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How to a answer "Are we your top choice" during the interview process?

In an interview process, a company may ask if you're interviewing elsewhere. If you tell them that you are, they could follow-up by asking where do they stand in your preference list (i.e. they want ...
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ELK sentiment classification [closed]

I got this technical test from an employer, it is about using ELK an integrate a sentiment classification service in it. Here are the questions: install ELK (I have already done it in a virtual ...
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Will I get better at programming interview questions if I keep doing them, or will each new problem feel like something I've never encountered before?

I'm a front-end developer with two years of experience. I write a ton of JavaScript and React in my job, and I consider myself a competent developer. I recently started a data structures and ...
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How should I deal with an invitation to take an interview coding test again, which I took in the past with the same company?

Tomorrow I'm going to take a coding test. The problem is that I passed the test 8 months ago. I took the questions and managed to solve them all by myself. I was even invited for a face to face ...
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Having strongly negative emotions after interview - am I overreacting? [closed]

Recently I've had an initial interview for a new job in my dream sector of aerospace after completing their coding test task. I strongly believe I did a great job on the test task (but I acknowledge ...
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Improve interview skills before interviewing with good company? [closed]

Is it bad idea to interview with dream companies if your interview skills is not up to snuff? Say you bomb the interview will they put you on a do not hire list so it is impossible to apply again or ...
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I received a job offer from a company that fired me 5 months ago

I had worked for an IT consultancy, I'll call "B" 5 months ago. They fired me during the probation period. I only lasted about 40 days in that role. I have just recently reapplied there, out ...
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Interviewing with same company, different team. How to prevent my previous unsuccessful application at a different team from hurting my chances?

As mentioned in the title, I have previously interviewed with team A at a company, got to the final stage (where I didn’t perform well) and got a rejection. Now, after some time, I am interviewing ...
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Does non-disclosure agreement still hold if i break contract before i start work?

I received an offer from a company, say CompanyA, and am interviewing still with another company – CompanyB. CompanyA has a lot of clients one of which may well be CompanyB – CompanyA has a lot of ...
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How to become better at figuring out and telling companies what motivations they want to hear in interviews?

So I got through all the tech eval stages and this one company but after all that leetcode still got rejected. I contacted a friend in HR there and asked for my notes and it turns out that they ...
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How can be the interview for scrum master job? [closed]

I've been software developer for more than 5 years, and get my Scrum Master certification, so I am applying for this job. Even if I have 0 years experience as a scrum master, I've always been working ...
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What does it mean when a company schedules a interview with you and then cancels and says they are no longer interested? [closed]

So I interviewed with a recruiter, everything went well. I was schedule for a second, technical interview, a couple of days later they abruptly cancelled the interview saying they decided to go with ...
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Why would a company not allow applicants to ask questions during a job interview?

Recently I had a job interview at a German company. Almost the entire interview was about me and my skills. Basically, the interviewers named a keyword from my professional field and asked me what I ...
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Should I follow up again for my dream job?

I applied for my dream job; the job that I have wanted ever since I was a child - back in April. These jobs come along very infrequently and this is the first time I have been appropriately qualified. ...
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Why do companies make up an unknown skill to reject a candidate?

Summary: Why do companies make up an unknown skill to reject a candidate? Long version: The job application process goes like this: a recruiter submits me for a software developer position with a ...
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How to ask what will be on an interview assignment so I can narrow down what to study for?

I have an interview coming up. The first part is a video call, followed by a "30 minute assignment". I have been told to have a (for example) Python IDE ready but "no other specific ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for interview feedback as the interviewer from the successful candidate after they started the job?

Is it acceptable/professional to ask the newly hired person, which I interviewed, for feedback about the interview process? I'm not very experienced in interviewing (the second hire ever made) and I ...
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How to answer why leaving a job so soon in an interview? [closed]

So about 3 months ago I accepted and started a new job with Company A - one of worlds leading financial groups. Very exciting opportunity. During the time I was given this job offer from company A, I ...
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I was assigned a totally incompetent intern but there is no official procedure to report this. Should I make noise about this?

I'm working as a senior developer and my manager told me that I'm been considered for a promotion so I should start getting some experience managing people as it might soon become part of my ...
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What should I do during an interview when it feels like it is going downhill?

I had one interview with a recruiter and the next was with the head of the department. The online interview was scheduled for 45 minutes and I felt it started going downhill after 10 minutes. I base ...
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How do I approach a workplace about multiple open positions as a contractor?

Summary: I work as a contractor for company, but would like to move into full-time permanent position there. How can I leverage my status to get the desirable position? I have one interview already ...
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I can do the work but theory is weak

I have a job interview for a python role. I have self taught myself python over the last couple years and can pretty much accomplish any project I start along with some help from this fine ...
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Is there a minimum number of candidates that need to be interviewed before a decision is made? [closed]

Sometimes certain interviews feel like they're not actually seriously considering me for the role. For example, I had an interview the other day over Zoom. They said they were impressed by all the ...
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How to handle a interview where my current employer will sabotage my reputation? [duplicate]

When interviewing, how should I handle a situation where my current employer will totally destroy my reputation and thus sabotage my chances of getting a future job? I also have Autism Spectrum ...
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Why was my interview schedule cut short? [closed]

I went through the following process: Phone interview with recruiter (who reached out to me initially) Phone interview with hiring manager On site interview (which involved me flying coast to coast) ...
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ADHD and Pre-Interview Coding Assessments

I am an experienced software engineer that is highly successful and over achieving throughout my career. I have a strong background in computer science concepts as well and can passionately talk ...
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How should I answer this interview question about handling large backlogs?

