Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Why do some multinational companies insist on recruiting by phone only? [on hold]

I have had this problem for the second time since I started to look for employment. I submitted an application to a large multinational company by email, and they reply me that they are interested to ...
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Called by recruiter after final interview no offer nor rejection

Recently went in for a final round interview. I thought it went well. The next day I was called by the recruiter and was told that I was well liked by the whole team, but that I was the first person ...
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Interview: Know everything shallowly OR Know completely what you have dealt with [on hold]

When preparing for an interview, what should be the best strategy ? To know basic concepts (primitive aspects of a language) and other topics shallowly So as one can show that his basics ...
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I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current boss know [duplicate]

I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current supervisor know I am looking elsewhere. However I want to put him as a reference because I know he will say positive things about me to ...
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How do you ask in an interview if there will advancement opportunities if you do not have a college degree

How do you ask in an interview if you will be qualified for an advancement in the future if you do not have a college degree? I know some companies do not let people without degrees advance
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Does the possibility of other job offers hurt my chances in interviews? [duplicate]

Situation: I'm a Computer Science student interning at company A, and I'm also interviewing with company B (preferred) for a fulltime job. Both are big tech companies, but are not competitors because ...
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Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview?

Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview? I'm not sure if this comes off wrong, or how I'd think of it, of ...
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Interviewing: can I demonstrate my ability to learn fast?

I'm currently interviewing for a web development job and so far every interviewer has asked to see my side projects/code samples. That's definitely a great thing ! At my current job (4y) I've been ...
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Forget to confirm your Interview Appointment

If you got an email from the job you have been waiting desperately for, and the email says to call to confirm your attendance no later than 12pm the day before your Interview, Should you still call to ...
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Application Confidentiality [closed]

I applied for a job and then made it to being one of the two finalists. I asked on the application that my current employer not be notified. After I did not receive the job a memo was then put out to ...
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Are there any available resources to practice business and engineering cases?

I am preparing for an technical interview where I will be asked a few brain teasers and I will be presented with business cases to analyze. While I am looking up information about real cases the ...
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What is the proper etiquette when a phone interviewer fails to call? [duplicate]

I had a scheduled phone interview and the interviewer did not call. How long do I wait for her to call me or should I call her?
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Is it a good idea to put my SE profile on my CV? [duplicate]

It's advisable for people with little experience in the information technology (like myself) to mention their contribution to the IT world on their CVs, like helping with the development of an ...
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What would be the motivation for a recruiter showing up at your on-site interview?

My first time working with a recruiter. I have a second, in person, interview coming for an advanced programming job and the recruiter said he'll meet me in the lobby. Seems strange to me that he ...
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How appropriate is it to learn “insider” knowledge of a companies interview practices when interning?

I'm an intern at a tech company. I might eventually apply there for a full time job. I found my company's list of interview questions on our Intranet documentation. I'm not sure whether or not it ...
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on-site interview: is it the earlier, the better?

I did a phone interview and got the notice of an on-site interview at the same day today, they want me to be there early next week, which is pretty short notice. If I can't be there, it will have to ...
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Prospective employer approached my previous employer for business opportunities with information obtained during an interview. What should I do?

About 2 months ago, I resigned from my previous job and went on an extended vacation. A week prior to my last day, I went for an interview with a prospective employer. My previous employer is a ...
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Potential employer taking a while to accept or decline [duplicate]

I had an interview on May 30th, which resulted in an interview with 3 other people on the same team. My last interview was last week on Tuesday. I felt that the interviews went well. I emailed them on ...
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Is it good or bad idea to send negative feedback to a company?

I sent my cv to this company for a web developer position and they sent me a huge test with a note says: "Don't spend more than 8 hours". I did the test and I took me more that 8 hours and sent it ...
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Should you mention recommendation letter during interview?

I'm a university student so I have very little to no workplace experience but a couple of years ago I did an internship in an office setting for which I revived a glowing letter of recommendation. I ...
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How to ask about work samples being requested that don't seem relevant to the job applied for?

I sent my portfolio as part of a job application for a small software company. Everything seems to be going well and we've arranged to meet. They've asked for additional sample work in the languages ...
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Is it fine to inform an interviewer that I'm not married?

I believe it is not permitted for American interviewers to ask the candidates martial status. I am interviewing from India for a position within my company in US, and my company does provide a ...
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Should I interview for a job I didn't apply for? Manager from another company contacted me for interview but I didn't apply for a job

I was contacted by a senior level engineer at another consulting company. We have "connections" on linked in. His email asked if I had any interest in his company and wanted to interview. This is ...
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Interview question: What does your wife do for a living?

In the past two years I have gone for about six or so interviews. In at least four of those interviews I was asked if I am married, and following that question I am asked what my wife does / where she ...
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I keep being offered better jobs, but… how to sell yearly job changes?

In the last 2 years I had three jobs. The short story is that I changed jobs twice for better pay or better opportunities. However, life is expensive and I keep getting contacted for new ...
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What is the rational answer of the interview last question? [duplicate]

I always hear that "do you have any question" when the intervew are going to end. Actually, I want to know what should I do for best? What is the best answer actually? update I have seperate 2 ...
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How to approach a company for full time application when they have rejected the internship application before?

