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How do I navigate an interview when the interviewer is late?

I am currently interviewing for a position. I was asked to either join a virtual interview room or call for an audio only experience. I joined the interview room ten minutes early and when my ...
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Advice on Staying Motivated During Interviews Elsewhere

Recently, I decided to leave my current employer due to some reasons I'll try to hurry through: Toxic & abusive former manager demoted me without cause, I think this was due to scapegoating a ...
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Location changes during interview

I applied for a role in the city I live. The role was announced on Indeed, and the location on the job description was the city I live. During the first phase of the interview, I heard that the role ...
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Give references right away or not?

I'm a software engineer, and am in the interview process for a project that I like. The project is outsourced - we'll be working for Company-A, writing software for company-B. Company-A is waiting to ...
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Supporting statement, competency evidence, cover letter

I am an international applicant, and I am applying for a teaching job in the UK. In the online application there is a section for competency evidence questions, and there is another section for ...
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Is it acceptable to state in an interview that the work you've done at your previous job left you feeling unfulfilled?

I currently work in the insurance industry handling claims and at times I feel like the work is both too easy and unfulfilling. Now after browsing this site and seeing questions regarding if you ...
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I told a candidate that 'we loved him', was it so wrong

Summary: I've told job candidate "I love you as a candidate, but we can't offer job right away". The candidate expressed reservation about working with me, because I had used the word 'love' ...
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Interviewer was two hours late

I feel like I did the right thing, but I'm just entering into the film industry. I really am willing to see if I could have overreacted on this in any way. I found this post for an internship on a ...
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Am I writing this email correctly?

So he said two software developers will be interviewing me and he asked me for "a couple times that may work for you this week or next week" for a second interview, but I am stuck on my ...
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What are the various excuses which can be given to the manager while interviewing in office time?

I'm an experienced Software Engineer in India. My manager is a weird person and want all of his team to sit in front of PC all the time, despite having no work. He calls anyone anytime and if someone ...
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Coding interview expectations [closed]

I applied for a software engineer position at a company. After a 15 minute screening with little technical depth mostly personality, they requested I do a code interview over the weekend. No problem. ...
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What are your biggest productivity vampires as a developer? [closed]

Curious to hear from my fellow developers as to what the biggest drains on your time are that take you away from doing productive work.
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Interview Offer [closed]

I am currently searching and received an invitation to interview with a company that would require at least an hour plus commute. The company does have a location closer to my home. How should I ...
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Company wanted to move to an advanced stage in the interview process, but hasn't responded

A company I was applying for wanted to move the third, and presumably the last, step in the hiring process. One of their interviews was 2 in 1. I replied to their request for the third interview with ...
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Is it okay to tell the interviewer than I have another job offer

I have a job offer which I need to respond to within a week. I am interviewing at another organization and cleared first round on Monday. I emailed to HR of the second organization (as politely as I ...
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How should I obtain the initial industrial experience that every company is asking for?

After I finished my Ph.D. project, I joined a PostDoc position in another University, and now I decided to join the industry as I find it more dynamic more result driven and more challenging. However, ...
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Is it appropriate to ask the recruiter for scheduling an appointment when they give you an unexpected phone call?

I got accustomed to scheduling a proper time slot when a recruiter wants to have an initial phone interview to discuss a job position or my application. That way I can make sure I have the precise ...
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How should an individual prepare for a Finance interview focused on M&A and Valuation in the U.S? [closed]

I'm trying to clear a company's finance interview related to Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and Valuation ( especially valuation of companies). How should an individual prepare for a finance ...
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Strategy to solve lot of leetcode questions fast [closed]

I am new to Python , but have to learn it for interviews. I have experience in shell scripting but no FAANG accepts coding interviews in shell. So every question I have to go over each of the ...
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How to ask recruiter to reconsider? [closed]

I interviewed with a Forbes 10 company last month and they rejected me because the position is fairly limited in availability and it gets filled up right away. However, just yesterday I found out that ...
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What is it mean by “background check” in Spain?

I am involving in a company interview, it is final stage I think. And the company request me to join the "background check". However, this is the first time I meet. Would I know what is &...
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How should I approach interviewing a software engineer who has a lot of experience?

In the past I interviewed and hired fresh graduates, and people with up to 5 years of experience. Now we have a project that calls for an experienced engineer who can design and develop the whole ...
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What is the point of the HR question about possibility to leave them?

I was in an interview with the HR and the technical expert of a big company in one interview session. One of the last questions that HR asked me was, "What should we do if you decide to leave us ...
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How to explain long duration of study caused by “slacking off”? [duplicate]

My 5 year study of mechanical engineering ultimately ended up taking almost 9 years. While I had some technically relevant holiday jobs during that time, I don't have a good explanation why it took me ...
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How to explain long time to finish college

It took me 7 years instead of the 4 to get bachelor's. I have no excuse other than I slacked off and skipped class/played video games. How to explain if an interviewer asks me why it took me so long?
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How to define a “formal offer” in remote working style?

