing about some topics. Should I provide random answers, or should I leave the answers ...
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How to negotiate salary when range is unknown

My wife and I have an interview tomorrow for a position as live in groundskeepers. This is in a very affluent area and we know the homeowner is incredibly wealthy. Our rent will be paid which is why ...
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Did not meet with future reporting manager

Received an offer for a job I interviewed for. However, the interviewer was the MD, not my future direct reporting manager. Kind of like skipping the first interview and straight to the second ...
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quitting a job very early; how to justify it for next interview?

I have been in a job for two months, but I have soon realized that I must change the job (I like the job, but the management is awful and is not gonna change), so I have already started considering to ...
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Can I give feedback to a potential employer about their product?

I am applying for a job these days. I found a company with an interesting product today so I checked their product. I liked the product overall but had some feedback on how it can be improved further ...
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How to interview a candidate from a different industry or area of expertise?

I haven't found a similar question, but if there is one, my apologies. Let's say I need to interview someone for a role which is not in my area of expertise (not even in the same industry), and there'...
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How do I tell an interviewer that I can't work on particular types of projects for religious reasons?

As a Muslim, I have some restrictions when it comes to working for banks and some types of insurance companies1. There is a software engineering offer I am interested in from a company where projects ...
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Can / Should I put project budgets on my resume?

I work as an engineering manager. I am wondering if it is commonly-accepted practice to put your projects' financial budgets on your resume and discuss them in interviews. I'm thinking something like ...
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Reference Check and Job Offer [closed]

I have a job offer and they want to check a reference which I don't want to give. Should I refuse to give it? I told them at the beginning that I could though. How would someone typically handle a ...
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Need help with an interview question [closed]

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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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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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 ...