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Questions tagged [interviewing]

Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Graduating with excellent grades except one resit in August. How to put on resume/discuss with internship company? (Europe)

I'm graduating cum laude with good to great grades in all courses, near the top of my class, which should be a nice starting point for a good first job. Or rather, I would graduate if not for one ...
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Should I call or email to ask for a job?

I interned this past semester at a company I fell in love with. I worked hard and was able to work on a diverse range of projects with multiple teams in the organization. Near my last day I was at a ...
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Multiple offers with varied benefits

This was my question that I had posted here. Salary expectation and negotiation after a gap in career I have been diligently preparing for the interviews, updating my skill set, been attending ...
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Can I ask previous job interview: What was wrong?

I had an interview not long ago (3 months) at a big international company. There were 170 applicants and at the end it stood between me and another guy. The other guy got it. The manager said it was ...
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Potential employer flew me out for interview, cancels return flight

A company I was interested in just flew me out for an interview. It was on the other side of the country so they paid for my flight and hotel. Unfortunately, the interview went disastrously. I blew ...
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Tech startup offer may entail unpaid labor for a while — how to proceed?

I'm scheduled for an interview with a data analytics startup that may not initially pay a salary. I tried to check their website, but it's not even set up yet. This is around the Silicon Valley area,...
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Is it okay to mention my work experience? [on hold]

I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree on Information Technology last May 2018. I wasn't a talented programmer during my college years but I was able to provide necessary output during ...
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How to cancel job interview without burning any bridges? [duplicate]

TL;DR I agreed to a job interview and now I don't want to go; how do I explain it to the HR without burning the bridge for further applications to the same company? Context: Some time ago I applied ...
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How to ask the future employer to not inform my current employer about our negotiations?

I have just joined an IT company since 2 month ago, meanwhile my previous employer sent a negative feedback about me to my current employer. I wish to leave this company because, it seems that my ...
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Programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question

I interviewed a candidate for a programming position. He is a recent graduate from a college in computer science degree. He has an excellent recommendation from his supervisor while he was interning ...
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How should i approach my manager to say i want to move to another position in the same company?

I am in a big company that has many buildings and areas of all diferent kinds all over my city and country. The point is that i entered as an intern in one area that, in my opinion, does not suit what ...
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HR forgot about the video call interview

I applied for a job, the recruiter got back to me after 2 weeks asking what time I could take the interview, I said whenever you want I could make time for it. He told me he'd schedule a video call ...
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Should I mention I've reversed engineered games of the company I interview at?

During the last few years, alongside with me diving into programming area, I've been playing some games of one company. Expectedly, two interests collided and part of my experience grew from the ...
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Boredom, lack of projects, search for new opportunity

Currently I work for a small software development company. I have been working for this company for 2 years. The "software development team" consists of me and another colleague, in other words the ...
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How to follow up after this interview? And what does this email mean?

I had an interview with this company on December 19, 2018 (3 weeks ago) and I think it went well. After the interview the interviewer told me that he will send me an email that we will be in touch so ...
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Waiting for a decision from the top priority company and have another job offer from another company [closed]

I recently completed my interview process for a job that is my top priority. My last interview was on Dec 20th, 2018. The interview went really well. At the end of the interview The hiring manager ...
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How to deal with end of employment after probation period

I've recently ended with a company after my probation period with a company in the UK. However during the position I've learnt some valuable skills, including new techniques and coding languages, ...
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Peculiar set of interviews with identical questions

A few months ago, a company contacted me about a 2-year data science contract. I agreed to an initial telephone interview, during which I was asked: "in Python, what's the difference between a ...
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Interviewing spouse of a fired employee

We are a small organisation (50+ people). Recently an employee was fired. Events leading to her termination escalated quickly and everything happened very fast (within 1-2 days). Obviously, she did ...
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How to frame personal study outside of workplace?

For interviews, how can I express to future employers that mostly all of the training and study I have listed on my resume was done by me outside of work hours, with my personal funds, and not by my ...
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Currently finishing the last year of high school, have a group interview for a Software Development apprenticeship [closed]

I have a group interview upcoming for an apprenticeship for Software Development. I have no experience in coding but hope to get a foot in the IT industry with the apprenticeship by learning and ...
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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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Should you disclose any details when asked about your work permit?

When seeking a job online in a country where you have a temporary work permit, should you tell about the permit to the potential employer? Should you mention the length of the permit or that you will ...
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Interview question regarding scalability of the application

I have had two different interviewers, in two different occasions, asking me one similar question. What is the number of end users of the application that I am currently working on? I gave a rough ...
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How to dodge/answer when an interviewer asks (legal) personal questions?