Nowadays, since pandemic broken, more and more companies take the remote working style. So some job position like programmers, companies would take the remote work style. So in this situation, I meet ...
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How to prepare for a first time meeting in a new role

I'm starting a new role as a development team lead in a large American corporate software development firm. Over the course of my first week, I'll be introducing myself to various stakeholders. During ...
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I think I am being perceived as too junior in job interviews despite my experience. What can I do to prevent this?

I had an interview for a job where I had 2 years extra experience than they were asking for and a higher level qualification than what they asked. The feedback was that I seem very intelligent, ...
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What does manager interview mean for fresher?

Industry: IT Hi, I just received an email from HR that I have cleared the technical round and I would have a final manager interview round. I think experienced professionals would be asked to share ...
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How to handle inconventient timing of intelligence test/personality test?

A company I'm applying to wants me to take an online intelligence/personality test before the second interview (I've already had a phone interview) and then discuss the results when I'm on site. I ...
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Is it OK to be in an interview panel for a position senior than oneself particularly if that candidate originally interviewed you, few months back?

My manager was to be in an interview panel for selecting a person for a role senior to mine (I won't be reporting to). Since he could not make it I was requested to be on the panel which I obliged. It ...
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How to handle internal candidate team doesn't want back?

My wife's team has a pretty stressful job. It's a small team (3 people + 1 supervisor). One team member was very vocal about things that were bad, scheduling, overtime, on-call, etc. and quit and ...
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How not make interviewers think I am a threat

I am a software engineer with much experience. Sometimes during interview, I can finish answering all of the questions the interviewer asked me, and I am very confident I answered correctly. (I ...
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Is it ethical to reject a job offer I already verbally accepted?

Summary: got an offer for new job that pays 25% less money. Received the contract, but still don't want to sign it. Is it professional to walk away? I got a job offer from a large corporation, but ...
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Should I point out that the answer I came up with was also a correct answer after the interview?

So I had a technical interview and the interviewer asked me a question which can have multiple answers. I came up with a solution and explained it to him but he had another solution in mind and didn't ...
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Any reason some agents / headhunters reject candidates without saying a word?

I see that sometimes, if a candidate's interview fails to advance their candidacy, some agents or headhunters will send a message to the candidate, to say it failed. But for some case, even when you ...
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Can a recruiter be a reference?

I am applying to new jobs and need a reference. I've had 5 previous jobs which all resulted in me getting fired from them. If I were to contact any of them (previous employers) no doubt they'd give ...
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How can my boss know that I am looking for a job via LinkedIn? [closed]

Today, when my boss was talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don't need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in LinkedIn, right? I am very very surprised because : I ...
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Pay increase for management responsibilities

I am currently looking for a new job and wanted some salary advice. I am a visual designer specialising in creating design systems for companies to help create consistency across their sites / ...
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How to answer questions in survey for job application such as “do I have any bad habits” or “have I ever lied”?

I'm applying for a job and they have an online questionnaire. Each question in it is a statement which I must rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how much it describes myself (with 1 being not at all like me ...
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How should I address someone who was a professor at academia and joined the industry later as an expert?

I have an interview with the department head of a tech company who is a former University professor that left academia and joined the industry two years ago. As I always try to be formal at the ...
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Peer interview after job application

I recently had a "peer interview" as part of a job application, by phone after Google Meet decided to not cooperate. I am absolutely qualified for the job, with the record to prove it, so my ...
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What do they mean when they ask if I'm in a hurry to hear their decision?

In several interviews, I was asked at the end of the meeting if I have a deadline by which I need to hear a decision from them. Of course, I always appreciate the earlier they respond back. But, I'm ...
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What should I do if I get a job offer, but don't really understand what it is I would be doing?

I had interview for a position with a small managed IT company. It was recommended to me by a friend, but he didn't really know the details of what they did. The job posting was rather vague and ...
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Who to contact when I don't know who's in the recruitment committee

Here's a timeline of my job interview process: From application to technical test: 28 days Informed that I'd passed the test: 5 days Time taken to set up first round of interviews: 19 days I'm now ...
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How can I lower an employer's expectations?

The past 5 jobs I had were ones I got fired from. An issue I have is in interviews I appear to be very bright which raises the expectations of an employer, and often this leads to disappointments. ...
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Salary negotiation after an interview

I got a job offer from one of the big 4 with a lower salary than I expected (25% less than what I earn currently). knowing that I can accept up to -10% compared to what I earn, because the position ...
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Am I allowed to disclose to a company that they're using my current companies software during interviews?

Consider that I am working for a company which is selling a software and not publically disclosing most of their customers. I am, of course, under NDA. If I were to apply/interview to/with a different ...
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Some candidate showed up an hour before the interview

I think it is normal that the candidate shows up 5 to 10 minutes before the interview. But sometimes I have candidates show up an hour early. How should I deal with that? I feel a little bit annoyed ...
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Why would HR set up a 15 minute video call following final interview rounds? See below for details [closed]

I had final rounds of interviews 2 days ago (this past Wednesday). The Senior HR person I interviewed with said that they are considering a few other candidates as well in the running. When I asked ...

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