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Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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conflict of interest for internal interview process

I recently had an internal interview as part of a restructuring process. One of the panel was the direct line manager of one of the candidates. Is this a conflict of interest as it appears they have ...
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Should I be honest about why I quit a job I really liked?

I took a job directly out of school 18 months ago with an employer I'd done an internship with and because we had mutual "good feelings" about each other. When I was offered the position, the salary ...
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Do interview brainteaser questions predict performance?

In a 2013 NYT interview, some Google guy said: On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations ...
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Disturbed frequently during interview. How can I deal with it?

I have applied for senior developer position in a small organization. My resume was shortlisted and I got an interview call. After the interview started, it was disturbed multiple times. The ...
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How to sell yourself when the interviewer doesn't know what to ask?

I recently attended a two part interview that put me in an unexpected situation. The interview consisted of a general interview (which I think went very well) and a technical interview a few days ...
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Is it ok to ask an interviewer how they are doing if they live in a conflict zone?

Suppose one is being interviewed (remotely) by a company based in a conflict zone like Israel or the Ukraine. Would it come across as ignorant or rude to ask about how the interviewer is doing with ...
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How can I tell if a job applicant has the right technical skills? [closed]

I recently held a couple of interviews with possible candidates for a possition as "software developer", and in order to get a sense of their technical skills and way of reasoning, I gave them a small ...
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When interviewing for job 1-2 months ahead, how do you best reveal this to interviewer

Recently I learned my very young company was experiencing financial troubles and most of our staff were given heads up that our jobs could be in serious jeopardy in 1-2 months. Specifically that the ...
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What can I conclude about poorly performing interview candidates?

I recently held interviews of two offshore C# programmers (from India). Both interviews went reasonably well until I gave them a minor programming challenge to be solved in collaboration with me. On a ...
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Starting a job and not liking it [closed]

Suppose a person starts a job but does not like the domain. Is it okay for him to apply and interview for other jobs that are closer to his interests?
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Interviewing and work from home topic, as well as existing employers

I work in a field and industry where telecommuting is a feasible option for my role, and it is usually a matter of whether an employer will support it as a company policy. I've worked for both types: ...
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Thank you letter even though I was not chosen

I'm working for an international German company. A couple of weeks ago, I was part of a group of candidates (within the company but from different locations) which competed for a position. The ...
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How can I handle a potential employer who is taking too long to definitively hire me?

I have been searching for a new job for about three months. I had a fantastic interview about a month ago with a place that I really, really would like to work for. It all went very well. But they ...
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How to deal with rescinding acceptance of job offer at company B when company A countered? [closed]

I'm sure there are many opinion on this situation... I recently accepted a job offer at company B, about a week ago. I went to resign at company A and they countered. At company A my role is ...
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How do I answer why I left an employer when it wasn't my choice to leave? [duplicate]

Last month, I received a call in which my next level manager read a three minute script informing me that my employment with said company was at-will and, as such, my employment was being separated ...
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Is this top suitable for my interview?

I was called this afternoon for an interview at a call center. My interview is 08:30 tomorrow morning. It is entry level to start but as part of the role, I'd be trained and become a supervisor after ...
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Is it appropriate to show examples of my current work (code) in an interview?

For a job interview I'd like to show examples of my work (software development), but all this work is for my current company. Is it appropriate for me to show the interviewer the code or software ...
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Why is it a bad idea to undersell certain skills in an interview?

I recently graduated university (UK), and in my final year I had several interviews for jobs as a programmer. One of these interviews consisted of two parts; a standard question-and-answer section ...
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Unable to perform over the phone interviews due to anxiety [duplicate]

I am asking this question on behalf of my girlfriend. She recently applied for a job at Macy's (a department store). After about a week, they wanted to schedule an over-the-phone interview, before ...
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Would it be considered acceptable to ask for a 2nd try on a technical interview exam?

Last week, I was scheduled for an interview at a mid-size company for a programmer position. I believe I performed well on the verbal interview but not on the technical test which was a typical ...
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Managing very senior individual contributors?

I will be interviewing for a new position where I may be managing a software engineering team of very senior principal individual contributors (non-managers), like with 30+ years of experience. They ...
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Bringing up extreme-sport activities during interviews without being viewed as irresponsible [closed]

When interviewing for a position, one common question is what you prefer doing during your spare time. Would it be a bad idea to bring up activities that some people might consider irresponsible due ...
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How to prepare for my first interviews as an experienced Java developer? [closed]

I am a Java developer with 2 years experience. I am thinking about finding a new job. This will be my first job search as an experienced candidate. How should I prepare for these interviews? Are ...
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Apply for different jobs at the same (large) company

I have applied for Job A at some large company, that has a lot of job offers in the region and field that I am interested in. I have already been to the first interview and made it to the second round ...
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Rescheduling a Coveted Interview

I am a senior in college and I've just landed a very coveted job interview with a well known company. I shared those details to paint a picture of how careful I want to be when handling this ...
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Salary offered is different to advert

