Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Tricky Situation in Hiring Process

So this is a follow up question to this As the previous one got marked as duplicate hence asking a new question. A week after the interview I sent a mail to the employer asking him about how things ...
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Catch-22? Need evidence of employment from current employer for visa to attend job interviews

I have been on phone interviews with a major tech company - an offer would be a significant improvement, both in opportunity for self-improvement, to make a difference, as well as in monetary ...
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How can I get hiring managers to take cost of living into account when they ask for my current salary? [duplicate]

I am working in my home town, which is a small city as a developer, and say that my current salary is around $2000. I was applying in the capital for the same position, but this time I am asking for ...
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Post Interview Review [on hold]

I have applied for a promotion at my current job for the first time and the interviewer just sent me an invite to what seems to be a review of my interview. As far as I know, none of the applicants ...
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Is there a professional way to refuse a time-consuming programming task given as a test for a job?

In the context of hiring for software development jobs, I have found that it has become common for companies to assign "programming tests" which tend to be increasingly time-consuming. For example, I ...
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Is it professional for interviewers to end a job interview midway if not happy with candidate?

I went in for a technical job interview with a small company where they described the process as speaking with two or three groups of people for about 1+ hour each. They mentioned that they liked ...
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Interview question: “Tell me about when you offended somebody.”

A while back, I was asked the question in the title during a job interview, and it really threw me for a loop. I've worked long enough to have run into my fair share of conflict and have had the odd ...
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Should I disclose my salary history to recruiters/potential employers? [duplicate]

The question : "What is your expected salary range?" is pretty common, but how should you respond to the question "How much were you paid with your previous employer?"? Is it disadvantageous for the ...
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How to handle interviewer interrupting me and doing other actions while talking? [closed]

I was in an interview yesterday with one of the top Indian "services" company that is also famous for "Applying Thought". :) The interviewer requested that we do a Skype Video call, and soon he ...
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How to explain quitting first job early [duplicate]

This is for my friend. Right after university she couldn't find a job for 6 months. Eventually she got a job at a company X as a developer. It started out wonderfully(even though the salary was way ...
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LinkedIn connection type for someone you've interviewed

I recently interviewed someone, and was suitably impressed. I want to connect on LinkedIn (the interview process is not complete yet), but am stumped by 'How do you know' connect options: Is he ...
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What do you do when in a job interview they ask you about a previous job that it was just horrible?

Last year I worked as contractor for company C for one of their projects. Long story short: It was pure hell. (The HR company that hired me informed me incorrectly about the job being Java ...
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Request to observe environment prior to accepting job

What sort of requests are reasonable for a potential candidate who is looking to see if they would be a good fit prior to joining a company - particularly is it reasonable to request to observe a ...
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Accepting a job offer without paper documentation? (with final update)

FYI: The person to whom I refer is a recent college graduate. Someone who is close to me is currently pursuing an Administrative Assistant position at an unnamed company. She had a first interview ...
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How to respond to “What are your career goals?” if the answer implies that I might quit within the first year? [closed]

I want to apply to graduate school and will finish my undergraduate studies this year. Before knowing the results of my graduate school applications, I planned to get some work experience so I applied ...
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Citizenship question in an interview

I've heard that in the US it is not legal to ask an interviewee about their citizenship. However, in order to get security clearance a candidate must only be a US citizen (if they are dual citizens, ...
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How do I tactfully apply and interview at other companies when the law mostly is against your odds?

Background: I work as a Software Engineer in South Korea through a program known as SIP1 (Skilled Industrial Personnel). It's a highly selective program where Korean males who must serve a mandatory ...
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How to properly assess work pace and “strategy/plans-changing culture” of a new company or industry? [closed]

Short story: I enjoy fast-paced work but cannot keep up with unplanned tasks or frequent unpredictable changes of plans at the company, as this makes it hard for me to schedule and enjoy my personal ...
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How to increase interview calls from the recruiter? [closed]

I am a fresher and completed the following: B.E(CS) june 2014 pass out. Java/J2EE course in an institute. Oracle Associate Level Java Certification 1Z0-803 (pursuing). Have 2 months of work ...
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How should I prepare for an interview in the same department [duplicate]

I've been working for a few years with the same team of 20-30 developpers and I want to apply for a new job within the same department. Means I'm going to be interviewed by a boss that already knows ...
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Should I leave/resign? (3 companies for 2+ yrs experience) [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am planning to resign/leave soon. Before anything else, this is my job history: 1st Job - 1yr 6months - reason for leaving: Looking for better ...
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How to attend interviews and exams while employed in a strict company during weekdays (8am - 5pm)?

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am about (or planning) to resign/leave my current employer soon. But I got some difficult situations (for me) applying for new job while employed in ...
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Two onsite interviews, how to handle travel expenses?

I have been invited for on-site interviews by two companies, A and B, in different but not too distant countries. I don't really know how to take care of the travel expenses. Should I explain to both ...
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Haven't heard back from the recruiter after Skype interview. What's a good way to word my enquiry? [duplicate]

I had a Skype interview on a Friday(last week) and the interview was for a job abroad. The interview went fine fortunately I could answer most questions correctly. In the end I discussed how the ...
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How should I tell an interview candidate “the whole truth”?

