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Questions tagged [interviewing]

Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Is it appropriate to mention a relatable company blog post when you're asked about the company?

From past interview experience, I'm always asked what can you tell us about the company? or a similar question. To prepare for it I usually browse the about us page on the company website, but I ...
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Will Amazon blacklist you if you screwed up the interview? [on hold]

I had an interview at Amazon in London 2 years ago for a software developer position. I didn't sleep the night before interview because of different timezone(I'm not from London), anxiety etc... and ...
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Inconsistencies between resumes

I applied for a job, and have gotten called in for an interview. The application process was done through a third party website where I had to fill in some personal info, education info, and work info ...
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Job position has responsibilities that don't traditionally mesh/overlap with what its title would imply

TL;DR: My current position does not afford me the opportunity to gain experience in some tasks that are viewed as standard junior level tasks for my industry. How does this affect my chances of ...
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Serving notice by accepting an offer, got a call from another company, shall I disclose serving notice period already?

I am serving my notice period as I accepted an offer from other company. Now I have received a call from another company which is bigger than the other for interview. They asked me why I was in notice....
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How to answer “Have you ever been terminated?”

I'm filling out a job application that asks the question "Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a position in the past?" I did get fired from a job back in 1998. It was my first high-...
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Should I let recruiter know that I was interviewed with his company in the past?

I was interviewed and rejected by a company (branch A) a couple of years ago. Now I am approached by another recruiter from a different branch (branch B). After a short discussion she suggested to ...
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how hard is to join to the security team on big tech? [closed]

I have always been asking myself , how hard is to join to the most elite team on big tech such as google , twitter , vmware , facebook , amazon . I have done multiples interviews on big tech such as ...
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Should I call the interviewer directly, if HR aren't responding? [duplicate]

I had a first round telephonic interview with a company - I thought the interview went very well and I was hoping to hear back from them by now, but I haven't received any call yet. Whenever I call ...
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Didn't get enough time to take a coding test - what should I do now?

I got an interview call from a company after a friend referred me for a vacancy in his team. The call was from a team manager and not any HR personnel. One interview for this week, Monday, was ...
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Should I ask if it makes sense to apply?

I am planning to apply at the flight school of a big European airline. Over the past two years I gained my private pilot license (PPL) and I am not really happy at my current job and would much rather ...
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Should I accept the pre-interview coding take home challenge? [closed]

I applied to a company and got a phone interview with their in-house recruiter. During the call, he/she did indicate that there will be a technical test. When I asked clarity on what it was they said ...
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Confused about interview outcome; how can I gauge my performance?

I have been at 3 job interviews in the past few weeks and I am a software professional with 6+ years of experience. I get a good feel during the interview and afterwards and feel positive about the ...
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Didn't mention that I had 3 weeks of holiday booked during interview, and now got job offer

During an interview process I said that I had 2 weeks holiday booked in July (but I actually have 3 weeks booked). The job starts in May, so my holiday would happen 2 months into my 6-month probation ...
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Will taking up a job as a manufacturing engineer effect my job prospects to mechanical engineering roles in the future?

I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer at one of the Silicon Valley Tech companies. Recently, I was interviewed by A company for the Manufacturing Engineer role. The process is ...
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Considering leaving a job after 6 months after refusing to negotiate a promised salary raise

I started working at my company 6 months ago and although I wasn't enthusiastic about the salary, I was promised that I'll get a chance to revisit the matter and renegotiate my salary after the review ...
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Technical interview and code test [closed]

So I got a task to code some "home work" for a technical interview, where we are going to discuss what and why I did it this way. I normally dont se any problem doing so. But the case I got recently ...
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Is coming across as 'sweet' an issue in data science?

I recently made a career switch from marketing to data science. I want to be in data science because marketing gets a bit boring after a while since it doesn't take too much skill to be decent at it. ...
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Chasing a vacancy where the end date for submissions keeps moving

I recently applied for a vacancy directly through a company's website. From postings on agency websites, it was obvious from the description that this vacancy was also being touted by several agencies ...
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Asking interviewer for salary range for position

Is it a good idea to ask an interviewer what the salary range is for a position after you told them your current salary? If so, how would you approach doing this?
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Consulting Interview Fee Refund — No response (2+ months) [duplicate]

Attended a Consulting Interview for one of the offices of a firm outside of NA/EU. Got an offer, and had to deny since the compensation was lower than I expected given the distance I had to travel, ...
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Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

Not something new, while looking for a full time developer position I am dealing with a huge number of rejections because of aiming too high (probably) and the lack of clear goals (learned this ...
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Taking favor from the management while attending an interview

Most of the projects in Indian major IT companies are outsourced. The standard practice to get a candidate on-board is to follow a series of interviews, one of which could be with the client where one ...
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Make up reason to withdraw job application

I just found out that the company head/HR who is going to be interviewing me is a former research colleague's father, and he most likely knows that I know his daughter since I have my research ...
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Anglophone interviewee requested to do French interview despite inability to speak decent French [closed]

Debating cancelling an interview as a bilingual wetland educator, here’s the story. Bilingual position, I selected strictly English on the application. Company called and asked prelim questions; ...
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Interview, gauge possible abusive/aggressive personality?

