Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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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 ...
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I have an interview I'm not prepared to go to, can I ask for a reschedule? [closed]

When I called the employer yesterday she asked me if I could show up today for an interview so I agreed right away but to be honest I didn't think it through at the moment. I'm totally unprepared. Is ...
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Can I have fun with FizzBuzz when asked in an interview? [closed]

FizzBuzz is a common whiteboard question for programming job interviews: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and ...
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As an interviewer, how do I promote the company to candidates?

I've always believed that interviews are a two-way process: the interviewer evaluate whether the candidate can help the company success, and the candidate evaluate whether the company is a good ...
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Turned down a client after accepting dinner, how could I have handled this better?

I was approached by a guy recently who wanted me to be involved in his startup. He asked me to meet him, he bought me dinner, talked about funding and market potential, etc, then invited me to see the ...
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Re-applying to a company which offer I initially turned down?

(There's a similar question but my situation is slightly different. So I thought of just asking.) Background: I’m working overseas & my residency is sponsored by the companies that hire me. I am ...
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In an interview when answering a question, should you say if you're not sure?

This was embarrassing but in an interview I was asked if I what the current version of Java was and I wasn't sure but had an idea. I said 7 (and the correct answer is 8). In situations like this is it ...
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How can I ask for a different brand of hardware offered by my employer?

The employment perks state I get my own MacBook Pro (to work with) and iPhone, but I really dislike Apple hardware (not going to discuss Apple vs Brand X) and I simply work way better and much more ...
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Will taking an interview if I'm not currently interested in the position hurt me in the future?

A well-known, large software company has recently opened a development office in my hometown. I really like the company, and if I wanted to work for a large software company - this one would be my top ...
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Former manager giving bad reference [closed]

About 3 years ago i worked for a large bank. It was a temp job for 6 months. I loved working there and want to go back. I have good friends there. Each time that an opportunity presented itself my ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a face to face meeting instead of Skype?

I've been contacted by a couple of companies in Germany for a position, and I've been asked to be interviewed over Skype. Interview dates are as follows: Company A: May 6th Company B: May 9th ...
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Emailing internal recruiters about updated skills [closed]

I applied for a Java script internal position. My first interview turned out to be a little bit technical and interviewer suggested to brush up my skills as I told him my skills are college level but ...
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Dream job interview question - is it okay to answer honestly?

I have a computer science degree, am passionate about programming and plan to move into software development, but I also have a deep passion about animals and animal welfare, often volunteering my ...
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found out ex colleague I don't like is interviewing at my company [closed]

I discovered that an ex-colleague I worked with within a "toxic" team is now interviewing at the place I work now. What do I do ? Context: So a year ago I joined company A as a contractor to join a ...
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Interview - What made you to move from Development to Automation testing? [closed]

I have a total of 3 yrs of experience, 2 years in development and 1 year in Automation testing. Recently I have attended an interview with one MNC company. In the managerial round, the manager asked ...
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Is it safe to apply to a company backed by the same investors as my current company? [closed]

Let's say that I work at a company backed by a VC firm. It is safe to apply to a different company in which that VC firm has also invested? I know that VCs often hold networking events for founders, ...
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Should I mention that I wanted to try freelancing but realised it was too difficult? [closed]

I have a degree in Business Administration. I have one year and a half of experience as an accounting analyst (where I live -not USA- people who have a degree in business have accounting jobs). I ...
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I've accepted an internship but am still getting phone interview offers elsewhere. Can I do the interviews to ask about the fall or spring? [closed]

I love my internship but I want to keep the job search ongoing for when I graduate. Is this okay?
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Tell Interviewer About On Leave Plan [duplicate]

I plan to have leave around July about 1 week and will be in probation period if I move to another job. Should I tell the interviewer that I will have 1 week leave on July during job interview?
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I already have a summer internship but got another offer from a family friend. Is there a way to ask if I can intern with him next summer? [closed]

My current internship is the best learning experience and is offering me a part-time job through school, next year. But this family friend has a really good internship with a big company. I want to ...
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Telling something in a face to face interview which was omitted during a telephonic interview

Recently when I had a telephonic interview, the interviewer appreciated me for my knowledge on myriad technical fields that are indirectly related to the job. Shortly after, When he asked about ...
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How to respond to the interview question, “do you know anyone who works for us?”

What are they trying to find out when they ask this?
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Should I mention that I know someone who works for the company I am going to interview for? [duplicate]

I last saw him five years ago but he was friendly. He is now a manager. We were part of an NGO. I was starting working there while he was the president. Please, take into account that I do not live ...
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Answering “why do you leave your job ?” when the reason is the better salary? [duplicate]

I just joined my current company in 6 months, but now I feel unhappy with the salary here. So I want to find another job for higher salary, what should I say if the interviewer ask me "why do you ...
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decision paranoia [closed]

I finished my fourth / last round of interview for an internship and was told from round 1 that there would be four interviews given that I do well in each round. After the last interview, I ...
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How long is too long for a recruitment process?

I am in the midst of a maddeningly long recruitment process and I'm not sure if I should be doing anything more to speed the process along. Here's a timeline: Feb 8: Submit application for support ...
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I don't have a job. Can I understate/underquote my last company's ctc to get more interview calls?

I lost my job because of some cost cutting measures in my last company in Bangalore. As my last company was an MNC, my CTC (cost to company) was slightly on the higher side (have over 10yrs of IT Exp ...
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Recruiter hasn't gotten back to me after requesting my availability for an interview

A little over a week ago, I received an email from a recruiter requesting my availability for an interview. I responded within a few hours and have still not received anything to date. I even sent a ...
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Had job offer before being let go

I had a job offer before being let go from a previous company. My question would be in future job interviews, should I tell them that a better opportunity came up or I was let go? It's a tricky ...
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I attended an interview, but got an email saying I did not attend

I was selected for a face to face interview for a MNC company and attended the interview. The interview went well and HR told me to wait for 3-4 days. However, after 3-4 days I have received an ...
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Is it appropriate to bring up remuneration in an interview for an internship?

I am studying in an engineering co-op program where employers and students are matched after one interview, in a process set up by my university. This is outside of the United States, and unpaid ...
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Would it be too risky to ask to reschedule a telephone interview because it's difficult to hear the other party?

For a job for which I applied, a telephone interview was arranged because the interviewer had limited availability and was not going to be in the local area any time soon. From the beginning of the ...
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Made a mistake in scheduling interview date

I was emailed for an interview last week programmed to be a day in which I had a very important meeting at work. I replied with a very well written email explaining why I couldn't come and suggesting ...
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How to re-ask for an interview when the recruiter returns from travelling?

The email read: "Please contact me when I return from traveling on [this week]. We will review the internship opportunity at that time." How should I phrase my follow-up email?
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How active should I be on the job market if I like my current job?

I'm a full time Software Developer. I've been at my current job for around a year, I pretty much like it and I'm well paid. However, I understand that this is not my dream job, and additionally I'm ...
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Job interview cancelled due to family emergency [closed]

Hiya just wanted some help regarding a rescheduled interview, spoke to the employer & had to cancel the agreed meeting, & emailed her too, but haven't heard anything as yet, it's been 3 day's, ...
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Can I change an interview date, where the company have refused to be flexible with the date? [closed]

I had agreed to take my terminally ill Auntie abroad which was booked before I was given the interview date. I have explained this to my employer but they say they can't change the date for me. Do I ...