At interviews for QA positions, I have been asked the following: You are put into a new team that has a very large backlog of bugs raised since the project's inception. The bugs have not been ...
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I tried to negotiate a better salary using 2 competing job offers and failed. What is the right way to do this?

I got a phone call from HR at company A in the morning saying that they are considering an offer with X amount of salary (average in the area). I may not have sounded excited on the phone since I ...
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Interviewing for position looking to hire immediately. Would be nice to give current employer 2 weeks notice but just as a courtesy

I am interviewing for a job where they want someone to start "immediately". My current employer has not treated me well and does not know that I am looking for another job. I have worked for ...
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What questions should I prepare to answer and ask in an interview with the CEO? [closed]

It has been many years since I have interviewed with the CEO of a tech company. It used to be standard practice in the field, but a lot has changed. Anyway, what are some questions I can expect to be ...
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Asking to start months after the interview

Summary: A company is NOT currently interviewing. However, I know from my inside source that they will likely be interviewing around the time that I would want to start (months from now). So, I want ...
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I cannot get promoted in a very large organization no matter what I try, what am I doing wrong? [closed]

I have worked for the last 10 years in a very large organisation as a software developer. I work on a complete bespoke payment solution that processes about 1 million dollars in new payments each day. ...
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How to deal with unrealistic interview task time estimates

I've recently applied for 5-6 jobs and all have asked me to complete a tech test, but 4 have provided quite considerable tasks, and every one of those stated 'they should take you about 2 hours'. I ...
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Would a pending offer make another employer less interested?

I had an interview early this week that went well. At the end of the interview I mentioned that I had a pending offer and asked how quickly the process would go? I haven’t heard anything in 3 days and ...
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Should I keep hiring for my current job, even after have giving notice myself?

I'm a Tech Lead for a big company in Germany. I worked here for the last three years, but recently resigned and I have two weeks left at this company. The company is growing and wants to hire [X] ...
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How to respond to "tell us about yourself" in an interview? [duplicate]

I have been job hunting for a few months, as of writing. I have gone through a number of interviews, in some of which the interviewer/hiring manager has asked "could you tell us about yourself?&...
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Pulled out of job interview - they want to talk to me about my reasons [closed]

I applied for a tech job, went through several rounds of interviews and got called to the final round. However, I did not like the job and decided to pull out of the process. Wrote a polite email ...
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Can you ask the recruiter to delete your CV after being rejected?

Can you ask the recruiter to delete your CV from their database after being rejected without any feedback? This is under the GDPR, in EU. The reason - not keeping your information. The rejection ...
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What is a good way to interpret an employer's response that "One third of testing is automated"?

In a recent interview with one employer, running a relatively large local platform, mentions that one-third of their testing is automated. They are initially built on PHP but are migrating to various ...
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How should I communicate to candidates that we are lying to them? [duplicate]

The company that I work for is pretty poorly regarded, and only offers unfulfilling, boring, low-skill projects. It gets candidates to join by lying about the role and saying that they'll work on ...
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How is flipping interviewer's question considered as an approach on a job interview?

Opening some interview questions and answers web site, it's perfectly acceptable to expect on a job interview questions like: Tell me 3 of your weaknesses Why did you leave X after Y months?(what if ...
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As a software development hiring manager, do you subtract points from candidates who talk about their side projects during the interview? [closed]

My perspective is this, employees who have side projects will inevitably not be able to concentrate on the job that they are employed to work on. Is this feeling shared amongst hiring managers in the ...
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I made a mistake on length of employment

I applied to a job as a mental health service case manager, I honestly did not think I was going to get the job and the interview process has been intense. They told me to submit an application aside ...
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Declining to provide request for references

So the long and short of it is that I fell out of the job market due to illness in my previous job. Unfortunately, there was certainly a component of mental illness to it (i.e. stress and health-...
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Shadowing an interview with my referral

I recently referred a former colleague for a job on my immediate team. (He was never my direct coworker, but someone who I had worked closely with in a "peer" capacity at my previous job). ...
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How to counter these salary negotiation questions with HRs?

I'm a Software Engineer from India having current CTC: 9 LPA (Lakhs per annum) and years of Experience: 4. I've an offer of 14 LPA and serving my notice period. The companies in which I'm interviewing,...
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Conflict of interest in my internal interview process - manager who interviewed me got the job

I recently had an internal interview for a management position. I was interviewed by the CEO and another senior manager. The senior manager later decided he wanted to apply for the role (after ...
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Does a period of unemployment reduce the chances of getting a tech interview? Why are recruiter calls not converting to interviews?

For bachelors and masters in Computer Science, I attended elite(top10) schools in India and US. Then, I worked in two S&P 400 companies with a total work exp of 4 years. I was fired on a company-...
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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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