Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Regarding notice period;getting interviewed by third company [duplicate]

I am going to complete my notice period with my current employer this weekend and going to join my second company next week. Meanwhile I am going thru' interview process of a third company which is ...
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How to balance job interest and salary negotiation techniques?

When interviewing there are several questions used to gage an applicant's interest in a the job / organisation. "Why do you want to work here" etc. The correct answer shows a passion and excitement ...
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Send example of my work after interview based on questions from interview?

I applied for a job some time ago and the company has contacted me and I had an interview over Skype. First part of interview was great, I answered all questions easily and they were pleased. For the ...
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I scored low on the Technical Test, but they offered me a Job?

I interviewed for a PHP Developer's position earlier in the week, my experience is in C#, so my knowledge of PHP is extremely limited. But I went for the position anyway, because if I didn't turn up ...
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How to answer an interview question about national politics?

Currently in Egypt we have a big mess in our national politics, lots of elections, new constitutions and such. Some companies now ask questions to determine the political preferences of candidates, ...
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Did not get job even after accepting offer letter?

I had a question about not getting a job even after I sign the offer letter and the company accepts it. Let's say that I accepted the offer letter in emails and they even replied, welcoming me to the ...
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Didn't hear back from the company after confirming Skype Interview. Good Sign or Bad Sign?

So I receive an email from a company asking me for a Skype interview, I confirm it but I never hear back from them regarding any confirmation from their side. That's almost a week ago. Moreover, I ...
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I'm not liking the work I'm doing, and I've been in the position for only 3 months

First, some background: I've been in my current position about 2.5 months The position is a software development position, but my degree is not in software development (industrial engineering). I ...
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Is it okay to ask my interviewer to sponsor my travel? [duplicate]

I would have to travel for an interview and costs are coming up to $300 (CAD). That cost includes train tickets, stay, and food according to my calculations. So my question is, is it okay to ask ...
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Reveal to organisation regarding notice period while candidature in progress

I have 7 days left to join an organisation meanwhile I am being interviewed by a second organisation and which might pay well. Should I tell the second organisation that I have 6-7 days left so they ...
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What do I do when I have an interview with company B during my work period with company A and the HR in company B is unresponsive to my email?

I am currently working for company A in the form of a contract, until August. I just started a week ago in company A. Today and I received an interview from company B and ask me to have an interview ...
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What's a good way to qualify offshore consultants?

I've been tasked with interviewing several offshore consultants in sequence for proper job skills, and given a short amount of time to prepare. I've got 6 candidates to interview. I get a half hour ...
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Interviewed for govt. job; HR wants *official* transcript [on hold]

So I interviewed for a U.S. local government job via phone on July 10. Prior to the interview the hiring manager explicitly asked for a faxed copy of my transcript, so I sent her one. I didn't hear ...
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Is it normal to have 4-5 hour interview for junior programmer position ? [duplicate]

I have been to a few interviews and the max they have gone is 1.5 hours. But there is this one interview that could take 4-5 hours. I wonder why companies need to interview a junior developer for so ...
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Followup after a phone interview?

I had a short phone interview with the head of a small company this morning, it was more of a "see-who-this-person-is" type of call prior to meeting in person. The call ended with us agreeing to meet ...
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How to bring up a bad GPA in a interview

Suppose in an interview somebody asks you about your undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). If it is very low what should you say? Also suppose your graduate school GPA is very high. Could I somehow ...
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Asking a potential employer about internet restrictions

In an interview, how can I ask the question (without significant negative effects on how the interviewer views me) "Do you restrict and monitor internet access of your employees, and if so, in which ...
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How to explain the experience I have gained in three years is greater than the time implies [on hold]

My question relates to the link below. I actually printed out one of the replies on that thread for rereading later on. For the most part it provided me some comfort in my current situation, but I ...
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Am I missing something in my answer to “where do you see yourself in X years?”?

I'm a junior/grad software developer. With most interview questions, I can answer and have a reasonable idea of whether I gave a good answer or not. With this question, I know I'm not giving a ...
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Is there a way to get back in the running with Google? [on hold]

I had an interview with Google some time back; I believe this was a "just folks" interview rather than "we think you're overqualified" (although I am overqualified--very overqualified, in a way Google ...
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Is it bad to answer “Why/how did you get into that job” with “Because I just wanted a job”

My first job coming out of school was working as a Lab Technician, testing Tarmac for road construction. I didn't necessarily "want" that job, but after school I didn't want to continue learning ...
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Asked “Why are you looking for a new position” Did I answer wrong?

Today during an interview I was asked why I'm looking for a new position. I gave the honest answer that I'm looking for new challenges, where I am just isn't challenging anymore. The interviewing ...
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How do you counter the argument that “Arrogance isn't a blocker”? [closed]

We (a group of developers and managers) were discussing whether we should hire a certain candidate. There were several interviewers from different nations (American, Britain, and the Middle East). ...
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As a job seeker, is it worth applying for jobs where they ask me to do some code in my own time, as opposed to conventional interviews?

While as a potential job seeker it is probably advisable to do every interview you get, is it worth treating interviews where you get a coding project with the same priority as an interview where you ...
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Applying for 2 different jobs in same company?

