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walking out of interviews - any significant problems down the line? [duplicate]

I was just reading a question where a person who had excellent qualifications for their age was offered low compensation because other people in his age-group have similar compensation(I am talking ...
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Is there any point to continuing with an interview when I'm sure that I won't join the company? [duplicate]

My current situation is that I've already signed a contract with Company A, when Company B called. Company B interests me, although I've decided to stay with Company A. However, they've called me in ...
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18answers
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How do you handle an interview for a candidate who is performing poorly?

When you begin interviewing a candidate and realise early on that they really, really aren't suitable for the job (for example, for a developer role, perhaps you've discussed coding and discovered ...
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10answers
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As an interviewee, how to handle situations where the interviewer is unprepared or asking the wrong questions?

I was interviewing for a software engineering position, but one of the interviews was... off. The primary interviewer in one was: Not prepared (didn't seem to have questions prepared) Having a hard ...
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6answers
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When is it appropriate to stop an interview early? [duplicate]

Today I've interviewed a person, who refused to try to solve a simple (and quite common) practical problem. I mean, literally refused to try to solve it. He said something like: "Well, I just don't ...
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Is it normal for a company not to contact you after a lengthy interview to let you know you didn't get the job? [closed]

My friend recently went to an interview with a small accounting software company. After she left the interview, she never heard back from them. The thing is, she'd already talked with the owner on ...
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3answers
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What do I do in an interview when I am asked to help arrange deck chairs on the Titanic? [closed]

There have been two times in my career where I tried, as gently as I could, to offer a better solution when I was being asked in an interview to help the employer do something not in their best ...
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2answers
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How to handle situations when interviewer is not paying attention during the interview?

I attended an on-site in person interview last week and I was seriously disappointed when the interviewer was not paying attention to my problem discussion and solution. He was doing something on ...
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3answers
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Employer doesn't 'usually' hire women

I started applying for jobs recently after working as freelancer for a couple of years and one of the interviews I went to I was told that the company doesn't 'usually' hire women, because we have '...
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5answers
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How to react to interviewers' confrontative behavior (Germany)?

I've been living in Germany for about 10+ years. I know the culture very well and speak fluent German. I've also lived in several other countries. However when applying for positions in Germany I'm ...
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Will email response about bad interview experience affect my career? [closed]

Yesterday I attended an interview, in which one interviewer looked at me continuously and laughed till the end of the interview. I didn't do anything about that during the interview, but after I came ...