I'm interviewing candidates to work in our company. They ask about the outlook of the company. I have some premonition about the direction the company is going, but to candidates I only talk about ...
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How to start & who should start first interview over Skype? [migrated]

I'm new to freelancing and I recently sent a few proposals for jobs. Two clients (individuals, not companies) asked me for my Skype id and added me on Skype, but no one has interviewed me yet. What ...
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Interview: Should I admit to a typo on my resume?

I realized I made a typo on my resume after submitting. Instead of writing: Engineer in Training I wrote: Engineering in Training Luckily the typo is on the second page of my resume so it ...
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Interviewing a potential employee, asking about commute

I'm looking to hire a part time employee. I looked on Craigslist and saw a resume that looked like a good candidate. One thing that concerned me was all of his positions were in Maryland and ...
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Dressing for an interview based on who is interviewing

I am currently going through the interview process with a digital agency. The role I am interviewing for is that of a Lead Developer/Analyst whose core responsibilities would be to: Represent the ...
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I'm helping interview for a technical position for which I don't have direct experience; what to ask? [duplicate]

My company is hiring for a technical specialty which is quite different from my own. I really can't speak to candidates' specific skills, but I can ask more general questions about preferred work ...
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How to prepare for skype interviews [duplicate]

I have a 1 hour skype/video interview coming up. Are there any differences in preparations for a skype interview vs. an in person interview?
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'Failed' take home coding test - should I resubmit?

I was given an opportunity to apply for an internal Junior dev position within the company I am working at (they would not have considered me due to my degree otherwise) I come from a non-CS/SoftEng ...
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Will I be rejected or selected based on my below interview case? [closed]

I had an interview recently, where I cleared my first round with ease.The first round lasted for 40 minutes and the person said he will give his feedback to the HR and they will get back to me. I had ...
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What is the point of a video call interview as opposed to a telephone interview? [closed]

Why is it some employers want to do video calls, such as Skype, for interviews instead of just a phone call? The only reason I can think of is so they know how you look, but what difference does that ...
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How to explain I didn't communicate well with my previous employer?

So I've been employed at a "real job" for approximately three months, and have come to the conclusion I don't communicate well with my employer. It's not that we're not civil, or don't like each other ...
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How can I get hired without an on-site interview?

I'm still a student and am looking for a job in a tech company like Google right after I finish college. The country where I live in doesn't have many big tech companies. But the problem is that I ...
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Is there an ideal format for a resume with extravagant achievement? [closed]

I would like to ask about the ideal format of a persons resume if their achievements are overwhelming. For example, I am a consistent scholar, having received various awards since elementary. I've ...
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Look too young and interview [closed]

I am a 25 year old guy and many people say that I look 16-18. Is it possible not to get hired based on how you look? Perhaps if I gain some weight I would look more professional?
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What are the risks of me following up with feedback to an interviewee?

Edit. After a big debate saying me that I am about to commit firing offense, I edited my post a bit to show better picture what exactly happened. I hope I decrease my chance of being fired for this ...
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interview Role Play [closed]

I'm not sure if there is a better place to post this but I'm looking for some general advice - I've never used this stackexchange but I post on some others. I have an interview for a team leader role ...
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Why are interviewers unaware of what's on my resume? [closed]

For reasons that are not relevant for this question, I went to several interviews at multiple companies in the past few months. What I noticed is that, in the vast majority of cases, interviewers ...
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How are tough introspective or behavioural type interview questions assessed?

An example of a tough introspective question must be the classic "what's your greatest weakness?". Behavioural style questions can also be tough to answer: "tell me about the worst coworker you've ...
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How can I prove self studied knowledge to a potential employer?

I am a second year business student who is looking for internships but I don't have a lot of work experience. However, I have completed various personal projects. Furthermore, I have gathered ...
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How to cope with multiple rejections [closed]

For the last two weeks, I have been interviewed by many companies but I got negative feedback from all. I'm feeling down. I gave my best, even I cleared written tests and preliminary rounds with no ...
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How to answer this interview question about problems affecting UK companies

I recently had a telephone interview and I was bombarded with the following question - What are the problems affecting UK companies over the past two years? What do you think is the biggest problem ...
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Answering the Diversity Question for Mathematics Instructor Applications

As I apply for several other colleges who are hiring part time math teachers, I find myself wondering about this question as it is asked on ALL college instruction applications. Some of the questions ...
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No Interview confirmation via email. Should I still go? [duplicate]

So I get a call from a company asking general questions about myself and in the end they tell me they want to see me in person. She asks me if so & so time & date is good for me. I say yes and ...
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Code Tests as part of the interview [duplicate]

Recently I applied to a company that I was really excited to work for. They, like many other companies, gave me a simple take home code challenge. I made sure all my code was clean, had comments, ...
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What should I answer when an interviewer asks to say something “about yourself”? [duplicate]

I am a software professional. I have attended many interviews, in 99.99 % of them started with a question like "Tell me about yourself" I start with my name, where I'm from, what I've studied ...
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Regarding notice period;getting interviewed by third company [duplicate]

I am going to complete my notice period with my current employer this weekend and going to join my second company next week. Meanwhile I am going thru' interview process of a third company which is ...