Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Why is it not a good idea to “badmouth” a previous employer?

My life is miserable at the company I work for. I'm in the tech industry in an organization with one of the best companies in the world, yet the workplace I'm in is completely toxic. People seriously ...
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Is It Proper To Put Code In Slides For Technical Presentation for Interview?

Im doing a technical presentation for a job interview and the topic is the following: Minimizing Real-Time Data Stream Latency: Node.js and Asynchronous Operations I've done some very thorough ...
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Does it look too bad if I apply for a different position (in different department) at a firm where I am being considered for a position?

I am currently awaiting to hear a feedback regarding the final interview I had for a position but I just saw another position that closely matches my interest and line of education & work in a ...
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Technical phone interview coming up for software engineering

I'm not sure whether it's okay to state the company name or not, but I'll say that it's an aerospace company. They sent an e-mail saying these topics will be tested. The interview will be technical ...
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Shake hands with how many people?

When the interview is over, I usually shake hands with everyone. This time, there was a jury of 8 people. Time was limited to 45 minutes. Surely they want to take notes etc. before the next candidate ...
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Reschedule interview after saying I will be unavailable?

I got a voicemail from an interviewer 2 days ago (because I didn't pick up twice) asking if I'm available for an interview the next morning. Unfortunately, I was busy doing work and I had other ...
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Bad timing of job interviews [duplicate]

I am finishing up an internship at a company and I have applied for an open position there. I have gone through the interview process and I am waiting for their final answer next week. It is a good ...
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How does one handle split-minded people?

Let me give you some back story. Recently a kickass tech company offered internships when they visited our campus. Everyone applying for the internship was to go through the campus' screening process ...
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How effective is it to let the interviewers do the talking?

I have gone through a good number of interviews lately and I have noticed that employers love to talk about themselves. They love telling me how their company works, how the system is designed, what ...
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Interview behavioral question: “you're still young”

I had an interview last week. I aced almost every 'riddle' they asked me and prepared well for the behavioral questions i expected. However, one last question ruined it all. Since I am just 19 years ...
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How many thank you emails if interviewed with same person every time?

I just got done with my 3rd and final interview today. I have sent thank you emails twice before. Is three times too much?
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Is interviewing a potential peer any different from a normal interview, and are there any particularly useful questions to ask?

I work at a web services company, and am being asked to interview a candidate who, if hired, would be my peer. I've never conducted any interview before, let alone someone who would be my peer, and ...
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Two interviews at once

I've recently applied for two similar positions at the same company, and after having passed phone interviews for both opportunities, the managers of both positions scheduled an interview at their ...
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Reply to question “why did you specialize in that?”

At a job fair I was talking to a recruiting agent and he asked what I am getting my degree in. I said computer science with a specialization in networking and communications. He asked what made me go ...
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HR telling my manager about an interview

I have an interview for a company that has an agreement with my company not to take client's but I am only an apprentice. If the company the interview is with ask permission from my company's HR ...
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promised skype interview twice recuiter never called [closed]

I'm so pissed! I've been in contact with the hr director of a big company whom promised me twice an interview on Skype but never called. I'm wanting some help on writing an email explaining how ...
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Interview: How to respond to questions about salary?

I recently had a phone interview with a company that I had applied to. I believe it was with an HR person. She asked 1) How much do I want to make in this position I'm applying for and 2) How much do ...
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Job interview with nystagmus

I'm facing the prospect of my first serious job interview. I've graduated recently and am looking for a job in engineering. While I'm not too worried about the interview questions, there's one minor ...
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How to handle a person who doesn't put effort in the project?

This is partly an interview question and partly a real life scenario. I was part of a six people project. One particular student would constantly not come to meetings citing one excuse or another. I ...
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Not getting confirmation for an internship

I had an interview for a internship last week. They told me, I will get the internship and I will get an email from their recruting manager "the next days". Now 9 days have passed and I haven't ...
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Should I approach an interviewer before a decision has been made?

I am in a bit of a conundrum here. I was interviewed in person by a panel of 5 interviewers(1 on 1, 5 hours back to back technical) last Friday. Today is the 4th day(Thursday here as I write this ...
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Can I rely on an interviewer to not let me qualify for a position that I cannot fulfill?

I have been a freelancer for about 3 years now in web development, SEO and PPC. I have spent the last 18 months honing my skills in SEO & PPC. I have now come to the realisation that I need to be ...
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I followed up with the HR regarding my onsite interview. I did not get a chance to ask for timeline during the interview. Did I commit a blunder?

I know a lot of questions have already been asked regarding the amount of time one should wait before following up on an interview. My case is a bit different. Timeline : Had an interview on Friday ...
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What's the most effective way to schedule interviews around an inflexible job?

