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How relevant are HackerRank-alike certifications on CV/LinkedIn?

The companies nowadays use HackerRank/LeetCode style questions as a major part of their interviewing process (whether is's good or bad is for another discussion). Let's call it a day. I am not an algo-...
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Potential employer requests to prepare a project I did for an interview, but I'm too embarrassed to show any

I applied for a backend developer position and the potential employer requested to prepare to introduce the architecture of a project I did for an interview, with drawings or such. I skimmed through ...
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Javascript fullstack vs Java [closed]

I was layed off due to COVID downsizing and I finally have the opportunity to pursue my dream career doing software development (I was Pidgeon holed into hardware development so my skills have ...
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Should you continue the onsite interview if you know you won't get the job? [closed]

The situation is something like this. You are doing an onsite interview, consisting of 4 or 5 interviews. Some of these are technical, and some of these are behavioral. Say you completely bomb a ...
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Rude interviewer? [closed]

I had a bad interview at a company I kept wondering what was in his mind why interviewer didn't tell me his name. Also was it rude of him to not tell me?
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Is it a red flag when a company I'm interviewing with consistently underestimates how long each step of their process will take?

I applied for a job and during the various stages of the job interview the hiring person told me that they will get back to me in a certain amount of time. However, after every round of the interview ...
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Responding to a recruiter email when you are interested but not ready “right now”

I had an interview last year with one of the largest companies in my domain and which for many is a dream employer. I did not pass it and now they have mailed me asking if I would be interested in ...
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Recruiter asking for re-interview in months

Not sure what to make of the following situation. Here it is: I interviewed at a major tech company for a software engineering position, level X. I was told that I passed the interview but didn't make ...
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Does it matter where you host your website for a portfolio?

UPDATE: My question was more about does it matter if my website is unsecure (I don't have SSL certificate at the moment) and when you open the website it says the website is not secure. Does that ...
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My probation period is ending in two weeks. Suddenly a lot more recruiters are approaching me on LinkedIn. Should I worry?

I work as a software engineer, and I don't think I have a performance issue at work. The probation review is due in two weeks. Not sure if this is just in my head or I should prepare for the worst-...
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Am I being overpaid in terms of experience?

So the story is: I started the coding career for a bit less than 2 years. Recently I've been job hunting for quite a while, and there is a company who's willing to offer me a job, which is great. The ...
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Is it professional to informally state that you would rather not work with certain technologies?

I saw this question and it made me curious about a different but somewhat related question. Briefly, the linked question asks whether it is professional, as a potential employee, to declare in a ...
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Should I send unsolicited feedback to a company after an interview experience that ended badly?

I sent an application for a role at a startup. After a week or so I got an email from a recruiter and we scheduled a first interview. The recruiter was very enthusiastic, giving lots of good feedback ...
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Left my job to avoid getting sacked… what to say at interview?

Until a few months ago I was working as a graphic designer at a reputable advertising agency. There were times where I felt like I was struggling, and after almost two years my CD (creative director) ...
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How much honesty is too much when asked for the reason I want to change job?

I have about 16 years of IT work experience. Until 4 years ago I was a self employed contractor but I switched to an employee position. When I was a contractor, I always chose contracts with this ...
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Rejected in interview - company says I am second choice?

I went to the final round of interview of two companies X and Y. I like company Y much more than X. Company X gave me an offer and I accepted. I have started the hiring process with them. I informed Y ...
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Is it ok to use informal contractions (wanna, gotta, kinda) in an interview?

Next week, I have an interview, in English, with a company from the USA and I would like to know if I should use terms when I speak like: "wanna", "gotta", "gonna", "...
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Are most applicants really unable to implement FizzBuzz in an interview?

Are a large proportion of programming job applicants unable to implement FizzBuzz (or a similarly simple task)? On the blog Coding Horror, Jeff Atwood quotes individuals as saying that a large number ...
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Interviewing for a startup - Noticed a vacancy for a similar senior position but more inline with my experience/skillset

I'm interviewing for a startup/tech company (round 4 is this week) and one last round if all goes well. I just noticed another job vacancy for a similar but senior position that I believe I qualify ...
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Is it okay to ask an employee for interview tips on LinkedIn?

I've been selected for the second round of interview at a company (Data Engineer position). I asked the HR about what the round would entail - she gave a generic answer that it would be a technical ...
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Withdraw from hiring process after unprofessional behavior from interviewer

I was recently interviewed for a software engineering position. This was a second round interview and I was told to prepare for general CS knowledge and system design questions. When the interview ...
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Should I disclose a disability during video interview? [duplicate]

I am a grad student actively looking for a job. I never mention my disability (I am a paraplegic using a wheelchair) on resume or during a phone screen to reduce the possibility of prejudice against ...
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Politely speed up application process in favorite potential employer

I'm currently looking for my first job after my university education, so I am not that experienced with the application processes of various companies and their schedules. A few months ago the reply ...
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Pairing Interview With SQL? [closed]

I have an interview later this afternoon in a format I've never done before: In this session, you'll work with an engineer on using data to improve the product. The objective will be to model some ...
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How to nudge employer for offer letter

So things went like below: I was contacted by a recruiter for developer role. He asked me my details and if I am interested in the position. I replied to them with affirmation. Few days passed and I ...
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Interviewer had badly posed programming question, should I submit corrections?

