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Should I call the company about my application if something urgent has come up?

I have to vacate my current apartment before this coming June 24. I had been set on moving to another place until I received in the first week of this month an email inviting me to a job interview at ...
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How do you know if the interview candidate wouldn't betray you?

Our work sometimes handles a lot of sensitive information. And we often do things a little wild. I don’t want to see that one day our employees come against or betray the company or me. How do I ...
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How to answer "Why wouldn't you return to your old company"?

I left my old company due to distress and burnout caused by my job last December. 2 days ago I attended a job interview, and when being asked why I left my prior position, as per advice, I didn't say ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need some advice. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff includes several dozen people, about half ...
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Do you mention courses on your CV if you don't feel confident with them?

Over the last couple of years I've taken a couple of online courses through Coursera: Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Machine Learning. I've also been to a summer school on plasma physics. ...
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How do you better evaluate a potential “flight risk”?

As a relatively new hiring manager in the tech industry at a fully remote company, I've encountered numerous candidates in the Bay Area interested in the open role. However, their salary expectations ...
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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

I'm 35 and I've been on disability since 2021 for spinal stenosis but, due to a stupid error on my part, I'm about to lose my benefits and I'm panicking because I don't know how to write a resume with ...
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When applying for a job, should I mention that I previously declined a job offer from a sister company?

I have applied for a job at Company "A" a few months ago. The recruitment process went smoothly, and at the end I got a job offer. However, I politely declined the offer, since I also got a ...
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How do I get rehired if my contract was terminated because of breach of confidentiality

Hi I'm 20 year old uni student and have been working as a receptionist at a student accommodation for about 2 years. This week, I was immediately fired from my job as they've said I have breach of ...
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How should you put several roles on a resume that has evolved but not entirely changed?

I am looking over a good friends resume and he has worked for a midsize company for 9-10 years. After his first year he started working with the sales team on apps and tech, was in charge of a chunk ...
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Platform for negotiations, correct wording and closing “blank spots”

Continuing this topic: Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded This is a great chance for me and I don’t want to miss it. Therefore, I plan to answer as quickly and as ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

I'm looking for work. A recruiter contacted me about a specific position. He needs to know if I have a car. I don't currently, but if the job's a good fit I have no issue buying one. Also the job is ...
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Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded [duplicate]

I found another group that I'm considering as a potential new place to work. The head of the laboratory sent me the following message: Name, greetings! My name is Dr. Surname. I am the head of this ...
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Does _anyone_ actually use "leetcode-style questions" in interviewing?

This may be a rant rather than a question; apologies... As an interviewer, I would want to know if the interviewee can understand a spec for a real-world task; ask questions where it's incomplete; ...
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Asking about role level flexibility during an interview

I am in the biotech field, and I'm interviewing for a junior position. While I'm excited about the opportunity, my experience and qualifications may align more closely with a higher level. The role is ...
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For software engineer positions, in addition Leetcode-style questions, how likely are library specific questions (if listed on resume)?

I'm in the process of updating my resume and preparing for a job change. I'm interested in pursuing a software engineering position, and I'm wondering about listing libraries on my resume. I developed ...
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waiting on another interview before accepting [duplicate]

I recently got a call to accept a verbal offer for a job I was interested in. The hiring manager followed up with an email asking me to reply with my acceptance before they send over a written offer ...
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Should I wait for a confirmation to my confirmation to a proposed interview?

It has happened to me a few times that I get an e-mail for a job offer, respond with when they want to arrange an (online) meeting, they follow up. They want to meet (online), with a proposed date and ...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

I've seen more and more that job applications in the data space are asking for portfolios, GitHub links, etc. Do you look at GitHub links or portfolios when interviewing candidates? In data ...
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Inclined offer from Amazon without finding a team

I got a verbal inclined offer from Amazon after the loop interview for an SDE II role in the US, but due to VISA issues (H-1B lottery not won), I have started looking for teams in London where I am ...
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How to disclose previous job being terminated without cause (because of high level security clearance)

I worked for 4 months at my previous job, which I loved. It required a high security clearance that came in stages. I passed the first two and on the third check, concerns came to light and I was last ...
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How to find out all of the places I could have to go for work and how much notice there would be?

I had an office job where I was sent to a few different locations. Most of the time it was one of two, but I was given very little notice (sometimes less than 24 hours). When I agreed to the job I ...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

I have been working for slightly over 4 years as a Java developer at a small company. This was my first job after getting my CS degree as some transitioning into the field later in life ( late 30's). ...
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Job Interview after dropping out of Master's Program

I completed my B.Sc. with average marks, then tried half a year in vain to get an entry level Data Science job, since most of them have a requirement of 3 years of work experience, and the ones ...
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Does It Make Sense to Continue as a Tech Lead Here? [closed]

A year and a half ago, I joined an engineering organization strictly as an individual contributor. About two or three months later, I was given the role of "tech lead". This involves ...
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Interviewer didn't call back [closed]

Recently I had an interview with reputed company for Maintenance technician position. I called the interviewer(HR of the company) on given time, and greeted well. She's like hold on, let me get your ...
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How to ask for more time before deciding to accept/reject offer letter? [duplicate]

Suppose if I have a job offer from company A and they mentioned that they are expecting me to make decision in a week. But I have few interview rounds left with other companies and it may take 2-3 ...
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Should I challenge job offer that feels like bait and switch?

