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Questions tagged [interviewing]

Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Im so confused can someone pls help

So a recruiter emails me asking me for my availability and details of the interview. I tell the recruiter that I am able to attend the interview on so and so day at so and so time. the recruiter then ...
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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 ...
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Should I interview someone who ditched an interview before?

A year ago I was working for a start-up (in tech) and was supposed to interview this guy (X) at 10 in the morning over Skype. He did not come online that day and HR could not get in touch with him ...
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How did I perform in the onsite interview? [on hold]

On Tuesday (Today is Sunday) I had an onsite interview, which consisted of 4 rounds, all technical. Each round was scheduled for 45 minutes. Round 1 was conducted by the hiring manager himself. Since ...
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Is it too early to apply to jobs 8 months before graduation? [on hold]

I am doing a master's degree in computer science and I formally graduate in September 2019. However, I start my dissertation period in May and I will have no lectures. So, I have been pondering ...
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Asking interviewer out on a casual lunch date [on hold]

I have recently attended an interview; it went on pretty well. Both of us liked the technical discussion and I was offered a job too. But, I rejected it as the salary negotiation with the HR was not ...
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Using third-party recruiter as middle man for communications?

I'm scheduled to go in for an interview at Company X (a software development startup). I found out about the position through a third-party recruiting agency, specifically from a recruiter who I'll ...
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HR told me what what the maximum salary I could expect, can I still try to negotiate that or is that disrespectful?

Got contacted by a company which wants to recruit me. I an had phone call from HR who told me "to avoid wasting both of us time, this is the maximum salary we can give you". I have good reasons to ...
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Fired for gross misconduct because I sent confidential information to personal mailbox - how do I get another job? [duplicate]

I was dismissed for a breach of confidentiality. I was working on some client confidential information on my client issued laptop and I emailed this info to my personal mailbox as I wanted to ...
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What if I won't sign the contract immediately?

I was in an interview and I'm pretty confident I will get the job. I'm wondering one thing. If they asks me to come to the office to sign the employment contract, what will they react if I say that I ...
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When do I withdraw from a search?

I was offered a job with Company A, and verbally accepted. We're in the process of sending off the official offer letter and a background check, but things seem to be moving along quickly/confidently. ...
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How could I answer to the question: “Why are you leaving your company?” without looking conceited? [duplicate]

I'm planning to look for another job. I am a programmer. I have a lot of reasons, but some of them, which are important to me, and not only salary related, make me think a bit. For example: 1) All ...
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Huge interview test seems like real (free) work for the company

I have applied for a Junior Product Manager position at a mobile gaming company (in Germany). After a standard phone screening, I was sent a test by email to complete in order to go further with the ...
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Is it a good idea to take part in a transfer interview if I have no intention of accepting the job?

I've been offered an interview for a department transfer within my organization - basically to the exact same position, but working for another group on another project. I'm happy with my current ...
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Are “on the spot” phone interviews common?

I came across a job posting that looked interesting and I met almost all the requirements. The posting provided a phone number to call in case you have questions. I called to find out who to address ...
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Signed offer letter (from law firm), had to clear a conflict check, start date pushed 1 month out [closed]

Working through an agency, I accept and sign an offer letter at LAWFIRM_A thats contingent on clearing a conflict check (all cases I previously worked on are cleared from their client lists). The ...
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How acceptable is it to tell a candidate they were the second top choice for position? [closed]

While you were not our top candidate in this role, I was impressed by your skills and I was trying to open up a second position for you. I was ultimately not successful in doing that at his time. ...
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Interviewer asking for references that I can't provide

A potential employer is asking for my most recent work references, unfortunately the companies (3) I most recently worked for have policies that refuse references in the format this new employer is ...
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Not Too Desperate

I recently went on an interview with a local company that fits my experience and qualifications perfectly. I "nailed" the interview, and the president/interviewer said something to the effect of "You'...
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Should I ask for more details about the second interview round or just wait?

Exactly 1 week ago (Thursday morning) I did an interview with a potential new employer. The director was leading the interview, and apparently the interview went pretty well as the afternoon of the ...
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Is it okay to tell the manager that people are sharing interview questions with future interview candidates?

Recently, we had a new department open up in our tech company and people from my department were being interviewed for possible selection in the new department. It was rumoured that people who do ...
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Interviewed and did not hear back about travel expenses after more than a month

For the third round of interview at a well known financial company X, I was asked to visit their office location. But they did not buy me ticket nor they offered to buy hotel but they explicitly said (...
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Inform an applicant that the for-profit school they went to failed them?

I was recent discussion I had reminded me of an event in the past. I have always wondered if I should have said something to the students. I was looking to hire an entry level IT tech and turned to ...
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What to do if I ended up working on interview question

I had an onsite job interview for a software position at a German startup, which included brainstorming at the whiteboard on how to solve a problem. I should hear back in a few days. The problem is ...
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What if an interviewer asks that I must bring some relevant work with me?