Paygrade on the application says it's band E, on their website this is £24,000-28,000 and when I spoke on the phone when I was confirming I was preliminary accepting the position I was told £26,000 ...
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Minimizing damage to reputation after an unfortunate sequence of events

In the past two years, I quit two jobs and was fired from one without cause. I'm a senior-level web developer, if it matters. The first, after a year working there I was significantly late being paid ...
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Is it advisable to have a detailed intoduction of yourself on your homepage for the purpose of PASSIVE job search? [closed]

I'd like an opinion from those on the hiring side. I'm considering writing a description of myself and publishing it on my personal website. Things like what I do, why I do it, how I approach things, ...
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Handling work environment during interviews [duplicate]

How can I learn about workplace environment possibilities early in an interview process? I've experienced a problem several times now in which I do well through interviews, I ask many questions about ...
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Why would a recruiter act surprised after learning I was OK with the salary?

I was contacted by an employer who saw my resume from a career fair. The recruiter called me to see if I was still looking for full time employment. After calling back the employer (different ...
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Should I ask an HR representative about timeframe for next round due to another offer?

I had the interview process going on for about a month with co. 'A'. Meanwhile, I had a telephonic HR round with another bigger firm 'B', offering a much better opening on Monday. on Tuesday, 'A' made ...
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How to re-apply to a company after rejecting a job interview?

I've rejected a job interview offer where I think that the position they offer is not suitable for me. In the future, if I want to move to their company, how long should I wait before re-applying? ...
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Responding to “Why are you the best person for this job” type questions

Note: In somewhat the same vein as this question. I recently landed a new job, but I was asked during the interview "Why do you think you're the best person for the job?" and they mentioned that this ...
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Sending “thank you” letter to the hiring manager [duplicate]

I applied to a position and I was scheduled to conduct a phone interview with two individuals - the manager and someone who works for the manager. But when I received the call, the individual who ...
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What sort of projects would attract attention in a code portfolio?

So, I'm considering going out job hunting again, and I've read it's always good to have a portfolio of your work handy. Unfortunately, the results of my work are rather boring to most people (An ...
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Should one always mention numbers/percents for algorithm results in an interview/cover letter?

If I am referring to my implementation / use of a machine learning algorithm for some task that is relevant to the job, should I always be ready to give information about the performance of the ...
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How to prepare for a cultural interview and how does it different from behavioral

I have the following situation: I am in the last stage of the interview as a software developer. As a part of a interview process I have to go through a behavior and cultural interview (I already ...
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Is it ok to ask in interview how many hours should I study after work [closed]

The employers often want that their employees study. I mean not in university, but just reading books or articles. But I have never heard - how much. If you are going to be the best, you can study 5 ...
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Fired for cause, how to explain during interviews [duplicate]

Until today I worked at a top firm as a star-performer and was set to get a promotion in the next few weeks, however I was let go. I had made a poor judgement error in our systems that was wrong but ...
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Rise salary expectation during interview [duplicate]

I've recently interviewed with a company, at the end of the interview, they asked me what my expected salary is. I made the mistake of saying a somewhat low range (somewhat bellow average for that ...
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Are verified certificates more convincing to employers than “unverified” ones? (Coursera)

Amongst the employers who pay attention to Coursera certifications, are verified certificates more convincing to employers than "unverified" ones? I am aware of What is the value of a Coursera ...
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Should I follow up after interview? They didn't call when they said they would [duplicate]

I recently interviewed at an agency for a web development internship. It went pretty well, and the interviewer said they'd call me the day after (latest by the afternoon). They said that TWICE during ...
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Salary history disclosure during the interview process

Based on many questions about a potential employee disclosing their salary history, I'm under the impression this is common and a little undesirable. Would this practice be a little more equitable if ...
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How to consider a second interview when salary is too low? [closed]

So, I am in a weird situation. I am currently employed, however the current project I am working on is coming to an end. The current company is promising me a completely different position, however ...
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I went for an interview and felt the company wasn't for me. Should I reject the second interview? [closed]

I went for an interview recently and after visiting the place, there are a few things that made me feel I didn't fit in (somewhat related to this question). They told me that if I passed my first ...
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Interviewing for a grad role at a company you already interned for

I was offered at grad position at a company I interned for 2 summers ago, but due to the fact I decided to take a year and do some research a university in the US, for this reason I had to turn down ...
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How can I explain a termination at an interview?

I am wondering what the best answer is to a termination question at an interview. I was terminated due to what they allege as misconduct, which I won at my Unemployment Compensation Appeals Hearing. ...
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How should I answer “What do you dislike about your current manager?” during an interview? [closed]

How to answer during interview when they ask "What do you dislike about your direct manager?"
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Questions to ask at interview [closed]

What questions can I ask at my interview when applying for the job I already do? The position is a temporary one at the moment which I have been doing for just over a year now, however the position ...
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Is it wrong to reply to an interrupt result, correcting your mistakes, when you did not get to the next round?

I had an interview, and I know I definitely could have done better. The company sent me the result thorugh e-mail, and as I expected, I did not get to the next round of interviews. Would it be so ...