Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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To what extent does being late or early to a job interview due to extenuating circumstances have an effect on my chances?

I don't have a driver's license, and I doubt I'll ever be able to get one due to my Asperger's. I'm currently on the hunt for a job, and during the about 2 years in total (including previous job hunt ...
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Panic attack in interview: Just leave or explain?

I'm working as a Software Developer (mostly programming) for a few years now but am really unhappy in that company. So I want to change workplace, but potential upcoming interviews are making me ...
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can potential employers contact previous employers and ask for salary?

I know that they can ask anything but is a previous employer allowed to give out my previous salary. Basically, I'm trying to determine why new employers ask for 'your previous salary' if there is no ...
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under-1-year experiences in different industries - Explanation/Support for Strengths

I was an international student studying for Accounting in Canada and decided to stay while working. I am in my 20's (but faced no real age-discrimination) first position: small biz. Business/Tax ...
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How can we draft better profile for CV? [on hold]

I have very poor in English and I don't have idea how to write professional content for my CV so please help. I am mentioning my profile with dirty English. Company: Sooryen Active participant in ...
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How to avoid sounding like a pedant when answering interview questions which seem simple, but are actually complicated

One particular problem that gets posed a fair amount in interviews for software development positions is how to reverse a string. On the surface, this seems like a very straight-forward and fairly ...
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How can an employer best pay women and men equally? [on hold]

I know this question is a bit subjective but it is a very important question to discuss. How do you go about paying men and woman equally in an environment where experience increases the quality of ...
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Have an unofficial job offer from the company I want to work with but is it okay to say no to the other company? [duplicate]

I believe my situation might be different. I got two offers from company A & B. Both companies have been quite keen to hire me. Company B told me that they want to finalize everything by this ...
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Get a part-time job even though you have a full-time job

I have a full-time job, but i would also like to apply to a part-time job to supplement my income. Should I leave off my full-time job from my resume in order to 'dumb down' myself as to be considered ...
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Communication with HR recruiter after an interview [duplicate]

In case it matters I'm asking about US corporation. The somewhat long story short: I was contacted by a HR recruiter from a large US Health System who found my resume in their database and thought ...
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Landed a job recently but got an interview from another company. Should I proceed? [duplicate]

TL;DR I got a job a month ago and have an interview invitation at a better company. How do I proceed with this interview and stay ethical/professional? I used to freelance but it didn't always go ...
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What should I do if I'm asked an analytical interview question which I've previously solved?

In preparation for a technical job interview, it is fairly common for candidates to practice using example problems, with plenty of resources available for providing questions and answers for the ...
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To interview at another company (B) after accepting an offer from company (A) [duplicate]

I am in a little bit of fix. Recently I had been interview by a company "A", and received a job offer from them, which I formally accepted by signing. As with desperate candidates, I had applied to ...
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What can I conclude from interview length? [on hold]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...