Questions tagged [interviewing]

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One person department at current job - how do I answer interview questions about this?

I am currently a one-person department at my current job. My boss left about 6 months ago and instead of hiring a replacement boss for me, management decided to let me take on my boss's role in ...
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Is it ok to turn off the camera on a videocall?

Recently I have been interviewing for companies located outside of my home country and we do these interviews through videocalls. So I had several videocall interviews with one particular company ...
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What to do when the interviewer is wrong? [duplicate]

I had an interview for a website developer position. The interviewer asked me to tell the difference between Frontend and Backend. I explained and gave "Angular" as an example for Frontend. The ...
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Making a job interview appointment with HR is going weird. What should I do?

Last Sunday I saw a job announcement on a recruitment website and emailed a cover letter together with my CV directly to the prospective employer. The employer is a private school in the city I ...
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What to do when the interviewer knows my little secret?

My parents are not wealthy and I didn't receive a stipend. To finance my studies I worked for an escort agency (all legal, not under my real name). But I finally graduated with good grades and these ...
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Inform Employer About Job Interview Abroad

I'm currently looking for jobs and one of the jobs for which I've had a preliminary interview will require me to fly to their country (Netherlands) for a final in person interview. My current company ...
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Accepted a job in a new city, but then badly injured my leg. My doctor told me not to move now. What does professionalism require?

I am a software engineer in one of the big tech hubs in Canada who was poised to move across the country to the other. A couple of months ago, I accepted a new job with a firm there to start in the ...
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Is it a red flag if the candidate seems indifferent and unenthusiastic during the interview?

I have recently conducted a technical interview for a junior developer position with a candidate who is switching projects within our company. The candidate proved to be quite competent on technical ...
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Interviewer wrongly called and accepted me, then really accepted me

I am a backend developer with good history, knowing little about front-end. In previous weeks I wanted to switch my job. I took 3 days off, and arranged 5 or 6 interviews in those days. Interviews ...
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Is it normal for headhunters to ask for written confirmation that candidate is pulling out of other interview processes before giving offer letter?

My brother is a software development engineer interviewing to switch jobs and finally got an offer from a company in a different city. He was given the offer Tuesday at noon, and asked to respond by ...
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How much detail should you give when a candidate requests feedback?

I've been doing interviews with candidates for a development based job and have always liked to be open and communicative. When a candidate requests feedback, after an interview, I've wondered how ...
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Is it better to apply to a job through a recruiter or directly?

A few months ago I was approached by the CTO of a company asking if I wanted to interview for a position? This is a small company of around 20 developers. I said I cannot do that right now for ...
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Should I be worried about my background check? [duplicate]

I was recently accepted for a job, and now I have to go through a screening process. I did not include a job that I'd left after 5 weeks on my CV, as I did not feel it was relevant and did not want to ...
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How do I tell a recruiter that I'm not interested after an interview?

I had an interview with an organisation today and by the end I realised that this is not for me. So, in the beginning one of the two interviewers was making a wrong statement over and over again. So, ...
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Asking recruiter to get in touch with hiring manager after rejection for more feedback

I just got a call back from the recruiter about a job I interviewed for a few days back to tell I did not get the job. The job is in a technical field, and the feedback I got was that my technical ...
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What not to say regarding my motivation for finding a new job?

I've had a few job interviews recently and I seriously wonder what exactly should I say when they ask me about my motivation for looking for a new job. I completely avoided talking about money except ...
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Is it unwise to tell job interviewer that I won't be attending the company's regular social events?

I am currently looking for a job as a working student and I got a few invitations for interviews already. Now I am thinking about stuff that would be important for me to feel comfortable at work as I ...
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On the first recruiter call, is it appropriate to ask about roles that may open in the near future?

I have a call with an internal recruiter tomorrow and we're going to discuss a role that I think is a strong fit for my background, and that is somewhat interesting to me. However, there's another ...
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Is it rude to joke that a candidate was “trained well” by their college?

I was interviewing candidates for an associate role. I found that the candidates were doing very well in the interview and most of them were very well behaved compared to candidates from another ...
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I was asked to pay to write technical written test for internship

I applied for a research internship (computer science related, specifically natural language processing) at a finance company, and I was scheduled to take a technical written test (testing my ...
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Should I provide my grades to a potential employer?

EDIT: I have submitted my grades to the CEO. My rationale is that if the failures on my transcript give the CEO pause, then perhaps he is placing value in the wrong places. So either he sees the ...
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Handling offers professionally while still interviewing elsewhere [duplicate]

I am looking for a new job as a software engineer and companies have different length in their interview process. This means I could get an offer to sign from one company, while still in the process ...
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Is “I missed open enrollment” a reasonable explanation for why I'm leaving a job?

I missed open enrollment [the 30-day deadline in the US for new employees to elect health insurance, or else be uninsured for the rest of that calendar year]. It's ultimately on me, since my company ...
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Interview for 2 positions with 1 company. 1 offer 1 still waiting

I'm looking for advice. Last week I interviewed for 2 jobs. Both these jobs are with the same company, just at two different locations. The position that is my second choice, has offered me the job. ...
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Big initial excitement, then phone call with confused interviewer, then canned rejection

Asking for a friend, whom I've known for a long while and am confident would be able to exceed in the role. Friend applies to large SF Bay Area company for a Sr. Advocate position, with several ...
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What kind of responses are they looking for when asking very open ended questions in application?

