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Switching internship subjects after the interview

Yesterday, I went to an interview with a well-known foreign technology company which has some activity in my country (France), for my end-of-studies internship. There were three internship subjects ...
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Why would a president director also needs to interview candidates?

I have little work experiences (2 years). In my first and second company the final interviewer is always the manager of the unit i will work with. Currently I'm applying to a new company, I'm a bit ...
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Interview scheduling - Should I ask for an additional day off?

I have a bit of a conundrum. I'm currently employed, but I'm job-searching and I have two final interviews scheduled close to each other (driving distance), but very far from me (plane travel ...
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I am not getting good vibes from the interviewer for an internship

I just had an interview for an internship the other day and I felt that the interviewer was a little rude and did not appreciate the skills that I possessed. During the interview, he asked me to ...
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Interviewer Never Called?

I saw a question similar to this one: Basically I received and confirmed via Email a phone interview for 1:30pm EST/ 10:30am PST (different time zones). The interviewer then emailed me and asked to ...
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Is it bad style to ask for why a previous candidate was not hired?

This is similar to another question but with a bit of a twist, so I think it warrants existing alongside the other question. I am in the process of changing jobs, so I have been applying to quite a ...
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If you know the market salary for your position is X, what is the salary one should “ask” for when asked during an interview? [duplicate]

I've often be told I'm short selling myself. So now in a new interview I'm wondering, if I notice that market salary, for someone with my skillset, is x (say 3000), what should I ask for? I have a ...
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In an interview, is it self-defeating to say you use Stack Overflow to find errors in code?

Let's suppose that at a job interview they ask me "what you do if your code does not work?". I tell them that I read the docs to look for the error, I isolate the piece of code that doesn't work and ...
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How to handle “afterthoughts”?

I am not sure how I can phrase it better, but I feel I have an "afterthought" or "on the hindsight" approach of thinking. I am, for most of the time, unable to think of appropriate things to say in ...
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Interviews scheduled at the same time from a very competitive company and a small company

Two weeks ago, a small company set up an interview and scheduled it for a certain time tomorrow. Late last week, a very competitive company asked whether I'd be interested in interviewing, and I let ...
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Potential employer asks for transcript as a final step [closed]

Background info: Junior software developer with 1.5 years experience in Ontario, Canada. I am applying for a software developer role, and the process was quite extensive with a phone interview, ...
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Should I respond to feelers for companies I'm not interested in?

A friend of mine recently did me the favor of spreading the word that I'm looking for a job in an online community of CTOs. I've received a few feeler emails from a few companies thanks to his ...
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How to negotiate first salary, when the offer is way lower than the job posting?

I was looking for jobs in data related fields (Data engineering/science), when I found a job opening for software engenieering offering a well above average salary, 2 to 3 times my country's average ...
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What should a candidate avoid asking an interviewer? [closed]

It is normal for an applicant to ask questions to an interviewer. But can an applicant ask questions such as, "How many applicants do you expect to have?" or "How many interviews do you have today?" ...
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Is it acceptable to contact people from an old job interview and ask now if a job is still available?

Is it OK to contact people from an old job interview and ask if a job is still available? Last time I withdrew my application after the interview and before results were announced. I was from a ...
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Is it a good idea to contact a candidate?

About a year ago I resigned from my ex-employer. After my resignation, my ex-employer hired some new people. As the work load in my new company increases continuously, my new employer decided to hire ...
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How do I respond to interviewers about my lack of education and desire to go back to school?

I've seen similar questions, and would like to first note that although those questions provide some useful information, they don't provide further information on how to handle the inevitable ...
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How to distinguish which is the surname and which is the forename on a CV?

I have to interview several candidates which come from different cultures and backgrounds, some of these cultures have their names on the CV as: Forename Surname Others use: Surname Forename ...
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Being flown out for an interview, is it ok to ask to stay a while longer to check out the area? [duplicate]

I have a job interview out of state, I’m not counting my chickens before they hatch, but I’m very hopeful. It’s a counterpart of our company, just in a different region, so I already perform the ...
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How to not burn bridges and leave a small company at “crunch time”

I've seen the possible duplicate, thank you for pointing that out! It's different only in that I'm focused on preserving personal relationships in a job that was otherwise pretty good to me, but can't ...
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I'm offered a range of dates for a job interview; which one should I take?

Three times recently I've been contacted for an initial phone interview, and asked to pick a time. Usually it's something like "which of these five specific times over the next few days is best?" or ...
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Changing jobs: a good way to find a career? [closed]

I recently graduated in computer science and im looking for a job/specialization in data science. Currently i work as junior software developer in a software engeneering company (the job is good, but ...
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Can we ask a fact-sheet from an organization we're about to join regarding it's earnings / revenue etc. , something equivalent to a resume?

