Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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What can a felon do to improve his chances of getting a job? [duplicate]

In general, what are some suggestions that a felon should follow in order to find work. In regards to resume, communication, disclosure, and so forth. My specific situation is that I'm a statistician ...
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Appropriate attire for interview at tech company [duplicate]

I'm concerned about appropriate attire for a female interviewing for a creative marketing position within a relatively new tech company. I don't want to appear overdressed or like I won't fit into ...
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How do I express to my interviewer that I'm looking for mentorship?

It is difficult for me to articulate the benefits I've received by simply asking a senior developer for advice with regards to a specific aspect of my craft. More than just telling me the "correct way ...
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Writing an email reminding a recruiter about an interview session

I recently applied for a software developer profile in a start-up where the interview process consists of 3 stages - An assignment followed by an online coding round and finally a face to face ...
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Working as a temp. What factors should be considered when applying for multiple jobs at this same organization at different times?

Sorry if the title is unclear; I wasn't sure how to explain this situation at tweet length! I will elaborate. I am currently working as a temp for a medium-sized higher education institution (I am ...
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What to do if refusing recruiters bluntly doesn't work anymore [on hold]

I have currently a job that I, for the first time of my employment history, really enjoy and I will probably be staying here for some year. I got this job through an online job search website. Upon ...
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Is it bad to switch jobs many times in a short period? [duplicate]

I'm a 23 years old developer living in Brazil. I got my first job back in 2012, where I stayed for two years. After that, I got another one. Due to some disagreements with the boss, I left after only ...
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Need some input about dealing with a 3 years gap due to depression after graduating [duplicate]

How should I go about it on my resume and interview? So far I was thinking: Customized presentation letter for every app Omit graduation date on resume How bad does it look? What should I tell ...
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Pro help: How to sneak out for an interview when I am still newly employed? [duplicate]

So i had this interview on friday and I have work on that day. I plan to take a half day leave but the problem is I DONT KNOW WHAT REASON TO TELL MY MANAGER WHY I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A LEAVE! Of course ...
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how can i explain my project in interview [closed]

i did my project in steel plant 1 year ago.mostly we visited all departments and see the process.i feel like we waste more time there,because we are not completing my project.my project is about ...
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Reminder Email : Short list for Interview but no reply from HR [duplicate]

I have applied to a startup and in a week I got an email of being shortlisted for interview on 29th July 2015. They said in email that they will contact shortly to discus preferred interview slots ...
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HRs and Employers: Are the chances of telling that an interviewee can start working after a month low? Is one month too long for them? [closed]

I'm currently working, and I am overqualified for the job, and it also pays low, not in line with my degree and with no chance of being promoted to the position I want. I only found this out when I ...
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How should I provide my “full range skills and my own level system” to this recruiter?

Got this text this morning, via e-mail, for an application I've made and I couldn't exactly figure out what the recruiter meant by this: "Please, provide us with a full range of your technical ...
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How to greet a person calling me for a telephonic Interview [duplicate]

Today i have attended an interview, later this evening i got a call that i will be called tomorrow for the final round which is a telephonic interview.
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How to know the interview result? [duplicate]

I got a call from one consultancy company and they arranged an interview with their clients. I attended that interview and they said that they will provide the results to the consultancy. It's been 2 ...
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How to be prepared for different job requirements? [closed]

I'm a recent software engineer graduate who has been job searching for around 6 months now. My results are above-average and I've had interviews from four different companies (and had moved to the ...
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Manager wants to hire an employee he's sleeping with, against the advice of his team leaders

Background I'm leaving a non-management position with a nonprofit at the end of the month. The nonprofit operates at several sites within the region and my position reports directly to the manager of ...
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What do I do in an interview when I am asked to help arrange deck chairs on the Titanic? [closed]

There have been two times in my career where I tried, as gently as I could, to offer a better solution when I was being asked in an interview to help the employer do something not in their best ...
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Interviewer reaction to question at end of interview

I just had an interview with a hiring manager about a job that I am really interested in. The company is in the software industry, and the position was for a business analyst. I interviewed in the ...
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How would I know If i got accepted? [closed]

What are the indications that I made a good impression in my interviews ( 2 Technical Interviews and HR Interview)
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What should I wear to a Systems Analyst Interview? [duplicate]

I am asking this question since I am used to Software Developer and Software Engineer interview dress code in Silicon Valley which is business casual.This is my first Systems Analyst interview in the ...
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software developer test on piece of paper - what is the expectation [closed]

I had a job interview last month and I was unsuccessful. I was told in advance that they will test my technical knowledge. So I prepared by best. The test was on piece of paper asking couple of ...
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My HR contact's replacement is unresponsive and unaware of my interview progress

I've been going through an interview process with a major technology company at an intermediate level software development position and up until recently, things have been going great. All of the ...
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Negotiating a Counter Offer

In the last round of my interview, the hiring manager asked me what my desired salary range was. I indicated 85-95k, which seemed reasonable based on preliminary research, plus I didn't want to price ...
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How do I decline giving potential employer my book of business?

