Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Work experience or Certifications? [on hold]

This is about my younger brother, who is currently in India. He will be finishing his B.E. in Computer Engineering (equivalent to B.S. in Computer Science) around May 2015 and coming to pursue his ...
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Preparing for a 3 hour interview for a different kind of role

I'm currently working as a Haxe game developer and I've been there for 2.5 years. The current manager and I don't get along too well so I'd like to move on. I'd also like to get out of the gaming ...
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Interviewing - how much to know about prospective employer?

I passed my phone screening interview and I have a 3-hour grilling to look forward to. I know I had better look on the company website to see what they do and what they value. However, other than ...
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Should I tell the interviewer that I have a holiday booked in a few months? [duplicate]

I will be leaving my temporary position soon at my current company will be starting to apply elsewhere. I'm in a weird spot where I have a ski holiday to Japan already planned and booked for January ...
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What questions can I ask after being turned down but offered a different position?

I had 5 interviews for a start up position in logistics for a large well known company. Made it all the way to the Sr.VP level for an interview. I heard from them weekly for 3 weeks then the e-mails ...
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When should I expand on an answer and when should I give a to the point answer? [closed]

Let's look at questions like these (I'm expecting to go into an interview where these types of questions will be asked): 1) "Do you have experience taking apart a computer?" 2) "Are you comfortable ...
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Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
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Should I tell HR my last salary [duplicate]

My previous employer declared bankruptcy and was closed. My salary in this company was very high as I was holding a top management position (Chief Technology Officer). I have passed all technical ...
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Is there any point to continuing with an interview when I'm sure that I won't join the company? [duplicate]

My current situation is that I've already signed a contract with Company A, when Company B called. Company B interests me, although I've decided to stay with Company A. However, they've called me in ...
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In the start and end of an interview, should I go for a handshake even if the interviewer does not offer a handshake first?

I'm a student and have attended 2 interviews so far. The first one, I was sitting at the reception area and one of the managers came in and met me. She offered the handshake first. She walked me to a ...
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“Are you doing a thesis?” - what is an interviewer trying to achieve by asking this question?

I have just started an online M.S. statistics degree which I expect to be finished with in 5 years. I interviewed for a data analysis position today and the interviewer asked me if I was going to ...
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On-site interview while another is scheduled [closed]

I passed the first rounds of a first-choice company interviews and now I have an on-site scheduled interview in two months and a half. I decided to schedule the interview this far in order to prepare ...
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As a student looking for a job (money), should I tell my potential employer I'm not planning on staying for long?

I'm a student attending university. I currently live in city X and my family and I have been planning on moving to city Y for 2 years, but it always gets postponed for one reason or another. It's been ...
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Should I mention flaws in a program I wrote during tech interview in thank you email?

I had a technical phone interview with a company, which shall be referred to as GooglApplaMazonSoft for secrecy. It was basically taking a half hour to code a program to foo bars. I was planning to ...
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How long should I wait to find out the status of my application? [duplicate]

I read similar post here asking "How long should one wait to see if they got the job?". Well...my situation is more complicated: 3 days after an interview, I was informed that I was not shortlisted. ...
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Etiquette regarding interviewing with a competitor

I'm currently at Company ABC working in a technical role on a short-term contract position. It's a nice job, I like the kind of stuff I get to do, and there's a good chance I can go full-time soon. ...
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When Interviewing, How Do I properly Ask if the Position has Internal Applicants

Issue I'm nearly 40, and suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Being disabled in this way has hampered my career, in that finding a job is tough and interviews are few and far between. When I manage to land ...
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Is “what is your definition of clean code” an appropriate interview question? [closed]

I recently was interviewed by a software company for a software development position. I was asked the following question: "what is your definition of clean code?". I answered the question with what I ...
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Sets of interviews for estimator position over phone with Dubai company? [duplicate]

I am wondering what your thoughts are on this set of interviews I had with a company in Dubai. Interviewed in person 1v1 with a manager referred by friend, pretty casual in a hotel area, in Jordan ...
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How appropriate is the interview question: “Show me a piece of code you like”?

I recently interviewed a candidate at our company and asked him Show me a piece of code you like, yours or something you snatched from the internet The candidate was not really able to ...
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Once I've made a decision to take a job, should I go to another scheduled remote on-site interview? [duplicate]

Tomorrow I'll be flying to Europe for an on-site interview with company A. Thursday of next week I will then fly to an on-site interview in the US at company B. If Company A makes an offer before ...
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How do you explain getting fired in a phone/job interview? [duplicate]

If you were fired due to performance issues, how can you rectify this when applying to other jobs and getting interviews?
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How do future employers see recently promoted candidates applying for new jobs?

A friend of mine was recently promoted from software developer to senior software developer position. However, due to his salary increase was below his expectation, he started to think about looking ...
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Is hackerrank useful as a screening tool? [closed]

This question may well be too subjective for SE, but I'm going to try. Help me make it more focused and objective if possible. I'm writing from the perspective of a job candidate, but I'm interested ...
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best approach to internal inverview without being critical of current mgt.? [duplicate]

I have internal interview for high level position... tips on making suggestions for change without looking or being critical of current management.
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How to say “No” to Relocation for training purpose?