Most companies insist on a resume during an interview. This resume showcases our skills and achievements. However, shouldn't there be an equivalent document from the company we're planning to join? ...
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Getting time off for job interview

I've just read the following answer: - How should I ask for time off to attend an interview? But have posted a new question anyway as I believe my situation is a little different. So I found out I ...
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Interview Question Help [closed]

I've been selected to have a technical phone interview. The role is for a solutions engineer (a mix between consulting/advisory and software engineering). Generally, I would be meeting with clients, ...
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Corresponding with hiring manager outside of structured interview

After 2 interviews with a hiring manager and a few members of the team, I have failed to learn long-term goals for the team (EX: What are the goals for the team over the next 2 years) or basic day to ...
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How to approach interviewing someone who you're attracted to

Background story only because I think it might be relevant: I'm a 40 year old widower (for 2 years). I have not been with anyone since, nor have I been interested in anyone (me and my wife were very ...
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Quit a job after only 9 months, not sure how to talk about it down the line when seeking positions

I just quit a job after 9 months. Landed another job. Here is why I quit: Job involved a relocation that was not going well at all. I really disliked the new area, and missed the old area. I was ...
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Should I use the Disability Confident Scheme to get an interview?

I am applying for an assistant professor position at a university in the UK. This is a very competitive position and my chances of getting it are quite small. I can however be guarantied an interview (...
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Travel reimbursement for interview (to/from airport and HOME)

This general question has been answered on a number of threads (Scope of reimbursable expenses for interview). However, I have a specific question for this topic and didn't know whether to add it to ...
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Reconciling the “team” nature of software development with the need to have accomplishments on my resume as a contract worker?

I am a software engineer two months into a one year contract as an employee with a company. In this company, I have run into a dilemma. No particular engineer is responsible for any given part of the ...
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How should I explain dropping out from college and choose to join coding bootcamp to the recruiters?

I began college in computer engineering in 2016 and dropped out in 2019, that is almost in my final year. Put it simply the reasons are there are a lot of lessons that don't align with my interest, ...
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At what point does the “job offer waiting game” become a red flag?

I had a final interview 4 weeks ago for a job that sounded promising. Less than 48 hours after the interview, the company's internal recruiter (my point-of-contact during this process) reached out to ...
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Heard back from recruiter 20 minutes after a thank you email, with no discussion of next steps [duplicate]

I had the final round of a long interview process with the hiring manager Tuesday and was told he would discuss with the team and get back to me after a couple days. It’s been a couple days, and while ...
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Contacting 'references' that are not on the reference list

I found out that the CEO/hiring manager finds non-listed 'references' (generally via LinkedIn) for the later-stage candidates, and contacts them without asking permission. These non-listed references ...
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What questions to expect during a junior javascript developer interview? [closed]

I was invited in for a chat at a digital studio next week and I'm just going over some example questions etc. The company seems really amazing. They make good looking products (Apps and the like) for ...
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The appropriate gap between interview and starting date

I am in the final year of my study, and I am expecting to finish in the next 6 months. I got invited for an interview to a company recently. The interview was with HR and the agenda was just about ...
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Remote jobs: why is app in the app store so important? [closed]

I'm a iOS developer, when I apply for local companies, the emphasis of the interviews are on investigating my knowledge and my skills. So that, I would say, most important criteria to choose me iare ...
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Should I tell a recruiter my other final interview didn't make an offer?

I've been interviewing at two companies. One was moving much faster, so I made the decision to tell the other that I had a final interview coming up and we would need to proceed quickly (which was ...
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Asking unconventional questions in an interview

I have recently been interviewing for jobs again. I have taken the advice to heart that interviewing is a two-way street, and I always have some questions of my own prepared. Apart from interviewers ...
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Emailing Director of Big 4? [closed]

So, I attended a career fair where I got the opportunity to speak with the Director of Operations of a Big4 company. We had a very fruitful conversation about the company and his management style. He ...
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100% positive Glassdoor employee reviews, 100% negative candidate reviews

I've interviewing for an exciting opportunity at a company who has 100% positive reviews from employees, but 100% negative reviews from candidates in the interview section. Most common critiques are: ...
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As part of hiring process, I've been asked to join a 1 day stage at a company. What should I expect? [closed]

As part of hiring process, I've been asked to join a 1 day stage at a company. I've been told that I will work on assignments with the team. What kind of assignments do you think I'm gonna receive? ...
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How to respond to “Why didn't you do a postdoc after your PhD?”

A while back, I had an interviewer ask me this question. This was for an industry job, but I could infer that several of the people interviewing me had worked a postdoctoral research position prior to ...
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Given a second assignment for job interview. Big no or not a big deal?

It seems to be a mini version of the first job interview assignment, for which I submitted a huge document and turned into a huge presentation, presenting it over an hour to the CMO. I was told this ...
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What happens if employment cannot be verified because the company went out of business? [closed]

What happens if employment cannot be verified because the company went out of business?
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How to weed out fake interview invites?

I've received emails from and have been to at least one interview where the companies were just inviting candidates to interviews to "pad out a candidate roster" as this article mentions. ...
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One of my final round interviewers only started at the company a month ago- red flag?

Seemed fine to me but just want to gut check. I’m being considered for two different influencer marketing roles, one of which the folks interviewing me would report to me. I assume the interview is ...
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Verbal offer received, but now silence [duplicate]

I had a phone interview with a company on September 6th with the HR manager and at the end of the conversation she said she would get back to me the following week once she does her round of ...
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Don't have the hiring manager's contact info. Should I send a thank you email via LinkedIn?

I learned from the recruiter that the hiring manager is the CMO, who I presented to (along with two would-be peer and a Director) a couple days ago. But I don't have the hiring manager's info. Should ...