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Why would a recruiter acted 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

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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Is it okay to recommend a friend as a recently hired employee?

I was recently hired in a rather famous company as a senior developer and have been working there for a bit more than 3 weeks now. Even if 3 weeks isn't a lot, I can already say this company is by far ...
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Asking for a copy of the company handbook or employment agreement before accepting a job

Many items that matter greatly to me in determining whether a job offer is acceptable tend to only appear in employee handbooks after accepting a position -- and are presented as non-negotiable ...
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Job applicants lacking fundamental technical skills [closed]

As a job seeker for an entry level software developer, I constantly have to prove that I can code by answering basic Computer Science questions. I read that this has become a common interviewing ...
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How to exit an interview process for ethical concerns without burning bridges?

Suppose you have a few early rounds of successful interviews with a company: they seem to like you, you seem to like them, and the position seems mutually interesting to both parties. While the ...
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How to interview at one company without upsetting current employer [duplicate]

I have a friend who currently works at Prestigious Company A, but he is in the process of interviewing for More Prestigious Company B. The interviews are going well, and now Company B wants him to ...
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How to approach an interview where I have professionally quarrelled with one of the interviewers?

In a few days I am due to attend an interview for a management position which is a step up in my responsibilities but considered well within my capabilities by my current leadership team. One half of ...
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Is having 2-3 engineers on a team of about 5-7 do all the interviews a good idea?

A colleague has suggested that the same 3 engineers out of our 5 FT engineers conduct all the interviews. In other words, each candidate would talk to those 3 engineers but not the other 2. His ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for internal interview tips?

I've been working at my current job for 6 months. I was hired on as one of three temps to work through the rest of the year. However management has decided to open up a full-time position that I ...
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A contact's glowing referral has exaggerated my volunteer/work experience

I am applying to jobs and I have been using my "volunteer" experience at a university's software development laboratory under the experience section in my resume. I say "volunteer" because it was ...
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Job Offer with Company A While Having Interviews and Potential Interviews Lined Up [duplicate]

I'll be completing my degree soon. However, my husband got a job several hours away from where I was attending school, so I am completing my coursework at a different school and transferring them ...
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Rejected after 3rd interview - now they want to interview again [closed]

A few months ago I interviewed for a position. After a phone interview and two in-person interviews, I received a rejection notice from the recruiter with no other explanation. Last Friday, I was ...
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Should I tell my previous salary when asked given that my previous salary is large? [duplicate]

Several resources indicate and suggest that you should not disclose your previous salaries in your past employments for the reason that there's a chance that the potential employer could "lowball" you ...
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Update a potential employer if I have received new credentials?

I have applied to a job and now have received credentials on a relevant skill / ability after having already applied (cover letter + resume + transcript). I informed the employer before hand that I ...
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Company suggests another position after being rejected - how to pivot my application?

I applied to the engineering division in a company and was rejected, but they suggested that a front-end developer role in the client services division would be a better fit. Additionally, I have a ...
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How to justify switching research disciplines after Ph.D for a fresh recruit?

Consider engineering disciplines A and B. Assume that the mathematical skills required for A and B are same. Let us say I am a fresh Ph.D pass out in A and say I did a reasonable one compared to the ...
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Prospective employer requests references specifically from current/past managers

So I've been fairly passive about job seeking, but recently a recruiter from a company contacted me. Thus far I'm 3 or 4 interviews into the process and I would accept an offer from this company if it ...
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If a “Dr.” signs their email with the first letter of their first name, is it acceptable to address them by their first name?

I recently made a contact for a potential job offer, and I have been addressing him with the "Dr." (he holds a doctorate). Let's say his name is "George McKee", then on his blog, website, and ...
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When (if ever) in the interview process is it appropriate to recommend a colleague?

I am early in the interview process with a company, which is hiring for multiple roles. I suggested one role (not the same one I am interviewing for) to a former colleague of mine as I thought he ...
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How do I think like a programmer? [closed]

I have some technical interviews coming up. I am struggling to think like a programmer. Whenever I get an assignment, I always ask for help from professor or tutor and explain how to get started and ...
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Applying to two positions in the same company

I recently applied for a position in three separate divisions of the same company (goverment organization, actually). The organization is big enough that the respective managers would not know each ...
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How to address a Dr. who I just met, when others address them by first name?

I made a new connection for a potential job offer, and let's say is name is Dr. John Smith (he has a PhD). He refers to himself, and others refer to him, as "Dr. John Smith" on his website, blog, and ...
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What should I do in a information call from the company of my interest?

I am a Ph.D candidate going to pass out from my uni and I received a call from a company I adore very much and wish to join. I was told by the HR that this is completely a non-technical information ...
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How much should one promise in an interview [closed]

In an software developer interview you are asked - we have lots of projects, I need you to deliver software from scratch, is that a problem? Some suggested answers: no problem at all If the spec is ...
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Can interview NDAs be abused by requiring me to provide burdensome / impossible documentation for subsequent work? [closed]

I am a lifelong academic. Recently I requested a job interview at a tech company doing commercialization of some of the research in my field, and they sent me an NDA to sign (we're in the US). From ...
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When giving a salary expectation, should I give the amount that I want or a bit more? [duplicate]

In an interview or before an offer, when the interviewer asks me to specify my salary expectation, should I give the amount that I want and then not budge if they offer less, or should I say a few ...
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How can I ask a potential employer to show production code?

In my experience, managers and even employees at a potential employer tend to emphasize the commitment to quality in their company or their team during interviews. I am also routinely asked about my ...
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How to express that I would settle for an internship or contract/temp work while applying to a job?

I am starting the phone screen process for a software engineering position where I may be less qualified than they prefer. For example, I do not have one of their five bullets under their required ...
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Should I tell my boss if he asks that I will go to another company interview?

Lets say I am invited to another company interview. As I see often the interviewers call you to come at normal working hours. So then they assume that most companies can lets the worker go somewhere ...
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End of interview questions: how to diplomatically ask about the background of people working in the company? [duplicate]

Asking about the background of the interviewer is somewhat of a taboo question [1]. However, knowing the background (educational institution, degree) of the people in the company can help the ...