I currently work with a boss who is very verbally abusive, aggressive, creates drama and scandals every day, shouts at employees, diminishes the complexity or time it takes to do a certain task (I ...
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Job offers - How to figure out if it's a soft job offer, or not an offer at all?

I have interviewed with a tech firm, and had a final interview already. After the final interview, the HR calls me the same day asking how I felt about the numerous interviews, the entire process, and ...
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Interviewer asked about the brand of my sweater. Small talk? Or recruiter-tactics? [closed]

I had an interview today at an engineering consultancy company. I was applying for a programming job. I was wearing a button shirt tucked into my jeans. Neat, but not too formal. (This type of ...
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How to hold less stressful and more rewarding developer interviews [closed]

New take on asking the question, to keep it more specific I want to avoid adding too much stress on the interviewee when interviewing software developers. I want to be able to assess both technical ...
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Is it appropriate to ask HR for a time frame for the response about application when I know hiring manager has made a decision? [duplicate]

I made it to the last round of interviews for a job, and, as far as I can tell, things went well. Right after the last interview the hiring manager and the team leader were fairly open and told me I ...
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Interview basic question [closed]

I'm applying for an internship position open for a security engineer position and I got asked some question in the preliminary phase that I don't know how to answer(probably it's just me) so I would ...
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I have interview for QA position and I found a few bugs on the company's website.Should I mention them in the interview? [duplicate]

So that's basically it, I found a few bugs on the company's website.Should I mention them or say I'll send the data via email or this will make me appear in a negative way? From my perspective(If I ...
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Can applicant evaluate the interviewer's knowledge based on the asked question?

Recently, I was in a technical interview with a QA lead with several years of working experience in this field. During the interview, the interviewer asked questions, which made me doubtful about his ...
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Internal promotion or external job offer? [closed]

I have been working for my current company for seven years now, I have moved up in responsibility but taken very little salary increases when I have done so. Mainly to get experience. Other than ...
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How to negotiate job offer based on health condition

I'm interviewing at a new company and the process seems to be going well so far. They're interviewing for a position in office Location A, but I know that their Downtown Location B, 10 minutes away ...
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Should I say that I am student on the interview if I am on academic leave?

I have been invited for the interview (paid internship) this week. I am a bit confused about whether should I say that I am student of X University (technically, I am, but not actively enrolled, but I ...
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How can I avoid the job I'm applying for contacting my current supervisor as a reference, and instead contacting my direct manager?

I feel as if my current supervisor will unfortunately be an unfair reference, and will likely sabotage my job applications. This is due to our whole airline team being made redundant. (I was ...
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Should I follow up on job interview when HR said they will update on my hiring 2 weeks ago [duplicate]

I have completed two job interviews. One company emailed me 2 weeks ago telling that I'm shortlisted for hiring, and even the manager sent me a message personally, whether I have received an offer ...
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How can I apply for an R&D position with not-so-excellent thesis? [closed]

I am currently a Master's course student and applying for my desired position of R&D at a large company. It seems that they highly pay attention to the final research (on the online application ...
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Interviewing - Non Solicitation with third party firm

I applied for a job with a firm, and went through a technical phone interview. It turns out that the position is for a second company, and I would work as a contractor from the initial company. ...
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Do IT job interviews in Australia require formal business attire? [closed]

I'm an Indian IT professional looking to move to Australia. I've been accustomed to workplace casual attire throughout my career here, and even during job interviews it tends to be business casual, a ...
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A place I was interviewing with contacted my current employer without asking

I am employed in a technical capacity for a big company. I am displeased about certain aspects of my work so I decided to try and find a new job. While Job hunting I was interviewed for a huge ...
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What should you do if you miss a job interview (deliberately)?

It is a very irresponsible question. I had a Java interview scheduled today. I went near the office location and on the way I realized that I was not ready for the interview. The last year at my ...
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How should I respond when I lied about my education and the company finds out through background check?

I lied about my education to my employer and background check revealed I did not graduate. How do I respond to my employer after they send me the following? In order for us to move forward and ...
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Potential offer BEFORE interview?

So long story short I had an interview set up, had an emergency and wasn’t able to reach out. Reached out a few days later and left a voicemail apologizing for the no show and explained ‘life happened’...
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What value do tricky interview questions have? [duplicate]

Original: puzzling.se question The OP was given the following question as part of an interview: Find the next letter in the sequence: H,A,H,L,U,? My question is, What possible value could this ...
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Resigning due to medical reasons and a break to train for new job

I am asking this on a throwaway account, since I have not notified anyone of my decision, and am somewhat cautious about posting here. I am planning on leaving the current workplace in the near ...
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Last interview and lunch with team tomorrow - what to expect?

I've passed three interviews so far, two technical and one with HR. They told me to come by tomorrow for a 1.5 hour interview with the CTO and then meet the team and have lunch with them. Got any ...
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Made mistake leaving company and wish to return. Will taking a job with competitor whilst I wait for next opening reflect negatively?

Without going into too many details, I left company A due to bullying and harassment issues. I decided to try something different with company B. However this didn't work out as well as I hoped and I ...
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What to tell your next employer if you are being bullied into resigning from your current role?

Following on from this question I received a written warning for my performance, how can I save my job? where the person asking received a warning letter and later resigned, I am in a similar ...