Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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If a “Dr.” signs their email with the first letter of their first name, is it acceptable to address them by their first name?

I recently made a contact for a potential job offer, and I have been addressing him with the "Dr." (he holds a doctorate). Let's say his name is "George McKee", then on his blog, website, and ...
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When (if ever) in the interview process is it appropriate to recommend a colleague?

I am early in the interview process with a company, which is hiring for multiple roles. I suggested one role (not the same one I am interviewing for) to a former colleague of mine as I thought he ...
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How do I think like a programmer?

I have some technical interviews coming up. I am struggling to think like a programmer. Whenever I get an assignment, I always ask for help from professor or tutor and explain how to get started and ...
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Applying to two positions in the same company

I recently applied for a position in three separate divisions of the same company (goverment organization, actually). The organization is big enough that the respective managers would not know each ...
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How to address a Dr. who I just met, when others address them by first name?

I made a new connection for a potential job offer, and let's say is name is Dr. John Smith (he has a PhD). He refers to himself, and others refer to him, as "Dr. John Smith" on his website, blog, and ...
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What should I do in a information call from the company of my interest?

I am a Ph.D candidate going to pass out from my uni and I received a call from a company I adore very much and wish to join. I was told by the HR that this is completely a non-technical information ...
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How much should one promise in an interview [on hold]

In an software developer interview you are asked - we have lots of projects, I need you to deliver software from scratch, is that a problem? Some suggested answers: no problem at all If the spec is ...
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Can interview NDAs be abused by requiring me to provide burdensome / impossible documentation for subsequent work? [on hold]

I am a lifelong academic. Recently I requested a job interview at a tech company doing commercialization of some of the research in my field, and they sent me an NDA to sign (we're in the US). From ...
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When giving a salary expectation, should I give the amount that I want or a bit more? [duplicate]

In an interview or before an offer, when the interviewer asks me to specify my salary expectation, should I give the amount that I want and then not budge if they offer less, or should I say a few ...
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How can I ask a potential employer to show production code?

In my experience, managers and even employees at a potential employer tend to emphasize the commitment to quality in their company or their team during interviews. I am also routinely asked about my ...
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How to express that I would settle for an internship or contract/temp work while applying to a job?

I am starting the phone screen process for a software engineering position where I may be less qualified than they prefer. For example, I do not have one of their five bullets under their required ...
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Should I tell my boss if he asks that I will go to another company interview?

Lets say I am invited to another company interview. As I see often the interviewers call you to come at normal working hours. So then they assume that most companies can lets the worker go somewhere ...
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End of interview questions: how to diplomatically ask about the background of people working in the company? [duplicate]

Asking about the background of the interviewer is somewhat of a taboo question [1]. However, knowing the background (educational institution, degree) of the people in the company can help the ...
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Is it normal for an interview invitation to reveal other candidates' names?

I am in my university's co-op program and I am applying for jobs through an online job database. I recently received an email saying I was selected to be interviewed. The email listed the full names ...
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How to answer question on moving to another country for job?

I live in country X and recently I had applied to a few exciting job opportunities as a software developer in various organisations in country Y. Just this week, two of them called for a phone ...
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How should I bring up salary after several interviews where the company hasn't provided any information?

I am currently working, but looking to advance my career elsewhere. I began the hiring process, which has been extensive to say the least. After 6 interviews of various types - salary still hasn't ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of telling to the employer that I don't care for the salary? [closed]

Question: I've been thinking lately about the advantages and disadvantages of telling to the employer that I really don't care about the salary. I already tried this on my first job and the result is ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask a prospective employer why you were not chosen for the position? [duplicate]

I have had two interviews for the same position, yet I have not been chosen for the position. The interviewer doesn't even call my references. Would it be unprofessional to email the employer to ...
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To whom should I write the email?

Recently I had a phone call for a X position in a company. They interviewed me and asked if I would also accept the position Y. I said "Yes". Last week, I had a face-to-face interview in their ...
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Professionally handle inability to avoid loud background noise for phone interview?