I would like to change careers and get into laboratory work. I applied for and interviewed for an entry level laboratory technician position. The first part of the interview was a phone screen and on ...
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Phone Interview, Applications, and Social Media [closed]

I just had a phone interview. When answering a question about why I applied there, I said that I admired their activities on social media. But the application came first (out of necessity) and the ...
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How to start over due to disability preventing me working in my past role

I was a computer programmer for several decades. After a stroke and additional health problems, I am no longer able to continue. Specifically, I have aphasia, diminished use of one hand, and my ...
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How to answer vague "tell me about x" questions from recruiter

I had a job interview today. It was with an internal recruiter who reached out to me over LinkedIn. I feel that I did a bad job at answering most of her questions and was sort of caught off guard. In ...
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Why was my interviewer surprised the interview was short? [closed]

Recently, I was interviewed by a company for a software engineering position. It was a 2-person panel, and according to their website, this should be the only interview. As it was a digital interview, ...
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Am I being ghosted by a recruiter?

Global Software Company reached me from LinkedIn for 6 month Java Internship and I am accepted. She said to me - I am waiting for more details (new office in Turkey, terms on Turkey and dates). We ...
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Weird Interview Experience [closed]

I recently attended a series of interviews (3) with a company for a senior role (8+ Years). The first two interviews went great and I got positive response from the interviewers as well as the HR ...
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How Long Does It Take to Get a Response After Last Round Technical Interviews for Summer Internships? [closed]

I finished a final round technical interview with the CEO of a startup last Friday. How long would it take for them to get back on the results for an internship? The interview said they'd get back ...
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Company keeps asking me to do interviews but still have almost no information on the job

I am looking for work and responded to a job posting for a fully remote position. The description was a bit on the vague side. The company is new but having done a Google search there was a couple ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

This is a throwaway account to preserve anonymity. Details below has likewise been anonymized as much as possible. I have been in the interview process with a company in California. There is nothing ...
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During the interview process, what are the benefits of a "No Negotiation" policy?

I'm applying for a Software Engineering Manager (EM) at a US company. During the first interview I was told the company has a "No Negotiation" policy, which is a novel concept to me. It ...
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In an interview that is recorded, is it OK to ask what it will be used for and how long it will be kept?

If an interviewer asks if they can record the interview (or tells you rather than ask) are there any questions that should be asked? For example is it a good idea to ask how long they will keep the ...
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After final round, recruiter changes interview process and asks 7 days take-home asessment [closed]

As the title says. The company is a very big tech company (largest in the country) well founded unicorn. First I applied, regular HR interviews. Then I was asked to do a 3 days extenuating take-home ...
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Interviewing with interviewer in a time zone 15h shift from mine

To give a little bit of context, during my career I had many times interviews at very out of 'office hours' times. For example I had interviews from 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM and others. After so many of ...
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What's the point of going to an interview if the hiring manager already has someone else in mind to hire? [closed]

If the HR manager already took down the job posting and has a candidate in mind then there isn't much point in having an interview. You're simply wasting the candidate's time on a fake interview. Why ...
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How to tell a prospective employer they should rush their process because I might get another offer?

So I am currently unemployed and having interviews and conversations with various companies. There is one company A for which I passed various rounds of interviews, and is very likely - not sure, of ...
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How do I explain a wasted year gap? (2022 to 2024)

I was an excellent student in high school, but due to life circumstances after I graduated, I couldn't complete my college summer semester. So I had to withdraw. And in the Fall semester, I know it ...
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Slight typo on application--should I mention it in interview?

I made a slight typo on a job application in describing some grad school classes. I meant to say I took two classes, one in Computer Technology and one in Information Management. But the typo made it ...
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Is it worth it to study a skill you have no experience with for a job interview?

Say a job posting says requires javascript (1 year), and I have little/no experience in javascript. Is it worth it to study it for the interview? Assuming they don't have a coding test this is just ...
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Contacting the employer again after a long pause

On the first day of summer 2023, I defended my PhD and soon took a very long vacation to have a good rest, and went to my hometown. While on vacation, I unexpectedly came across an interesting vacancy....
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How do interviews for high-level software indivdual contributors (ICs) differ from lower-mid-level?

I have worked for a big tech company for about 6 years. In that time, I’ve been promoted from a lower-mid-level position to a high-level IC position. This is commonly known as “senior staff engineer” ...
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How do I bring up non-negotiables with a hiring team?

I'm trying to get my first corporate job as a software engineer. I have autism, and this makes me a potential victim of unconscious bias. Therefore, my one non-negotiable is that the company has to ...
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Mentioned incorrect high-schools names during interview, should I contact and clarify?

So I had a job interview and we had some casual conversation, especially since I have family in the area. I was homeschooled through high school, but took some classes at local schools to supplement ...
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