Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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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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Unable to get away from 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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Accepting a job offer without paper documentation? (with final update) [closed]

FYI: The person to whom I refer is a recent college graduate. Someone who is close to me is currently pursuing an Administrative Assistant position at an unnamed company. She had a first interview ...
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How to respond to “What are your career goals?” if the answer implies that I might quit within the first year? [closed]

I want to apply to graduate school and will finish my undergraduate studies this year. Before knowing the results of my graduate school applications, I planned to get some work experience so I applied ...
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Citizenship question in an interview

I've heard that in the US it is not legal to ask an interviewee about their citizenship. However, in order to get security clearance a candidate must only be a US citizen (if they are dual citizens, ...
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How do I tactfully apply and interview at other companies when the law mostly is against your odds?

Background: I work as a Software Engineer in South Korea through a program known as SIP1 (Skilled Industrial Personnel). It's a highly selective program where Korean males who must serve a mandatory ...
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How to properly assess work pace and “strategy/plans-changing culture” of a new company or industry? [closed]

Short story: I enjoy fast-paced work but cannot keep up with unplanned tasks or frequent unpredictable changes of plans at the company, as this makes it hard for me to schedule and enjoy my personal ...
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How to increase interview calls from the recruiter? [closed]

I am a fresher and completed the following: B.E(CS) june 2014 pass out. Java/J2EE course in an institute. Oracle Associate Level Java Certification 1Z0-803 (pursuing). Have 2 months of work ...
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How should I prepare for an interview in the same department [duplicate]

I've been working for a few years with the same team of 20-30 developpers and I want to apply for a new job within the same department. Means I'm going to be interviewed by a boss that already knows ...
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Should I leave/resign? (3 companies for 2+ yrs experience) [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am planning to resign/leave soon. Before anything else, this is my job history: 1st Job - 1yr 6months - reason for leaving: Looking for better ...
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How to attend interviews and exams while employed in a strict company during weekdays (8am - 5pm)?

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am about (or planning) to resign/leave my current employer soon. But I got some difficult situations (for me) applying for new job while employed in ...
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Two onsite interviews, how to handle travel expenses?

I have been invited for on-site interviews by two companies, A and B, in different but not too distant countries. I don't really know how to take care of the travel expenses. Should I explain to both ...
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Haven't heard back from the recruiter after Skype interview. What's a good way to word my enquiry? [duplicate]

I had a Skype interview on a Friday(last week) and the interview was for a job abroad. The interview went fine fortunately I could answer most questions correctly. In the end I discussed how the ...
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How should I tell an interview candidate “the whole truth”?

I'm interviewing candidates to work in our company. They ask about the outlook of the company. I have some premonition about the direction the company is going, but to candidates I only talk about ...
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How to start & who should start first interview over Skype? [migrated]

I'm new to freelancing and I recently sent a few proposals for jobs. Two clients (individuals, not companies) asked me for my Skype id and added me on Skype, but no one has interviewed me yet. What ...
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Interview: Should I admit to a typo on my resume?

I realized I made a typo on my resume after submitting. Instead of writing: Engineer in Training I wrote: Engineering in Training Luckily the typo is on the second page of my resume so it ...
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Interviewing a potential employee, asking about commute

I'm looking to hire a part time employee. I looked on Craigslist and saw a resume that looked like a good candidate. One thing that concerned me was all of his positions were in Maryland and ...
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Dressing for an interview based on who is interviewing [duplicate]

I am currently going through the interview process with a digital agency. The role I am interviewing for is that of a Lead Developer/Analyst whose core responsibilities would be to: Represent the ...
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I'm helping interview for a technical position for which I don't have direct experience; what to ask? [duplicate]

My company is hiring for a technical specialty which is quite different from my own. I really can't speak to candidates' specific skills, but I can ask more general questions about preferred work ...
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'Failed' take home coding test - should I resubmit?

I was given an opportunity to apply for an internal Junior dev position within the company I am working at (they would not have considered me due to my degree otherwise) I come from a non-CS/SoftEng ...