Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Is asking to wrap up an interview a good idea?

At recent interview I attended, the interview initially went really well. The panel were all technical people, it was friendly, and challenging. The CTO was prepared to offer me the job, but one of ...
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Interview question: 'What's your worst workplace mistake?'

A recent interview I went to appeared to be going very well. The CTO was prepared to offer me the job there, and we negotiated a salary that I was happy with, but then he had to go out and consult ...
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How do I reapply to a company that has rejected my first application/interview [duplicate]

I applied at a motorcycle company and went through the interview process but got rejected. It's been three months, I've studied up on products, and I feel I'm ready to reapply. How do I get their ...
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How should I answer an interview question that I think is too personal?

I am a second year university student and had a job interview. The job was a co-op student position as a Web developer / designer. The company is a fairly well known (well known to people in the city) ...
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Is it fine to ask employer to interview me via Skype when it is an out-of-state job interview?

I sent a cover letter to a company that is far away from where I live. A few days ago, I got an email from them to come to their office for an interview. After considering my circumstances in last few ...
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Should one try to make as neutral statements in an interview as possible to avoid offense? Was what I said offensive?

In an interview I was trying to make a statement that school A I had attended focused more on skills applicable to the job, than school B that I am currently attending. The interviewer had attended ...
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Resume - stuck on experience [duplicate]

I want to prepare a resume , I finished M.Sc. in 2012, and have 7 months as internship experience in java from June 2013 toDecember 2013, And From January 2014 to till now I am working as a .net ...
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How To Answer the Infamous Salary Questions [duplicate]

It seems that almost every employer I've interviewed with has asked me the following 2 questions: What is your current salary? What compensation are you looking for? A potential strategy might be ...
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Coding interview question: how to be comfortable enough doing a certain task that naturally wouldn't happen very often?

I get anxiety when doing coding for interviews and questions I normally would be able to complete I get stuck on in interview scenarios. I have read over this question which is about overcoming ...
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What do you do if your interviewer is wrong? [duplicate]

This was a while ago, but I still have a few "what-ifs?" in my head. Last year, I was interviewing at some startup based in San Francisco (they actually just got bought). Most parts of the interview ...
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Interview in Java but familiar with C++ [closed]

on Friday I have an interview for an internship for the summer. The internship is a programming position that relays electronic patient information and documents to hospitals. I have been informed ...
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Recourse after recruiter has become unresponsive? [duplicate]

A little bit of background: I am currently employed and not actively seeking new employment. I generally ignore most recruiters seeking to have me interview for those "perfect fit" positions. This ...
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How can women avoid de-emphasising their skills? [closed]

During interviews, women tend to play down the proficiency at skills they have, and they make a big point of what they may lack. How can someone circumvent that? Note: This question was asked on a ...
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Interviewee's won't show up for personal or face to face round of Interview

I am working in a consultancy or agency in which we will catch a client and get a job description. After that I clearly read the description and search for the candidates in job portals. I call the ...
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Getting asked to interview - when should I bring up my living situation?

I'm a software developer about to graduate college, and I have been getting quite a few job offers for both local and far, far away from me. I'm not sure when I should bring up that I can't leave my ...
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Potential Employer Willing to Bend Over Backwards for an Interview… Good or Bad Sign?

I'm currently employed but looking elsewhere as my current position is unstable. In this search, I've found a company that wanted a very long second interview (4+ hours) that must start early - ...
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How to handle the aftermath of an anxiety attack during an interview

The following is posted for a friend without a Stack Exchange account: I recently had an interview for an organization I deeply respect. Because of how much I wanted this position, I was rightfully ...
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How do I handle this situation with multiple job interviews/offers? [duplicate]

I've applied to two companies, A and B. I already interviewed with A, and they just called to offer me the job. I said yes, I would like to work for them, but I'm waiting on another job and I need a ...
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How can I refuse interviewing someone I know/am a friend of?

My question is related to Conflict of Interest at interview?, but from the other side of the interview process. Here are situations I have been in: I was asked to interview a person I knew. I was ...
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How can I politely request that I get a chance at a second interview?

I have just been interviewed via Skype, after which I was given a coding assignment to complete. The interview was okay except that I got nervous and couldn't answer some of the questions properly. I ...
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Should I go for an interview if I feel I am not prepared? [closed]

I am a software developer with some years of experience. I've been working for my current company for the past 3 years. My pay and benefits package is quite good, but I feel like I’ve stagnated in ...
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Company's recruiter forgot to call me for a phone interview. Options for getting in touch with another recruiter?

I recently got recommended by a colleague for a position at a large company, and applied thru an internal channel. My colleague thinks I'd be a fit for the team and the position, but my first phone ...
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Paradoxic approach to “What is your greatest weakness”-question [closed]

In many articles directed at supporting people with answering the famous interview question "What is your greatest weakness?", the suggestion usually is to follow some kind of "WAR" approach. ...
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What to do if I receive two job interviews at the same time?

Stemming from this question, I actually managed to get another job interview for a different company. I hear back about my status from the first interview on Tuesday. I have my interview for the ...
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How different is the hiring process of startup company when compared to big companies?

I'm a fresh graduate and I have an interview coming up with a startup company. I was wondering how different will the hiring process be when compared to big companies, given limited resources they ...
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Am I expected to have a question at every interview with multi-stage interviewing?

