Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Is it better to ask or not send a thank you? [on hold]

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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Evaluating the success of a panel interview [on hold]

I just completed a panel interview for an entry level financial position with a major financial institution. Please see this linked question: panel interview with multiple management. How can I ...
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Answering Technical interview problems: To what lengths? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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Should I do a coding-test after Second Interview or put my energy on freelancing [closed]

I have a day job and which is very reasonable. I am now starting my freelance career along that. But I am recently approached for a senior software development Post. After two interviews, they want me ...
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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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What should I say when a person asks “What is your expected salary for this position?” [duplicate]

I had a phone interview earlier today and the person asked me "What is your expected salary for this position?" This is the first time I've been asked this question and I don't have prior work ...
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Should i contact a employer about a technical test mistake i've made? [duplicate]

Scenario: I was called for a interview by a company last week. Today i went there to get to know a little more about that company structure, my duties as a programmer there, and etc. In the middle of ...
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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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why applications & resume contains sex instead of gender? [migrated]

We are enough to understand what is the meaning of Name,Age &Address etc in applications & Resume, but why they use sex instead of gender? meaning of gender - The properties that ...
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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 ...
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Salary: How to reinitiate salary discussion

Last week I went to a conference where I met a very interesting company, they quickly showed their interest in me and quickly on the spot offered me an opportunity that i'm really excited about and ...
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Long distance searching and local address

I am trying to relocate to Paris, where my fiancee lives. I sent several resumes, stating on my resume and on my cover letter my Swiss address, but I ended up with any luck. Now I was thinking to use ...
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why there are so many formats for single resume? [closed]

I've searched all over Google, and there are so many types of resume. Why there are so many different formats? Also, could someone tell me which format is the correct one?
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How can I get hired despite employers distrusting why I quit a big name company and moved back to my country? [closed]

I am 29 with a degree in Marketing and I come from Romania. I graduated when I was 24, then I started to work abroad. I had an internship in the UK for 6 months, then one in Germany for another 6 ...
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What can i tell as a reason to the interviewer about being unemployed [closed]

Most freshers/recent graduates and job seekers face a question of why were you idle for so many days after completing the studies. What answer can he give as a reply? Here are a few cases: Done a ...
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Should I give the interviewer a resume?

I have a interview coming up very soon for a position as a Legal Secretary in a Law Firm. I am 19 years old. Freshman College student, just taking basic general ed. classes. NO experience as a ...
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How to show unfinished Grad program in resume and explain it in interview, since I am ashamed of talking about it? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate. Incomplete projects are not equivalent to 2 years of education from a prestigious university gone down the chute. Some projects always goes down for one reason or other. ...
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How to follow up after a software exam

I attended 2 exams for software company, after exam both recruiters said "the contact person is not available, we will inform you when we can next schedule you to speak with them. I faced the same ...
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Is it legal for a job interviewer to ask if I'm married, and how do I deal with it? [duplicate]

I recently interviewed for a manager position at a software company. One of the interviewers asked if I was married, and he immediately added, jovially, "I really shouldn't be asking that." I am 40 ...
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Acceptable interview answer: To be honest… I just need to earn some money? [closed]

I've always given the standard bullsh** answer to the usual interview question: Why do you want to work for us? To work at your company is an exciting opportunity for me to exercise the immense ...
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Should I admit to a potential employer that I didn't get in touch because I'm ashamed of my grades?

I applied for a job to a few companies. One place I particularly like. We had an interview that seemed to go well and the interviewer said he was impressed with me. He then sent me an email asking me ...
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conflict of interest for internal interview process [closed]

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 other candidates. Is this a conflict of interest, as it appears they ...
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Should I be honest about why I quit a job I really liked? [closed]

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 ...