The interview is about either web-developing and/or mobile coding. I've been asked to bring some work with me, either web pages or anything related to the job offered. I do not really want to show ...
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How to explain on an interview than i am pursuing a M.Sc. and i need to leave earlier for the time being?

I think the question is pretty self-explanatory. I have two interviews in front of me but i currently doing my M.Sc. and some of my classes are starting about the time I should be still working in ...
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Two interviews, within a few days (Monday and Friday each, long-term positions) [duplicate]

I have two interviews from software companies, one on Monday and the other on Friday. What is the best way to handle the first company (or both, if that matters) so I can keep them both "alive", ...
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It is ok to hate a company that did not reschedule a interview? [closed]

A person look for me on Linkedin asking if I would be interest in a oportunity. She worked at the HR department in a Software Development company. When she send me the salary I get very interested. So ...
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How can I back-track after accidentally revealing in a job interview that I might move in 6 months?

I was recently hired for a seasonal part-time position where I jumped the gun after discussing my current studies by telling the interviewer (manager A) that I will be graduating in a few months and ...
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Client's request for meeting [closed]

It is stated that I represent the XYZ, a company that tends to get services for PQR organiztion, I have to schedule a meeting with PQR's Sales team regarding puchasing product. How should i proceed ...
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Why is it 'expected' that software developers work on their own projects in their spare time?

I have been working in software development for the last five years, and have had a number of jobs during this time -- most of them have been fixed term contracts, but I've also had a permanent ...
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How do I go about asking for a job on another team?

I'm an intern right now and my term is almost up. Here towards the end of my internship I've started doing some work for another team based on my interests. I initially met with the manager on that ...
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After completing interviews how to answer the salary question?

I need some assistance with how to approach the salary discussion in a new job application for a permanent role. Note, this is a direct application and there is no recruiter in the middle. Background:...
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I just got fired. What to tell in future interviews? And was I dismissed fairly? [duplicate]

I was laid off 2 hours ago and I don't have a big savings buffer, so I am immediately sending out job applications and getting in contact with my network to try and land a new job ASAP. My question ...
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Contacted by a recruitment agency regarding a role working for a company that a mate of mine has just left

I am a software developer, and am currently looking for work (preferably looking to move into a Business Analyst role, but willing to consider further roles in software development), as I have ...
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My interview has been cancelled at short notice, I cannot reschedule, what to do?

I had a phone interview last week with the controller of a new company I am interested in. They then wanted to meet with me today for an interview. I was scheduled for an interview today, and three ...
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Is it appropriate to ask “Did I get the job” at the end of an interview? [duplicate]

I had an on-site interview with a software company, which included 4 interviews, lunch and a meeting with the manager. After the meeting with the manager, he was walking me out and I asked "so did I ...
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Is it ethical for a recruiter to ask an applicant to work on a private project?

Some years before "The Workplace" existed, I interviewed for the position of software developer at a small software company (around 70 employees). The interviewer told me he did not work for the ...
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Fourth interview with the Co-Founder, don't know what to expect, please help!

So I went through the initial phone screening. After a week after that they called me for the second round interview. During the second interview I went over in detail what was on my resume and how I ...
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What to do when interview keeps asking seemingly off-topic questions

I work for a number of agencies where I go to different locations to promote products. I applied for a gig that was to help setup and organize a tech conference. Looking back it was strange that it ...
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Should I Inform the interviewer that I have already joined somewhere, but still considering them before the final onsite round?

I have joined a new company while the interview process was going on for the other company. The other company is located in a foreign country, so the interview process took some time. They have ...
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What if I don't have earbuds for my online interview?

I'm doing an online interview soon and they requested I use earbuds. I don't have any and I don't have the money or gas to go out and buy some. I do have access to larger headphones, big clunky ones ...
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Salary expectation and negotiation after a gap in career

I am an Indian female who was into software development for quite a few years and later took a break of six years. I plan to come back to the industry now. I have learnt the latest technologies that ...
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“Which one do you prefer” interview question when having potential multiple offers. Do they expect an honest and direct answer?

I interviewed for two positions with the same employer. Position A in a big city with work that suits me very well, position B in a remote and rural setting with work that would be more challenging ...
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How to politely tell recruiter that contacted me to not waste their time if they can’t offer visa sponsorship?

I'm a web developer, I was a match in a job search site for a position that I'm fit for and really interested in. The recruiter asked for my CV and phone number but it's not mentioned in their offer ...
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How to vet out a company/interviewer that approaches you trying to recruit?

So this is kind of an interviewing question in reverse. I'm a final-year university student and a yet-to-become-successful entrepreneur. Last week I was in the university library, talking with ...
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What is the etiquette of discussing new contracts with current team, as a contractor?

There’s a related question here: What is the etiquette around discussing interview for new positions with my current coworkers? The other question seems geared toward full-time. My question is ...