I just gave an interview to the company and they are happy with my performance and they want me to hire. They said they will place in the place which I want but want me to relocate to the Training ...
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How to answer a behavioral question that you don't have a good answer for? [duplicate]

Before this gets closed for being a duplicate to this question, I have another question that would fit into that criteria. Describe a situation where you know you should have apologized and you ...
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Should a software developer also be a technical examiner? [closed]

I'm a Senior Software Developer. I was asked (again) by my manager to be part of the recruitment process as a technical examiner (to ask super hard to answer questions). Last time (it was also the ...
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Is it unusual to be offered a job because I contacted them back weeks later?

There just seems to be something off about this employer I applied for a job at. At every step of the way, I have always had to contact the manager to get the ball rolling at any step of the hiring ...
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Completing assessment for prospective job

On Friday I was given a project, creating an app and deploying it, to work on for a position that I applied for. I have now completed it but it is missing one aspect of it because I am not familiar ...
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Just accepted new job / Job I was hoping for called but he saw my LinkedIn Update! What do I say to my interviewer?

I had just accepted a new offer and start training next week for Company A. Hadn't heard anything from my first choice employer, Company B for an interview. I would love working for both companies, ...
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How much should I have to wait a day? [duplicate]

I have been taking a interview 3~4 weaks ago. But They does not any response. So I would like to send mail to them. But I'm not sure is this rude? What am I supposed to do?
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How do I ask for days-off to interview at a foreign country? [duplicate]

I am currently working full-time at a tech company in Paris and I am planning to relocate to London. I am in contact with some companies and shortly I will be accepting invitations to on-site ...
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Manager attempts to schedule first interview, but never responds [duplicate]

Yesterday, I got an email from someone at a company that I applied to. Almost an hour after applying. They said they were interested in phone interviewing me "later this week." I responded to their ...
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Disclosing your ASD status before job interview [duplicate]

Let me explain the context first... I'm a programmer with about 15 years of professional experience. I've got and Autism Spectrum Disorder, what doesn't harm my professional performance (rather the ...
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I'm looking for a new job because my current employer has failed to pay me [duplicate]

My current employer I've worked for for over a month has yet to pay me. They have set their business up to pay employees weekly so they are four paychecks behind. They claim they do not have the money ...
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interview omission [duplicate]

I am trying to get a job abroad for aprox. 1 year, In may I received an offer from an employer in my town. the job was a good opportunity if I remain in my town and country. still, I would like to ...
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Acceptable Interview Process? [closed]

So without going into great detail, I've spent approximately 8 hrs of my time meeting about a potential "jump up" (as stated by the hiring manager) in my career, simple department change in the tech ...
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What is the difference between interview and discussion

I applied for a job and they have invited me to their place for a discussion. They informed me there will be a technical discussion and a small project that I will have to do which is part of the ...
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Why do some multinational companies insist on recruiting by phone only? [closed]

I have had this problem for the second time since I started to look for employment. I submitted an application to a large multinational company by email, and they reply me that they are interested to ...
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Called by recruiter after final interview no offer nor rejection

Recently went in for a final round interview. I thought it went well. The next day I was called by the recruiter and was told that I was well liked by the whole team, but that I was the first person ...
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Interview: Know everything shallowly OR Know completely what you have dealt with [closed]

When preparing for an interview, what should be the best strategy ? To know basic concepts (primitive aspects of a language) and other topics shallowly So as one can show that his basics ...
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I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current boss know [duplicate]

I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current supervisor know I am looking elsewhere. However I want to put him as a reference because I know he will say positive things about me to ...
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How do you ask in an interview if there will advancement opportunities if you do not have a college degree

How do you ask in an interview if you will be qualified for an advancement in the future if you do not have a college degree? I know some companies do not let people without degrees advance
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Does the possibility of other job offers hurt my chances in interviews? [duplicate]

Situation: I'm a Computer Science student interning at company A, and I'm also interviewing with company B (preferred) for a fulltime job. Both are big tech companies, but are not competitors because ...
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Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview?

Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview? I'm not sure if this comes off wrong, or how I'd think of it, of ...
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Interviewing: can I demonstrate my ability to learn fast?

I'm currently interviewing for a web development job and so far every interviewer has asked to see my side projects/code samples. That's definitely a great thing ! At my current job (4y) I've been ...
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Forget to confirm your Interview Appointment

If you got an email from the job you have been waiting desperately for, and the email says to call to confirm your attendance no later than 12pm the day before your Interview, Should you still call to ...
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Application Confidentiality [closed]

I applied for a job and then made it to being one of the two finalists. I asked on the application that my current employer not be notified. After I did not receive the job a memo was then put out to ...
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Are there any available resources to practice business and engineering cases?

I am preparing for an technical interview where I will be asked a few brain teasers and I will be presented with business cases to analyze. While I am looking up information about real cases the ...