Take Google, for example. According to them, they have 1-2 phone interviews and up to 5 on-site interviews. That's up to 7 basically separate interviews for the same position. I know it's generally ...
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Mentioning previous salary in interview to make a point [closed]

I'm looking to interview for a reasonably high paying position in market analytics with a corporation. I'm well qualified, I have demonstrable experience and I've gotten real results. One of the ...
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Attending interviews “to stay sharp”, if you reject an offer, and then apply again later - wouldn't this harm your chances of being hired?

Background: I am a software engineer. As a part of my responsibilities I am doing technical interviewing in the company I currently work in. I am happy with my job and am not looking for a change of ...
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What to expect in an hour and a half interview and how to prepare? [closed]

I received a call from a job I applied for saying they would like to meet with me. The position is help desk. They mentioned a verbal interview of 1 hour followed by a written test for 30 minutes. An ...
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How do I secure an interview with another company during the day, when I have no vacation time at my current job?

I've seen this slightly answered here but I the circumstances are different. I'm not a part time college student, but a full time employee of three years. I don't have any vacation time left for the ...
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What's the proper/professional way to interview for a new job while currently employed?

I'm in a situation now where I'm currently employed, but basically fed up with my current employer. One big issue of contention is the schedule I work, for lack of a better term. My current employer ...
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When should I include information in my resume to indicate I have a high IQ?

When should you add info on projects or associations that you joined that are exclusive to extremely intelligent people (e.g. Mensa, in my case)? Researching on the internet implies a general ...
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In an job interview: “It is known that your university graduates are rubbish” [closed]

I had a job interview for an IT developer position. It is not a manager role and probably a one man band position. I was graduated from a not very high ranking univerisity with 6 years working ...
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Out-of-town interview: will I raise eyebrows if I take a cab instead of driving my car to the airport?

I'll be flying to an out-of-town interview at a large US company for a senior-level technical position. They've told me I'll be reimbursed for expenses (and they're arranging the air tickets and ...
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Cleared Interview, Submitted Documents but yet no Job Offer from HR

Recently 2 months back I gave an interview at a software company. Soon after that they told me I cleared the interview and asked me to fill certain forms. However, after hearing my expected salary, ...
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Value of using a 3rd party recruiter's candidates, for employer

Recently I was conducting a job search and working with a recruiter I know, who submits my resume+credentials to various companies we discuss. Some of these companies are small, such that I'd never ...
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Stuck in first programming job with lacklustre boss, and a limited set of skills - an optimal strategy for pursuing more ambitious roles, elsewhere? [duplicate]

As the title encapsulates, I am stuck in a junior role, with a boss who I feel has a negative attitude towards developing and training his team. This results in general unhappiness among my colleagues ...
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Telling a friend why they weren't hired

A friend of mine recently interviewed at my workplace, and was shown around town ( we don't currently live in the same city) by myself and a few co-workers. After a week of not hearing any news from ...
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How I can get how much of my prospective boss willing to offer?

During the interview, prospective boss always asks how much you plan to make. Is there any way that I could ask in a good way that what would he offer me if he hire me? I want he tell me the number ...
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Letter of thanks for an office invite by a potential employer

I have been invited to spend a day at a workplace after almost 7 grueling rounds of interviews, with an invite as this being the last phase to wrap up their decision. I am looking to draft a thank you ...
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Good interview gone bad - but don't know why? [closed]

Had a job interview to replace an IT Manager and this was quite hush-hush for the company. Their current IT Manager wasn't to know he was on the way out... ok. However when I came in for the first ...
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What's the best way to part ways after a month at a company and will leaving affect future employment? [duplicate]

I recently started my first out of college programming job. I made the mistake of not asking enough questions during the interview process for my new job, and I also did not evaluate the culture well ...
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Candidate for the job but lack any experience [duplicate]

I've been contacted for a job offer because the employer thinks I might be good for the job. More specifically, I was found on Stackoverflow and contacted about my work there. This person would like ...
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How can you demonstrate technical competence in an interview?

I'm a mid career technical person. I currently work as a technical trainer. I'm exceptional at learning how systems work quickly, researching, I've got a wide range of technical knowledge, I'm great ...
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Waiting for offer letter more than one week [duplicate]

I had an interview 10 days ago. At that time the employer told me that "you are confirmed". However, I am still waiting for the offer letter. In the meantime, I contacted the employer over the phone ...
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Not Learning Real World Skills

I am a fresh graduate and currently working as a programmer under probation. The probation period is going to end this week. This is my first job in the software industry. The company I'm working for ...
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How do industry hiring managers view academic candidates? [closed]

I'm an early-stage academic (post-doctoral researcher) who is mulling about transitioning to the tech-industry. My reasons for doing so are primarily due to higher pay, decent benefits and predictable ...
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Strong skills in field but weak at interviewing

So I have a predicament. I have a proven track record of being extremely successful in my field. I have gone far above and beyond my job duties and always took the initiative to go above and beyond ...
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Who is an expert?

I never feel comfortable calling myself an "expert" in any skill on the resume, because obviously I don't know everything on any topic. I know nobody knows everything, but I still have this fear that ...
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Best way to ask the topics that the Interviewer will cover?

I have a technical interview coming up and the job description covers a lot of topics. But, it will always be better for me to know what will they cover, so that I can prepare and project myself much ...