Indian female here, residing in India. Been attending technical interviews and there were a few where one or two personal questions were popped up right at the beginning. They didn't make me ...
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Asking about eating policy during interview

TL;DR: I want to work in a company with a strict no-eating-in-office policy. How can I ask about it during an interview? Background: Western Europe, software engineering, ~2 years experience. I have ...
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(Accidentally?) hired into the wrong position

A company was hiring several developers. Among them a embedded software developer position with some very strict requirements (like 10+ years of experience with C) that I in no way qualify for (I'm a ...
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Interview: How to answer - Why do you want to leave your current job? [duplicate]

Here's a bit of background regarding my situation: I don't necessarily want to leave my current job. In fact, I'm quite happy there. I'm only considering interviewing for a similar role at a company ...
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Offering Less Than What Was Advertised [closed]

I just accepted a job but still have a question. Online salary range was saying 55K with a minimum associate degree and they are willing to train the person they will hire. After two long interviews,...
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I have been invited to debrief after taking motivational/emotional assessments, how do I prepare for this?

So I am going through the strangest job process I have ever gone through in my life. It feels like its to work for the CIA, but it is not, its just a small tech company. I have passed the initial ...
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Any particular aspect of the tech world that has consistent interview processes?

I am a JavaScript developer as well as Linux Systems Administrator, but don't necessarily have more experience in one over the other. As I gain more experience in my craft, specifically my ...
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How to justify changing job after 1.5 month?

I have recently joined a new company in Estonia which is active in software development, and i have worked there for 1.5 month. I am in a trial period currently (which is 4 month). I regret about my ...
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How to react to companies which don't reimburse candidates' travel cost to interviews (“Vorstellungsgespräch”)? [closed]

I want to ask your opinions about one issue, especially Germans since the topic is about the German job market. A company invites to a face to face interview after an application in Germany. I need ...
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Leaving a Job and worried about being viewed as a liar

I'll start off by staying that this is my first post and I'm on mobile so sorry for any formatting problems. Shortly after graduating college I found work at a company. During the interview process I ...
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How to tell a prospective employer that you have a high IQ without seeming like you have an over-inflated ego or delusional

I am not saying this is my case, just something that I'm very curious about, because: 1) Taken a face value it should be a perfectly natural thing to say and an extremely desirable trait in an ...
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How can I keep a job search from being discovered by current employer?

I am looking for either a more senior or similar role in a bigger company. All our competitors would be happy to have me. Some of our biggest customers also approached me. And some of our partners, ...
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I am being asked to take an MCore and EiQ assessment as a final round of an interview process, should I protest or just silently do it? [closed]

I have been through all the rounds of a hiring process with a company recently, initial screen, passed, coding challenge, passed, technical questions, passed and so I am one of the finalists and I get ...
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Should I mention I am currently a student at an upcoming interview? [closed]

I have been invited for an interview that is very important for me. I already have a Bachelors degree, but I am currently working on my Masters. I am finished with the classes besides the finals ...
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Importance of SO id and github id on CV

One of the companies I was applying for had a mandatory github id and SO id fields to be filled. It was an online registration form. I am not comfortable sharing my online ids(tech or non-tech) to ...
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Can I reject the premise of a question in an interview?

This actually came as a practice (not marked) question in a video interview for an internship at a bank, where I was asked to name my "favorite movie" and explain why. My actual response to the ...
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Should I follow up with the Hiring Manager after getting rejected?

I found a job in a new career (although related to my current) that interested me. It just so happened that I also had a friend who worked at the company of the new job. So, I applied and I told my ...
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How to present a mostly freelance/contract work history in an interview?

A good portion of my work history in software development thus far has been mostly short term contracts. I saw a good post on how to present that on a resume and I am currently working on it. How ...
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Juggling Job Offers and Interviews

I’m currently working as a developer at Company A. For reasons I won’t delve into here, I’m looking to leave my current position and find a new place to work. I started sending out resumes a couple of ...
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Why is recruiter asking for names of companies I am currently interviewing with? [duplicate]

I'm talking to a recruiter from a big IT company and in the last email she asked me to provide names of other companies that I'm interviewing with, as well as their location. What is the purpose of ...
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How to deal with applying for a position that is “lower” than your own

About 18 months ago I was hired at a fairly small firm as a junior developer. Because the firm was small often developers have to wear a lot of hats. So I had to do development on the front end, ...
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What does my recruiter want to know when they ask for “availability at the earliest opportunity”?

So a recruiter emails me asking me for my availability and provides me with details of the interview which involves a test. I tell the recruiter that I am able to attend the interview on so and so day ...
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Is a three hour in house interview that mostly covers work history standard?

Yesterday, I had an in-house interview with two engineers and then later the owner of the company. It lasted three hours. Not sure what to make of a three hour interview about just work history and ...
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ADA reasonable accommodations vs mental disability

ADA requires the employer to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities, including mental disabilities. https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/jobapplicant.html For instance, ADA requires ...
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How to call interviewer when I don't know company culture?

Background: Software Engineering, Sri Lanka Different software companies in Sri Lanka use different culture to call senior developers, managers, etc. Eg: Some companies use Sir, some companies use ...
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How to ask an interviewer's name

Sometimes, I have faced an interview where the panel does not introduce themselves. The panel could consist of one or more than one interviewer. Is it rude to ask the name of the interviewers? If ...