Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Employer asking IT interviewee about his/her social life. Reasons and good answers?

What might be the reasons for an employer to ask an interviewee about the status of his social life. Especially when the interviewee is applying for an IT job, more specifically a programmer of a ...
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How to state in the cover letter that I left a job for a reason

After graduating I worked in my home country for one year to gain experience. Then I wanted to improve my English, so I went to Ireland for a 6 month internship. I didn't enjoy it there, so I didn't ...
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How to avoid aspects of workplace culture that are dealbreakers for me but minor to others?

I have a specific situation but I think maybe it can be generalized to many types of situations. The other day, I visited a friend from college (we work in the same field) at his office. It is an ...
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How employer ethical is it to interview a candidate in a public forum? (ex: a town meeting) Is it even legal? [on hold]

How ethical is it to interview a candidate in a public forum? ( ex: a town meeting).
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Interview question: “Finish this sentence - We're going to party like…”

Real question that was just asked in interview for a tech job: "Finish this sentence - We're going to party like..." What's the best answer for a curveball question like this? Is it better to go ...
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Salary range of $m to $n, depending on experience… Why?

I've seen a number of job openings that ask for this. The difference between m and n can be substantial. Why would a company do this? Is it to get the hopes up of a potential applicant, and then ...
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Is it usual that “expenses are not refunded in a case where an appointment is offered and then refused”? [on hold]

Suppose a candidate gets invited to a job interview, which requires transatlantic travel booked one week in advance. Is it common for the employer to state that "expenses are not refunded in a case ...
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Submitting resumes and taking interviews when only half considering leaving current position

I work in a position I am fairly happy with and am also reasonably happy with the location and pay, but I have this inkling I might be happier somewhere (physically) else and get paid more (including ...
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What should I tell the interviewer as to why I left a job after 4 months? [duplicate]

In October, I took a teaching job after leaving a school I had been at for 4 years. I left that job because I was frustrated due to a lack of behavioral support for the students. My new job is NOT the ...
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Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?

Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?. I intend to soon begin searching for a new job but i do not want to disclose the name of my ...
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What period of the year do companies distribute budgets to hire new consultants? [closed]

I am a recent graduate and working as a developer consultant right now. I am in the waiting-for-interviews period and I want to know if this is a good time for companies looking for new hires or if ...
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How should I explain being overqualified?

Let's say you apply for a job opening. Everything is good, you get along with the interviewer, you seem like a good personality fit with the team, you have the requisite skills, the work interests you ...
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Preparing for a software internship interview [closed]

I'm a 2nd year computer science student and have an in person interview with Yahoo in a couple of days for a co-op (internship) position. This is my first ever software related interview, ever. This ...
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How do companies usually cover travel expenses for final onsite interviews? [closed]

I'm in mid-stage interviews with a company in San Francisco. Currently I'm living very far from there, and I expect to get invited sooner or later for final onsite interviews. But I'm wondering how I ...
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Can I put Technology experience on my own/home if asked about skillset? [duplicate]

I am a Web developer with 1.6 years of experience. I worked on low level technologies which may pay me very less in future like Wordpress. Also I worked on middle skill technologies like PHP OOP 5.6 ...
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Does the company call me in a Skype interview or should I call them?

I'm having a phone interview in a little bit and I'm unsure: Does the company call me in a Skype interview or should I call them? Is there a convention in that sense? Unfortunately, no agreement ...
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(How) Should I mention I might need days off during interview?

I am currently searching for a full-time job, both for income and benefits. I have a couple job interviews already, however I also just finished applying to a large number of graduate schools ...
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Suggestion for Second Interview Letter

I recently had an interview online via Skype with a cruise line for the post of Tr Photographer, but received an email stating I was not selected. I have prepared a letter below requesting a second ...
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Informational interviews as a norm in the financial services sector

I am recent graduate student, having just secured a good position in a financial services firm that I love. I happened to hear from a company that found my resume online and want me to come in for an ...
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Which weak algorithmic strategies I have that lead me to failing coding this simple algorithm? [closed]

I am a graduate student in computer science who graduated recently from a famous university. I applied to my first software engineering job and I failed the technical interview by failing to answer ...
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Interview went great, HR is not following up, should I follow up with a call? [duplicate]

I went to a great company. There I had 5 interviews taken place by different people. I think all of them went really good, they seems impressed with me, one of them said that I have good knowledge. ...
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Unclear about security clearance question

I have a question regarding about the Security Clearance at a Air Force in US. I have phone interview next Monday and I do not possess a security clearance. Do jobs requiring a clearance require that ...
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how long should I wait to hear back? [duplicate]

I went to a job interview for a factory. (This is going to get confusing so bare with me) I applied for a machine operator, and they interviewed me for a line worker. Well after looking over my resume ...
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Is it better to ask or not send a thank you? [closed]

Recently, a friend had a Skype interview where they, unfortunately, did not catch the interviewer's name, though it was mentioned once at the beginning of the interview. The area is medicine, and ...
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Answering Technical interview problems: To what lengths? [closed]

One of the problems that I have always been pondering about is how to go about solving technical interview problems. For example, suppose I was asked, at an interview: Given an array of integers, ...
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Differences in Interview questions when interviewing with different management levels [closed]

Following along : This Question, I have researched my panel interviewers on the company website as well as on LinkedIn. I am interviewing for a entry level position with a financial institution. Two ...
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Suggestions for handling a panel interview - special considerations

I have a panel interview for an entry level position with a financial institution at the end of the week. Aside from the usual preparations such as the following: Researching the company and the ...
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Is it OK to contact the hiring manager of a company that asks for an interview?