I am currently in the process of interviewing for a software company A. After passing the first round interview, I was invited to the next round, which was a collection of short coding tasks. They ...
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How can I find out whether a job can accommodate my poor communication skills during the briefing process in an interview?

I work as a graphic designer. Most of my career has been freelance but I've worked full-time for design agencies also. I am currently looking for a new full time role, but there is one thing I'm ...
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Software Developer without the theory is a bad candidate?

I am Senior Java Developer with over 6 years experience. I have done Computer Science bachelors with C++ as the main language. Currently working in financial companies (Banks, Asset Managers etc.). I ...
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Denied job, possibly since I am outside the country

I am a software developer looking to change current jobs. I went through a round of many interviews (all online) with a company that is stateside, plus received positive feedback on all of the ...
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Company scheduled an interview without asking for availability - red flag?

After 3-4 weeks of silence (I assumed I'd been rejected), got a call from a company that they had scheduled an interview for me - without checking my availability. It's not the worst time, but I'm ...
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Asking for followup during an interview process?

I recently applied for a company. I was contacted by their recruiter on Linkedin. I had a short interview with the recruiter (basically the "english filter", as english is required and this ...
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Post job-interview: are my actions and the timeline outlined reasonable?

Question: Could you please provide some feedback on the steps I have taken so far and plan to take after my job interview? Should I wait a little longer? Context: Contacted on LinkedIn by an internal ...
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Is a late thank-you note insincere?

I had an interview with a company yesterday. Today, when I wanted to ask the HRs for my interviewer's email address so I can send a thank-you note to them, both HRs that I've been in contact with ...
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What to do in case of multiple job offers? [duplicate]

If I am interviewing for companies A and B, and company A makes me an offer but I don't want to commit without knowing the result of the process with company B, what is my best option? Option 1: ...
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How to ask how hard work will be without coming across as lazy in interview?

When interviewing for a new job, how can I phrase a question to determine how hard I would be expected to work? For example, how can I find out about things such as unofficial small breaks? I really ...
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Was I wrong to tell an interviewer I work night shift and recently woke up? [closed]

I work night shift, so I wake up in the afternoon around 3:00pm-4:00pm to go work at night. I scheduled an interview with a company in the afternoon, and since this is technically my morning I was a ...
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Can I tell a recruiter I'm more interested in another position I applied for?

In short, I applied for a Business Analyst position at a big tech company and have my third-round interviews coming up. However, they recently posted a PM position that I also applied to, and feel ...
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What if a company contacts you around your recruiter? [duplicate]

A few weeks ago, I was working with a recruiter for a role and right before the last interview, the company canceled and told the recruiter that they hired someone else. Two days later, the company ...
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Job Reposted on Linkedin After an Update From Manager

I have been interviewing with this company for about a month now. It started with an initial interview with their HR and they told me right away it might take them a while to get back to me since a ...
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How to deal with internal recruiter not being responsive when my former colleague (a head of a trading desk) is trying to bring me on to his team

I used to work with an ex-colleague at a major investment bank as a quant pricing equity derivatives until 2011. The day I quit that job, my boss was fired and I was offered to become the new boss, ...
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Is it okay to call a recruiter to speed up the process?

So I have been contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter for an open position of his client. After the first calls, I've decided to apply for that position and sent him my CV, I also got positive feedback ...
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Accepted job offer but did poorly on assessment test [closed]

I was interviewed by a company and was offered a job. I accepted the job offer and salary and the starting date was also agreed upon. The HR person present during the interview told me that they will ...
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Interviewer asking unrelated questions to the position advertised

I recently interviewed for a role whose core function was to create designs for buildings. The interview panel consisted of engineering doctorate holders. All the questions were centered around the ...
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3 Year Employment Gap Due to Family and Personal Illness

I recently encountered a student with a 3 year employment gap because of ill family members and their own illness. They had completed a graduate degree from a top 20 engineering school in a very in ...
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How can I filter out software engineering jobs where I'll be asked to write algorithms in the interview?

I rarely act as a "programmer" in my daily job. I lead a team of engineers and consider myself and engineer. I build features, fix bugs, work on APIs, DBs, etc., but I rarely ever have to ...
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Is it important to share the political views of the government you're working for in the US?

I am interested in working for the government in the US at the federal, state or city level. Obviously everyone has their own political views, but how important is it to share the views of the elected ...
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How can I overcome “Must have industry experience” when side projects aren't possible?

My degree is in an extremely heavily-regulated field, nuclear engineering, and I'm not a software engineer. I made the mistake of going to a mid-tier school and zero recruiters came to my school, and ...
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Unexpected second final interview with two other departments

I recently had what I was told would be my final interview with a company. An executive, HR and the hiring manager were present, and salary was discussed. About a week and a half went by, and then I ...
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Secure code review requirement for cybersecurity engineer hiring

I am the team lead on the IT Security team where I work. Recently we were interviewing for an security engine role. One of the traditional security / SOC engineer roles in all the places I worked is ...
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Applying For New Jobs after Fired, Amount of Detail When Explaining

I am a 27 year old male in the US. I was with an actuarial consulting firm, my first job out of college, for approximately two years until I was fired. I am starting to apply for new jobs in the ...

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