I have recently scheduled telephone interviews but I am experiencing a noise problem. I currently work from my home which is in a dense neighborhood of a large, urban area. At any coffee shop, park, ...
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Work Experience Mistake on a Resume

About month-and-a-half ago, I submitted my resume and an application for an analyst position. I had some voluntary work experience which I listed under "Professional Experience." Later did I notice my ...
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How to hire a senior developer when no interviewer has that expertise? [duplicate]

I work for a small company that has a very small development team. Before I joined the company was just the one senior developer who has been at the company for almost 10 years and designed and built ...
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Why do some companies keep tough interviews but work is not that much challenging? [closed]

I am currently working in a small company and below is my interview experience: The interview was composed of challenging coding problems which included topics such as Dynamic programming, Tree ...
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How to respond to questions related to religion during an interview?

Recently, someone said to me that during interview with the HR, chances are they will also ask questions that are related to religious sentiment. I'm from India. What type of responses can I ...
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I have a software engineering job interview but no related work experience

I have a entry level software engineering job interview this Friday but no related work experience to mention on my resume. The interviewer(s) sent me two forms for me to fill out and there is a ...
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Is self-directed training the best way to tackle lack of training in the company? [duplicate]

I am an embedded developer who is undergoing his 4th year in his first workplace. The relationship with the companions is great, and I have no complaints at the moment for work conditions (timetable ...
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My voice gave the wrong impression in interviews (due to disability); how should I handle future interviews?

I was recently rejected from a job after several phone interviews, which is nothing new considering I'm a recent graduate, but I had received nothing but enthusiasm and positive feedback during the ...
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Is the content of a performance appraisal admissible content during an interview/on a resume

Is it acceptable to reference (or possibly provide copies of) performance appraisals during an interview (or as part of a resume), if one has gotten especially sterling reviews during performance ...
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How to enquire about the result of an interview? [duplicate]

I was interviewed at a company last week and was told that the result will be given within a week but I have not received a response. What should I do? How can I find out result?
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Being a college dropout how can I explain my two internship to HR? [closed]

I dropped out of college earlier in my first semester. I later applied to a internship using that college ID card which I successfully completed. This year I again enrolled in a cheap course to get a ...
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I was terminated for five years ago. Do I list it on an application/resume today? [closed]

I was at a job for about 10 months five years ago. I was terminated for a "he said, she said" disagreement with someone I worked with only one day. She had been there for nearly 10 years and so they ...
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Lying to get a job [duplicate]

I've been looking for a way to get into programming for about a year now. I have about 2 years experience with scripting and programming at home and have been working for an 'IT' company for nearly 2 ...
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How to explain “personality clash” as reason for termination

Background I have lost a job after five months, being told the reason is a "personality clash" in how I work, i.e. I "change too much stuff". Question Since I only was aware of the months-long ...
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I was fired from Admin. Asst. position, after 2 months from cut-throat company, for making a typo in an email to clients [closed]

Should I include this job in my resume. If future employers ask if I've been fired, what is the best thing to say? I was an administrative assistant I really didn't like working in an environment ...
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Possible feedback from the first phone interview [closed]

Yesterday, I had a technical phone interview from a company that I've applied for. At the end, they asked me if I have further questions regarding to job or the company. I asked them the next steps of ...
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repetitive interviewing at large selective tech companies [closed]

I've got about 15 years of experience in software engineering, and have worked for a handful of employers at this point. I've done my fair share of interviews at this point as well. Like many ...
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Is it always good to “try” to apply, despite a lack of spoken language skills?

My problem is language. My dream would be working in the UK, anyway although I have no particular problems in writing and reading, I have some lacks in spoken english. Right now there is a nice job ...
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Correct way to do an impossible task in written interview test

I had a programming test where was asked to do a particular problem. However, there was some kind of mistake in a problem as I was able to see that there can't be particular type of inputs for the ...
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Tricky Situation in Hiring Process [closed]

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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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 ...