I currently work in a position that is very inflexible and very highly structured. I come in for work at 8:15, and I can't really leave the building again until my shift ends. Problem is, it is a ...
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How much should I insist on a job? [closed]

I would love to have a certain job in another company, they did the initial phone interview and then nothing happened from there. I think I'm not very good at interviews, not because I get too ...
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two weeks after interview [duplicate]

I applied for a position online, and got a call from the HR manager from the head office three days after for a telephone interview. This went well and two days after I was invited for a face to face ...
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What general questions can I expect on an in-person developer interview? [closed]

I sent my resume in to this very small company and I was able to get a phone interview with them. I passed the phone screen questions (tell me about yourself, some questions about programming, linux, ...
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How to respond to interview questions that are on topic but very bizarre, and asking for clarification doesn't help

I had an interview for an IT position with the government and it had some very bizarre questions: list components of software and hardware (do you just want a random list?) define spam and firmware ...
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How to help a nervous candidate recover?

I have a candidate who had two excellent phone screens, but when he showed up for an interview, was shaking due to nerves. Despite his obvious nervousness, he did well enough in the first hour, ...
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No more interviews - when to negotiate salary?

Although this is similar to the "When is the right time to negotiate a salary?" questions, I've found myself in a slightly unusual situation, at least by my own experience. I've applied to a large ...
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Can I use this employer as a reference?

I have recently got a call for an interview and was asked to provide legal documents along with contact details of my 2 references. Problem is I don't have many people I can use for references, I put ...
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last minute change in interview schedule [closed]

I have had an interview scheduled for over a week. I was told it would take 3 hours by 2 people with the company. I received email that it was changed to 2 hours. It was late evening email. I am ...
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Messed up the Google timed coding assignment [closed]

I had prepared quite well for Google and Facebook kind of interviews which focussed on algorithms and problem solving. Google sent me a timed coding assignment of two problems which I had to solve in ...
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Does talking about a “next step” (post an onsite interview) mean positive feedback?

I interviewed onsite with a company early last week. The total number of rounds were 2 Phone + 5 onsite. I got an email reply to my "Thank you" mail saying I could expect to hear back from them ...
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What if I tell my potential employer I don't want to “haggle”?

I have been interviewing with a company for about a month for a position I'm excited about. I would like the job, but I have also made it clear that I am comfortable at my current job and am not ...
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Note taking during Interview

During an interview, its important to show one's enthusiasm and interest in the job applied for. Taking brief notes in an interview shows the candidate is focused, and engaged and provides material ...
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Participating in Annual Review WHILE in negotiations for new position elsewhere. Make unhappiness known?

My current company has no idea I'm looking for other opportunities and quite honestly, I think they'd be blindsided if I resigned, mostly because this is the type of company where people stay for 10+ ...
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How to decline onsite interview due to financial reasons?

I'm from Eastern Europe and I've been applying to UK's companies for a graduate software developer position. I have been invited to face to face interview, however the company does not offer any ...
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Should I tell interviewing company I got laid off when between two sets of interviews with them?

I had a few interviews with a company which were very promising and then I got laid off at my current job which I had for 4 months. I have another set of interviews with the interviewing company this ...
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What does it mean when a recruiter says he/she will check in every few months?

I have had this experience before and I've also heard other people saying the same. People were contacted by some recruiter directly from the company and after a phone interview about general job ...
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Would it be okay to apply for jobs stating in the cover letter that I'll only be able to do interviews a month after?

Here is my timeline : May 29 : End of current contract and decided not to accept if offered an extension June 1-25 : I'll be overseas for a vacation June 26 onwards : Back to hometown Given this, ...
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Gracefuly backing out of an onsite interview [duplicate]

My question is slightly different from this one: How should I phrase an email and/or conversation that I need to back out of an interview? I have an onsite interview with a company (Company A). They ...
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Is it ethical to cancel an interview if the company has already paid for my travel expenses/

If I've agreed to do a final interview where the company is flying me out, but I've decided that the company is not a fit for me and that I am certain to reject any offers, should I cancel the ...
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Preparing questions to ask potential employer when interviewed multiple times?

The application process of the companies I apply to typically involve about 6 interviews, including some interviews with people not on the team I'd be working with. Each interviewer leaves some time ...
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Importance of the average mark [duplicate]

As suggested in this comment on academia.stackexchange.com, I'm moving my question here: I'm doing my master's degree in computer science in a university in Germany. Unfortunately, I'm not one of the ...
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Interviewing when hiring manager is relatively new to the process

Throughout the hiring process, I have interviewed many times with different hiring managers, but these people were relatively experienced in the interviewing process. Many types of interviewers can be ...
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Mention studying leaked documentation in interview

I am interviewing in a few days for a position requiring some skills I am currently missing. This can be solved by reading one of their manuals, which are supposed to be for sale as far as I ...
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You need at least 1 more week, yet your boss wants you to finish a task today. What would you do? [closed]

2 years ago I was asked the following question during an interview: Your boss wants you to finish a task today, yet you do know you will need at least 1 more week till you're done with the task. ...
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Writing on resume while interviewing somebody

Our HR rep recently set up some interviews for external candidates to an open position and I was asked to participate. I was emailed a resume, but I was told very clearly (by the person in HR) that I ...
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Ok to ask for GPA?

A co-worker and I were going through several resumes that we received from college job boards, and we came across one that looked pretty good, to the point that we would want to interview him. ...