Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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What can I conclude from interview length?

I've been interviewing for a couple positions lately. The industry is much in favor of the employee in my country: there are far more positions than specialists and wages are sky high compared to ...
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Is it common to be asked to perform a 48-hour “development exercise” during the interview process for an IT job?

In the early stages of interviewing for a web UX/UI developer position, I've been informed there will be a "development exercise" which is to be completed over 48 hours and returned to the company. I ...
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How Honest Should I Be in An Exit Interview? [duplicate]

I am currently about 2 weeks away from my final day at my current job and I was wondering how honest I should be in my upcoming exit interview with my CEO. Some background, we are a really small ...
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Is A Corporate Career Possible When Falsely Accused? [on hold]

A few friends and I discussed the recent case of Paul Nungesser, who's been accused of rape, yet was exonerated by the NYPD. I will not link the NC-17 texts, but I can see why the NYPD came to their ...
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How to explain a long (4 years) employment gap?

My partner was laid off during the peak of the recession (2011) from his job as a technical illustrator. He is currently 50 years old, and still looking for a job in that field. He's literally been ...
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Do companies see having employees who live close to the office as an advantage? [on hold]

I was just contacted by a company whose offices are two minutes walk from my flat. Now let's assume that I am interested in the job and get to the interview stage. For me the location is obviously a ...
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What is a good pay for a Part Time, Remotely-Working Full Stack Intern? [duplicate]

I am a senior in High School, but I have passed Freshman College programming classes, and have a lot of experience with website work. I am currently looking at a Full Stack Internship offer where I ...
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How do I manage my company's interactions with a company I interviewed with?

At some point in the past I considered leaving my job for a different job at a non-competing company. The interview went well, but I decided not to take the job. My boss doesn't know I considered ...
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Is it considered rude or bad if I politely refuse to have lunch offered by the interviewer?

I had a job interview that was originally scheduled before lunch. However, their interview with the previous candidate overran considerably and since we are Muslim and have prayers on Friday, they ...
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How can I justify applying for 2 very different jobs within one organisation?

I have an interview upcoming at an organisation that I interviewed with (and got rejected) a few weeks ago. The jobs are very different, 1 was in teaching and training and this one is in management. ...
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How does one deal with multiple interviews? [duplicate]

Suppose a person is getting multiple on-site interviews while working at another position. Is it acceptable to take multiple days off work to attend the on-site interviews?
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Is it a good idea to accept a Lead Developer position with overly diverse requirements?

I am working on an offer with a recruiter where the position is to have: managerial responsibilities (firing/hiring recommendations, meetings) software engineering function (lead a team of ...
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I have a long interview coming up and am trying to figure out what to expect

I am a recent CS grad and I have a job interview for a Jr. Dev position in a few days. I initially spoke with the someone at the company on the phone for around 20 minutes and then was contacted by ...
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How to Motivate Interns

We are a local gov't organization, who gets batches of Interns to help with specific help desk. These Interns are college students from local university who are required to do internship. If they have ...
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Technical phone interview: Right Answer, wrong Question [closed]

I recently had a technical phone interview where I misunderstood the question being asked but coded my version of the program correctly (in collabedit). It was too late in the interview before he told ...
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Should you announce you have a stutter before an interview?

I've had a mild stutter/stammer since my childhood and occasionally it'll show during a phone interview. I can be completely calm & relaxed during an interview and still stutter and there isn't ...
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Accidentaly organized two job interviews for overlapping, how to communicate to minimize loss? [duplicate]

Thus, the problem is that I mistakenly changed a week row in my calendar. And now, I have two job interviews (by different companies), on the same time. Unfortunately, I acknowledged soon my presence ...
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In depth technical interview on a subject of my choice

I'm looking for advice for a particular upcoming interview. I've been told that I will have an interview where the interviewer goes deep on a technical subject of my choice. The majority of my work ...
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Is it okay to tell the preferred company that you have received other job offers?

I have recently applied to Company A. I have gone through the 1st and 2nd interview and everything seems to be going well. In the 2nd interview, the senior manager told me that HR would get back to me ...
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Is it appropriate to let a slow moving recruiter know that you are interviewing with other employers? [duplicate]

I interviewed with a recruiter from a large firm more than 2 weeks ago. She had expressed that the hiring director had seen my resume wanted me to be screened. The recruiter is an employee of the ...
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Is it a common tactic to bluff about a job offer? [closed]

Specifically, I am wondering if it is common to bluff about a job offer in order to encourage a company I am interviewing with to make an offer sooner. What are some unforeseen consequences of doing ...
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What possible questions should I ask the interviewer if I have already worked with them and know them?

Long story short, I asked my manager at the company I interned with (I interned with them for 6 months) about any opportunities and he asked me come in for an interview for a full time position. ...
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What factors influence how long the interview process takes?

I'm currently in an interview process of an American game company. But I found it's a long process, here is what I've got: This startup company was found in 2013, it has about 50 to 60 employers. ...
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How to communicate relevancy of my degree to interviewers?