I believe it is a pretty common situation students face in the job market. Last semester, I applied to a dozen of companies for internships. I got a few offers, and currently spending this summer at ...
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Is it okay to ask for respect from interviewer?

In a past interview for a company I had several one-on-one interviews with several different people. With one individual, the interviewer's phone rang and he answered the phone and talked to his wife ...
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How to get feedback notes after interview [duplicate]

NB: The question of asking for feedback when none has been given has been posed. My question is about getting written feedback when oral feedback already has been given. I was recently rejected after ...
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How can you overcome the struggling during interview? [closed]

What should you do you found faults answer of interviewer's question after interview end up? Would you please let me know what if you have no idea for interviewer's question during interview?
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How can I remedy incorrect answers to interview questions after the fact?

After completing an interview with a potential employer, I sometimes realize that I either misunderstood a question in the heat of the moment, or I simply didn't know the answer to it. When I later ...
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how to answer the interview question “What if this coworker is not your friend?” [closed]

I am going to an interview and one question is given to me I don't know how to answer it. What is a strong but positive answer to this question. "What if this coworker is not your friend?"
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Unfocused resume

For the past 15 years, I've worked in the telecommunications industry and have been retrenched from nearly all of them. Thinking back, I didn't manage by career path at all. I just took whatever ...
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How to approach candidate's career change during interview

As an interviewer, what is the appropriate way to address a candidate's change of career. For example, a software engineer with a CV containing relevant experience and in the "other" section, points ...
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How do I bring up “culture” issues that matter to me in an interview? [duplicate]

During an interview I assume I'll be able to ask questions about the job itself (what I'd be doing, how it fits in with company goals, etc). But how do I ask questions about things that matter to me ...
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Should I ask if the position has been filled? How should I ask? [duplicate]

I had an phone interview two weeks ago, and last week I met with them in person for a web designer position. I thought I did well because they were expressing how lucky I am that I made it this far, ...
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Recruiter called up twice to tell me what the interview questions are. Suspicious?

This recruiter is from one of the top 10 companies in the world. They have a branch in India, and I applied via Indeed.com. I received a call from the recruiter, who scheduled an interview for two ...
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How do I deal with an interviewer's skepticism regarding my qualification?

I am not sure I chose a suitable title for the question, so please feel free to edit as you see fit. I've done several interviews with some major software companies around the world, in North America ...
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Interviewer never called. What do I do? [duplicate]

I had a scheduled phone interview for 2:00PM. The employer emailed me directly after I sent them my resume a few days prior. I gave him the number for him to call after he requested it, and he even ...
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How to address “what will you be doing in 5-10 years” when you are near “retirement age?”

I am 67 and will start looking for a job soon. I was in an executive coordinator and now I have a Masters in Social Work; at age 62. I am afraid of not finding a good job because of my age. I am ...
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Testing a new Apprentice Developer

We are a website development company who is trialing an apprentice for 2 days. The aim is to see how much knowledge he really has and how much he is dedicated. We wish to perhaps test him in practical ...
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How to change specialty within my field without full time experience and reasonable pay?

I have 18 years industry experience and a degree. I'd really love to gain employment with a different specialty, although I am a little concerned as there never seems to be many positions available ...
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Wearing company branded shirt to interview

I was wondering what the thoughts are on wearing a prominently company X branded shirt to an interview with company X. Is this tacky? Does it look like you care more about the workplace? Is it ...
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Should I omit very early programming experience and/or a job that required clearance? [closed]

So I recently had a problem with an employer that I never expected to have... They accused me of lying about my experience. The first issue was the "How long have you been programming?" question. I ...
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Interview by co-workers all known to me - conflicts of interest?

I just interviewed for a small promotion to replace a supervisor. I was surprised to find on the interview committee, 6 co-workers, including: the incumbent (awkward, I felt I had to congenially ...
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Bring up a candidate's possibly unethical work experience in interview?

I have a candidate for an open position and I will interview him in a few days. His résumé looks quite promising. However, his work experience lists two projects which are in a field of activity which ...
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How to ensure a reasonable salary before interview?

I recently went to a job interview for a software developer position. It was for a programming language I don't use in my current full time job. I'm currently a web developer, I have 18 years ...
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When approaching potential employers, should I identify as an 'enthusiastic amateur'?

I'm currently undertaking a Masters course in "Information Technology", with a curriculum focus on programming and software development. My previous education was not in the sciences at all - it was ...
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What are the downsides of not informing people about being succeptible to panic attacks?

This question: Panic attack in interview: Just leave or explain? Has a top voted answer that - basically - recommends NOT telling people upfront that a person has mental health issues that ...
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To what extent does being late or early to a job interview due to extenuating circumstances have an effect on my chances?

I don't have a driver's license, and I doubt I'll ever be able to get one due to my Asperger's. I'm currently on the hunt for a job, and during the about 2 years in total (including previous job hunt ...