I was recently asked for an interview (this past Friday) after submitting my resume to a job portal for some company. I got back to the HR with my availability, but she hadn't emailed me back even ...
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Use Moto 360 to reference Q's for interviewer [closed]

I have an interview for an internship at a large bank, I have 4 interviews with different VPs (Software engineering, technical team leader, systems managers). I have questions prepared in Google Keep ...
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Headhunter messed up setting up my interview

I received an email from a headhunter for a corporate job in the afternoon with the proposed phone interview time and responded that night I would be available during lunch or after work in their ...
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Programming in C on a whiteboard in interviews [duplicate]

I'm in for my first programming interview ever having done a Ph.D. in CS and previously only worked in academic positions. Therefore, I have a question about interviews at places like Google etc. I've ...
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Why to code on the board in a technical interview? [closed]

Why technical interviews are done on the board? I find it very stupid that they ask you for example to write a function that sums up the integers from a file, and to do that on the whiteboard and have ...
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Being Asked to Sit In on an Interview

I am a student co-op worker, which means I am working full-time for a company in my field (software engineering) in between semesters of classes. I am approaching the end of my first work period (it ...
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After an all-day interview does one send a follow-up/thank you note to every interviewer? [duplicate]

These answers suggest sending a thank-you note to an interviewer is a good idea: (1) Should a thank you letter be sent after an interview? (2) Send “thank you” email after phone interview? I ...
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“Toughest challenge ” question, mention illness? [closed]

I'm graduating at the end of this academic year and I have a gap of around two years on my resume before I started my Ph.D. at a top 10 program in my field. This was caused by diagnosed illness, which ...
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What to expect when interviewing with a recruiter

I am about to graduate with my Masters in Finance and am looking to work full time in the financial services sector. I am working with a recruiting firm to match me with potential clients. They ...
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Is it okay to quiz job applicants on their knowledge of a related field? [closed]

I'm the sole IT technician for a medium sized business and my workload has become too much for one person. So, hooray, I've been given the go-ahead to hire another tech to work underneath me. In ...
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Should I have to take a technical test for a change of position at my company of 4+ years? [closed]

I've been at my current company for just under four and a half years, working as a front-end web developer. I've recently applied for a new position within the company, essentially doing more ...
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Interview Question: How would you assess your own performance when working as part of a team?

I recently went for an interview for a job where I would be working as part of a team and I was asked the following question: "How would you assess your own performance when working as part of a ...
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Is it unprofessional to say “mm-hmm” on phone interviews? [closed]

I'm just curious about how to react when you're in a phone interview and the other side is talking non-stop for a long time. If I say "mm-hmm" then I believe it may sound too casual (i.e that's how ...
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Non-standard certifications. Are they credible? [closed]

There are a lot of major organisations like Linux, Oracle, Cisco, etc. that offer certification for completing a course. However, there are technologies for which there is no standard certification. ...
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Looking at social media sites for a interview

I have just recently been brought in as a technical adviser for my company's interview process. After taking a look at a stack of resumes I decided to google the people I was going to be interviewing. ...
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Professional reference: previous employer which I turned down the offer? [closed]

I am currently interviewing for a full-time position in a big company named A. A asked me for "professional references". Since my previous experience was an internship at another big company B, ...
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Is it ok to apply for junior jobs without time for preparation?

I'm an international CS master student in a German university and will finish in two months. Currently I'm writing my thesis. A lot of people are recommending me to start looking for jobs from now. ...
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What would be the best reason to take leave for attending an interview? [closed]

I work in a start up company and I am not happy with the working atmosphere here. This is my 7th month in this company and I need to quit. By the time I have to find another job for myself. Here we ...
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What are 'key business intelligence outputs' in the context of a public sector organization? [closed]

I have applied for a Business Intelligence Developer job in a healthcare-related public sector organization and been asked to give a short verbal presentation on the following: Organization A has ...
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How to bring up a tuition-related signing bonus?

My current company pays for my education, and I'm currently pursuing my master's. However, some parts of my job (which are non-negotiable required functions) require me to travel which has taken a ...
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Delayed job joining [closed]

I recently applied for a job and am close to getting an offer. The issue is that my current contract runs till june 2015 and during the HR interview phase I said that I could be available early 2015. ...
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Handling the salary expectation question [duplicate]

How would you answer to a question "what are your salary expectations/do you have a salary expectation?" if you don't want to give a number, but you want them to make the first offer? How could I ...
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Job Interview: Should I ask company about possible topics for interview?

I have a half day technical interview as a data scientist in the coming week but I was not told what the topics will be. Also the job description is a arch-typical generic data science description ...