As I mentioned in my previous question, I'm looking for a job. Now that I started with job interviews, I fear I'll face a very uncomfortable and stressing situation. As soon as I finished high school ...
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How can a candidate politely ask for an update on an unreturned callback? [duplicate]

The subject might be all you need to understand the essence of the question, but for some context of my personal situation please read on: I asked in an interview: ‘What would be your main concern ...
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Upper manager wants to meet informally to discuss employment possibilities

I want to get a job at a prestigious company. I recently discovered that a friend of a friend is a top manager there with lots of power and responsibility, i.e. he has the last word in deciding ...
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Using employer's resources while job interviewing?

I'm currently employed, and have been with the same company A since grad school (6 years). After applying for a job at company B, I've been invited to an on-site interview in 19 days. It is a software ...
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How to be open to multiple positions without looking desperate for a job

I am a first year student and, while looking for internships and/or placements, I came across the question "what do you want to do?", coming from companies that have multiple positions/divisions. ...
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When interviewer asks interviewee if he has any questions, is it preferred that interviewee only ask “deal breaker” questions?

Suppose I am being interviewed and during the end of the interview, the people interviewing me ask me if I have any questions for them. At this point, should I only ask "deal breaker" questions ...
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Do out-of-state interviews do drug tests on site?

I've been unemployed and job searching the past few weeks. I have a medical marijuana card which I stupidly utilized during this break. Now that I have hit my final interview, I'm a little concerned. ...
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Multiple interview dates offered. Should I choose one or let the company decide?

I have been contacted for an interview. The company has proposed 2 different dates, and stated that they wait for my response to define the interview date. If I am available on both the days, should ...
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How will an arrest during my teens affect my background check?

I'm 20 and living in California. I have just passed all the interview stages for a Wells Fargo teller position. All I need to complete the interview process is the background check. However I'm ...
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Does work experience only count after graduation?

Is it true (when applying for a position that requires work experience) that only years of experience after graduation count? If someone had a chance to join a company as a developer even before he ...
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Is it a good idea to ask for a significantly lower salary than the median to increase the chances of an offer?

I applied for a bunch of software positions and when they asked me for what I was looking for in a salary range, I went for basically undercutting their average salaries I saw online by about $30k. ...
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Small Company Postpones Final Interview, should one be cautious?

I recently had a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview and assessment with a small software development company (less than 20 people), the company itself is less than three years old. ...
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Got my first job. How do I politely turn down the call for an interview by another employer?

I recently got my first job and I have accepted the offer. Another employer who had previously put my application on hold wants to interview me now. How can I politely turn down the call for ...
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How can I find out from an interview if the manager is a micromanager?

I am about to go into an interview in a few days for a job in the IT field. My current employer is a micromanager and I am wanting to make sure this new employer is not. What kind of subtle questions ...
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How to prepare for an interview for a different position than I applied for?

A few weeks ago I applied for a junior position. Everything went great, from the group interview to the personal interview with the manager. Yesterday they contacted me and told me that they are ...
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Is it good idea to send email to HR highlighting achievements?

I am looking forward to switch to some better organizations. 2 weeks ago I gave a very thorough technical interview at a company and I did well in it. I was called for final meeting with GM a few days ...
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Big move for a new job - how to make sure I'd fit well?

Today I had a phone/video interview for a position in another town, quite a bit away from where I live. I'd be okay to move there, my wife has lived there for a while and we know it's nice, our kids ...
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Unavailable for a phone interview and they haven't called back to reschedule. How to remind them politely?

I could not attend a telephonic interview since I was in a driving class when they called. I have since sent them an email apologizing and provided a better time at which she could call me (at their ...
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Including follow up salary information in a thank you email?

During an HR interview over the phone (but this is well into the process, I've met with 7 people already in the past weeks I've progressed to the final round next week) I was asked point blank "what ...
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What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews?

I am asking from the perspective of interviewer but am also interested in views from interviewee perspective if they can help. Are there certain positions where an in-person interview is preferred ...
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why is interviewing at software companies such a pretentious affair? [closed]

Could someone explain why is interviewing at software companies such a pretentious affair? Why do they ask questions like why are you interested even when sometimes they are the ones who initiate the ...
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Is it appropriate, while initial screening, the HR asks about your age?

I'd received a call from an HR of a consulting firm a couple of days back. Along with my current CTC, expected CTC, she also asked a question about my DOB. I'm a female. I had never encountered such ...
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Should I use a technical challenge when hiring for a junior position?

My team is looking to expand and we are ready to hire two junior developers to become permanent members of our group. We won't mind a graduate just off college with a basic understanding of ...
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Best time to tell your manager that you are quitting issue

Before you downvote this question due to the fact that other similar exist, pay attention to my specific problem: I know that is best to keep it a secret when you are having interview for another job ...
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What should I say about health problems that impact my interview performance?

Here's the general question: how should I approach job interviews when experiencing physical health problems which negatively impact my ability to perform at an interview? What do I disclose or not ...
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As an employer, what's the optimal number of interviews to hold?

I want to know if there's any research out there on the optimal number of times you should call candidates in for an interview. Failing that, I'll hear personal opinions. One of my coworkers at the ...
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Wasn't given time to ask questions in interview and now given job offer

Yesterday I had a job interview doing software development for a branch of the government. Though it went well, I was certain I didn't get the job as they were looking for someone who was highly ...