I'm applying for a tech support job. The application is done through an online form. It has several questions I'm having trouble answering, such as: describe your related experiences developing ...
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How can I take an interview while at a job that tries to prevent interviewing?

I'm a software engineer. At my job people often will call me if I go to the bathroom or the break room. They don't need anything, they just want to make sure that I'm still at the office and that I'm ...
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Reasons for leaving good companies

I'm just wondering, but let's say you are working in financial industry for a big corporation, where there is room for growth, management encourages personal development, pay is good but employees ...
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Is it ethical to back out of final interview round?

There was a recruitment process of three rounds for research executive role in a leading market research company. There were 14 post graduate students shortlisted for the first round from the college. ...
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The Value and ownership of programming interview questions for developers

During taking interviews for developer positions, it is common to ask to provide snippets of code that fulfill specific requirements. Therefore, recently I was asked to create an entire application ...
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Better wait until new year, or I ask now about the interview result

So on the 10th December, I was interviewed (not by a user, but HR a interviewer). It's already 16 days after the interview, but I have not received any update about the result. I think because of ...
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How can I remind a firm to schedule the next interview?

I attended an interview on 21 December 2019. I successfully cleared the first round. Due to some time restrictions and unavailability of a panel, HR told me she will schedule a telephonic round but ...
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Should I tell the recruiter that they are below the market rate?

Context I had a phone interview recently for a rather technical position with very high skills and quite extensive expectations in terms of output (research papers and quantitative analysis etc.). ...
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What to do if some panel members walk out while I'm being interviewed?

Today I was a candidate in an interview for a management trainee role. There were 3 panel members interviewing me. The one sitting at the center was questioning and the other two were observing. After ...
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Asking for a higher position in the interview

I am at managerial level at the moment, but as I am moving to another country I was thinking to secure any source of income I applied for technical role. After 3 interviews I think they will offer ...
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Should I sign a NDA that holds me liable for legal fees even if I am in the right?

I am asked to sign an NDA before seeing the codebase for a potential project. This is all fine. But, one of the items on NDA reads like they can take me court on a possible violation, and charge me ...
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Should I correct factual error I made during interview? [duplicate]

I am a doctor interviewing for a new job. Interviewer asked me how many beds the hospital I currently work at has. I guessed it is around 200 beds. I was only thinking the beds in my area of the ...
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Software dev interview. Told to come back in slacks before meeting with the CEO. Was this appropriate?

I recently interviewed for a software dev position at a company that seems to be really thrilled about me as a candidate, to the degree that they've been reading my blog and have openly told me that I'...
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Shall I ask HR about the result of interview? [duplicate]

I am an intern who applied for full time job in some company in Indonesia. I already passed the online and offline test and after that I had an interview with psychologist 3 days ago. They say that I ...
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Is there any formal etiquette for establishing your availability at the beginning of an interview, not the end?

I had an interview recently where I thought things were going well, until asked about availability, and I had to say that I wasn't available immediately because I've booked travel home. Then the ...
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How to explain a year long gap in the resume during interviews?

I did my Master's degree in materials science in 2013. I eventually wanted to pursue a pursue a PhD, so I stayed at home and started applying for positions. However, I managed to join a position in ...
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How to get over nervousness during video interview?

I applied for a position at a company and have received link for video interview which will be about 30 mins long. I am bit shy but I do well when a human takes my interview but I find it weird and ...
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Phone Interview

I have a phone interview in a few days for a new company and have read many negative glassdoor reviews. These reviews are kind of old, in fact there have been no reviews posted in over a year, and ...
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I lied in my CV and I don't know how to fix it!

I was sending out job applications and I found my dream job. I have been called in for a third interview at one of the world's biggest companies in my field. However, while applying for the job, I ...
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How should I address my leadership experience in an interview?

In my last role, I did have a leadership role managing a team - for about a week. I couldn't handle the pressure of managing my own job - which was my first administrative office role, and an ...
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Is “Are you interviewing other candidates?” a good or terrible response when asked if you are interviewing with other companies?

Sometimes an interviewer asks you if you are interviewing with other companies too. How could the answer "Are you interviewing other candidates?" be considered? It may sound "smart‑ass" (which is ...
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Reimbursed more than my travel expenses for interview

For the second round of my internship interview, I took an Uber to the airport, then I was flown to the site and flown back in a chartered jet, and I took an Uber back home. The company paid for the ...
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How to warn candidate at interview without management knowing

I started a new job earlier this year and I'm already about to leave. I will be starting a new job in February (accepted and signed) - the hiring manager is currently out on medical but thankfully it'...
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Obscure technical questions in interview for internship

I'm a graduate engineering student in France, on the last year of my degree. As is customary in most (if not all) French engineering schools, I'm looking for a 6-month-long internship to complete my ...
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Are student jobs/internships considered jop hopping?

I'm currently finishing my master studies and so far I have had 3 different part time jobs/internships each lasting 6 months with a year and months apart from each other. (I could have stayed longer, ...