I have registered with 2 recruiting companies few months before. Now I have been called from both recruiting companies for 2 different vacancies, but same Employer. For 1 vacancy my CV has shortlisted ...
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How to tell a prospective employer they are a second choice

When looking for a job, how do you politely handle the situation when you have two hopeful offers (e.g. have had several interviews with both companies), and you need to say "the offer sounds great, ...
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When to let potential empoyers know I'm trans?

As a bit of background, I'm a rising high school senior in the Boston area. I plan on skipping college and going straight into a career of software development, most likely sticking around Boston. ...
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Change from Marketing field to IT [closed]

What could be best answer for changing the track from Marketing to IT?
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Why do companies not want to hire over qualified people?

I've heard stories of how people looking for jobs have been turned down by companies because they are over-qualified, even when they are willing to take a (sometime substantial) pay-cut. Why do ...
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Asking a potential employer about their marijuana policy

I’m interviewing for a position in Colorado that has a startup feel. Although marijuana is recreationally legal, how do you go about asking them about their policy regarding it? Clearly, you can see ...
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Interview questions for a web developer / BI analyst [closed]

I'm interviewing some candidates for a web development and BI analyst role and need some ideas regarding good questions to ask them. Traits I'm specifically looking for are: Ability to look at ...
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Verbal offer of employment, letter of confirmation with offer not sent, due to start work Monday next

Last week Monday I got a call from a company I recently interviewed with and I was told that the position was offered to me. The person who called told me that they would be sending me a letter of ...
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I had an interview a week ago [duplicate]

I had an interview a week ago and I wrote a letter about 5 days ago to let them know how good the interview was and how exited I am to get the job. I had a response that they will let me know by ...
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Problem with less skilled interviewer

What should I do if the interviewer is not more knowledgeable than me, but rejects me saying I am not strong in certain subjects?
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Would it ever be inappropriate to wear a suit to an interview?

Recently a wore a suit to an interview at a place with a fairly casual dress code. They joked a little about it--"Uh oh! Are you a tax collector?"--but overall I think they appreciated it (and I ended ...
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How do I give reference for a potential workplace if my reason for leaving my previous workplace was due to management? [duplicate]

Perhaps it might be better if I start out with some background first and that might give everyone a bit of an idea on where I'm coming from. I will be omitting all names here just in case. I work for ...
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Technical Position, but Questions About Temperament [closed]

As a hiring manager for a technical position, I am of course interested in the technical abilities of the candidates. I am also looking for a good fit for the team and the development of my ...
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Should you address a specific person in your cover letter at all cost?

Recently I read this specific advice on writing a cover letter reiterated in different forms many times: Address your cover letter directly to the hiring manager or recruiter. Nothing says ...
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Is it appropriate to interview a candidate for the role which is senior to me?

I am working as lead developer for my current client. My client is planning to build their own in-house software application. I believe my skillset and experience level is not sufficient for this, so ...
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Is it legal to ask about religion when talking to a potential business partner? [closed]

I understand that topics such as religion, race, age, etc are off limits in an employer / employee interview. However, are such topics allowable for discussion between potential business partners? I ...
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How can I politely ask a recruiter of a start-up firm about on-time salary?

I have received an offer from a firm which is more of a start-up nature. Since they are willing to make a good offer I am a lil' apprehensive of the credibility of the same. I continue to wonder ...
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Should i wait or call after 2 weeks of application? [closed]

I have applied for a federal job that I am extremely interested in. I already contacted the HR there by phone within 5 days of applying, to check on the progress. I was told that within 2 weeks they ...
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Recruiter said will call this afternoon [closed]

Recruiter and I have been in contact since I interviewed with the regional manager. Had a phone interview, then interviewed with manager, and finally with regional manager. He said they needed to push ...
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Interview Under Pressure [duplicate]

Recently I went to a number of job interviews. In all of them, the interviewer asked me to solve either some logical riddles and/or some professional questions. For me, the problem was that they ...
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Observing the replacement interview- requested by the employee that is leaving

The employee that's leaving has a request and that is to observe the interview process as part of his professional development. Is this something commonly asked? I haven't heard of it. Please share.
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Conflict of interest for job interview

I'm struggling with a potential conflict of interest regarding an upcoming job interview. I'll state it in terms of the two conflicting interests: Interest 1: I'm a software engineer (15 years ...
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Is sending thank you note going to make or break you?

I just finished an interview with 8 people. It was a day long interview. I am not sure if sending a thank you note would increase my chances of being hired. Also, is it usually a voting process? Or ...
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Mobile developer intern interview questions [closed]

I was wondering if someone could shed some light on what a Mobile Developer (internship) interview can be like? What kind of questions might be asked? Thank you!
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Applied for an internal position - too forward to email hiring manager?

I currently have a job for which I have received performance awards. My same job--same duties and responsibilities--opened up in the same company, but in my hometown city. I am anxious to go back to ...
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Consequences of being greedy about salary in interview?

I am looking for entry level jobs in software development. I am not very experienced in handling salary negotiations during an interview. I have thought of a simple strategy - Estimate your market ...