I recently received a job offer as outside sales for a company that is in the same market as the one I am currently employed with. Due to the book of business I currently have (my list of my clients, ...
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Had a great(?) phone interview and was told I would hear back…haven't. What to do next? [duplicate]

I had a phone interview on Tuesday of last week for a company that I'm very interested in. The initial screening went so well that she wanted me to speak with the Director of the department I was ...
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At what point should I ask my manager to expect a call about me (if I put him down as a reference) for jobs which I'm applying to?

I'm a university student applying for part-time and full-time contract jobs. I just moved to the US (from Canada, where I did two work terms) so I'm going to need more than one part-time job so that I ...
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How to tell a company I won't do a background check?

To make a very long story short, I will summarize the cause of my issue. In 2005 I was charged with several felonies I did not do. In 2007, after a couple years of fighting in court, my lawyer and I ...
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In an interview, how to not sound like I'm bragging when asked about what previous employers think of me

As a student who's done work-terms and am applying for contract and part-time positions, I get this question quite a bit: "What do your previous employers think about?" or "What would your previous ...
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Reply to recruiter's email's tricky last line

A reruiter contacted me and the last line of his email was: Let me know if you have any interest in taking this conversation to the next step - hope to hear from you soon. While emailing him back, ...
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Accepted a seasonal job position, but haven't heard back on when to start [duplicate]

So, I decided to pick up a job at the book store at my local community college, since I am going back to college I figured it would be perfect. Since its only seasonal I would have to find another job ...
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How do I decline an offer from a job I'm not longer sure about?

I'm currently job hunting. A few weeks ago I got a call from one of the jobs I applied to inviting me to an interview. The job was at a startup (I couldn't find very much information about them, the ...
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Preparing for a 3 hour interview for a different kind of role [closed]

I'm currently working as a Haxe game developer and I've been there for 2.5 years. The current manager and I don't get along too well so I'd like to move on. I'd also like to get out of the gaming ...
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Interviewing - how much to know about prospective employer?

I passed my phone screening interview and I have a 3-hour grilling to look forward to. I know I had better look on the company website to see what they do and what they value. However, other than ...
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Should I tell the interviewer that I have a holiday booked in a few months? [duplicate]

I will be leaving my temporary position soon at my current company will be starting to apply elsewhere. I'm in a weird spot where I have a ski holiday to Japan already planned and booked for January ...
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What questions can I ask after being turned down but offered a different position?

I had 5 interviews for a start up position in logistics for a large well known company. Made it all the way to the Sr.VP level for an interview. I heard from them weekly for 3 weeks then the e-mails ...
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Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
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Should I tell HR my last salary [duplicate]

My previous employer declared bankruptcy and was closed. My salary in this company was very high as I was holding a top management position (Chief Technology Officer). I have passed all technical ...
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Is there any point to continuing with an interview when I'm sure that I won't join the company? [duplicate]

My current situation is that I've already signed a contract with Company A, when Company B called. Company B interests me, although I've decided to stay with Company A. However, they've called me in ...
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In the start and end of an interview, should I go for a handshake even if the interviewer does not offer a handshake first?

I'm a student and have attended 2 interviews so far. The first one, I was sitting at the reception area and one of the managers came in and met me. She offered the handshake first. She walked me to a ...
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“Are you doing a thesis?” - what is an interviewer trying to achieve by asking this question?

I have just started an online M.S. statistics degree which I expect to be finished with in 5 years. I interviewed for a data analysis position today and the interviewer asked me if I was going to ...
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As a student looking for a job (money), should I tell my potential employer I'm not planning on staying for long?

I'm a student attending university. I currently live in city X and my family and I have been planning on moving to city Y for 2 years, but it always gets postponed for one reason or another. It's been ...
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Should I mention flaws in a program I wrote during tech interview in thank you email?

I had a technical phone interview with a company, which shall be referred to as GooglApplaMazonSoft for secrecy. It was basically taking a half hour to code a program to foo bars. I was planning to ...
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How long should I wait to find out the status of my application? [duplicate]

I read similar post here asking "How long should one wait to see if they got the job?". Well...my situation is more complicated: 3 days after an interview, I was informed that I was not shortlisted. ...
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Etiquette regarding interviewing with a competitor

I'm currently at Company ABC working in a technical role on a short-term contract position. It's a nice job, I like the kind of stuff I get to do, and there's a good chance I can go full-time soon. ...
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When Interviewing, How Do I properly Ask if the Position has Internal Applicants

Issue I'm nearly 40, and suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Being disabled in this way has hampered my career, in that finding a job is tough and interviews are few and far between. When I manage to land ...
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Is “what is your definition of clean code” an appropriate interview question? [closed]

I recently was interviewed by a software company for a software development position. I was asked the following question: "what is your definition of clean code?". I answered the question with what I ...
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Sets of interviews for estimator position over phone with Dubai company? [duplicate]

I am wondering what your thoughts are on this set of interviews I had with a company in Dubai. Interviewed in person 1v1 with a manager referred by friend, pretty casual in a hotel area, in Jordan ...
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How appropriate is the interview question: “Show me a piece of code you like”?

I recently interviewed a candidate at our company and asked him Show me a piece of code you like, yours or something you snatched from the internet The candidate was not really able to ...
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Once I've made a decision to take a job, should I go to another scheduled remote on-site interview? [duplicate]

Tomorrow I'll be flying to Europe for an on-site interview with company A. Thursday of next week I will then fly to an on-site interview in the US at company B. If Company A makes an offer before ...