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Questions tagged [interviewing]

Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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What kinds of Questions Do They Ask at an interview with Cisco for a Data scientist role? [on hold]

Is anyone familiar with the Cisco interview process for a data scientist role? Any tips or suggestions?
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What to wear to an interview for a food services business?

I'm prepping for an interview at a small, well-known food business, more upscale (e.g. food sourcing / ingredients, pricing) than, say, McDonald's or Chipotle, but not like a fancy steakhouse or sushi ...
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Do you give feedback to the Hiring Manager that one of his interviewers wasnt being fair leading to you not getting the job

I have been interviewing for a senior job that was going well. Met the CEO, the Hiring Manager and the Head of Services. I was the peer of the Head of Services. The interviews all went well and the ...
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Rejected in the fourth interview round, citing insufficient years of experience [on hold]

I have been interviewing with a very prominent software company, having completed one HR and two technical rounds (one with the team's manager) before. In the fourth round (coding round) I did very ...
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I missed a job confirmation call from HR, called back and was told to wait for a callback but no feedback yet

So earlier today I got a missed call from the HR manager of a company where I had been interviewing for the past 2 weeks. I had successfully gone through 3 levels and was informed the the HR that I ...
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Had to cancel first interview due to flu, company not responding to my email about re-scheduling. Should I re-apply?

I had an interview setup about a week ago, but had to cancel due to having the flu. After a brief email correspondence with the person who I'm suppose to interview with, he tells me it's fine, and ...
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Could asking for reimbursement of travel expenses for a small amount seem petty?

I interviewed for a role recently and wasn't selected in the end, probably due to the fact that I was interviewed for the wrong role. The details of the botched process can be found here. The ...
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Why don't more quant research or financial modeling and simulations employers use the MATLAB language? [on hold]

I see job postings in industry, e.g. in finance, regarding modeling and simulations (of stock prices, etc.) work, but the employers typically ask for coding in Python, Java and sometimes C++. As ...
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Phone interviewer missed scheduled call (twice)

I was excited to move forward in the round of interviews with a large, reputable company. The original phone interview was scheduled on a Thursday, the manager/team members missed the interview, and ...
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Preparing for job interview and whats my aspirations for life

So, I'm preparing for job interviews and I need to have a good answer on what my aspirations for my life is. Questions like: What would you like to achieve in life How would you achieve this When do ...
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How many days after interview to follow up? [duplicate]

I am kind of on a gas burner in my current job and would like to find another option. Interview was 3 days back excluding the weekend in between. How many days after is best to follow up about the ...
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A week to reconsider my choice after signing offer letter

I had a job interview last week and was offered the job on the spot. However, since I was thinking of attending other interviews, I told HR to give me more time to consider the offer. They agreed to ...
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Was it really inappropriate to write a pull request for the company I interviewed with?

This happened to me last year while I was interviewing with a company for a position I didn't get. I'm currently employed elsewhere but I'd like to know for future applications. I had an excellent ...
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What to say during an interview

Currently, I have been working for my employer for 2 yrs, with a full time 40 hrs a week schedule - but I am only actually doing 3 hours a week of work. This is a family construction business, and I ...
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Interviewing as a tech company contractor, but saw a permanent job listing for the same role

I’m currently in the phone interview stage for large tech company ABC. Already spoke with the hiring manager and some potential team members, so I’m currently waiting to hear if I’m onto the next ...
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Should a candidate attend interviews for which he suspect recruiters have not clearly understood his CV?

I received an email today requesting my availability for an interview next week. This is with regards to an open position of Data Scientist. I was informed that there would be an hour test; likely a ...
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Ever billed an interviewer for time?

Recently, I met with a panel of 4 men. They had access to my resume, and an extensive application I had submitted. They began the interview in an accusatory fashion were insulting with me, and ...
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Is this an abusive interview process? [closed]

Or am I too sensitive? A software company has very mixed Glassdoor reviews and several specifically call out narcisisstic behavior by the CEO. One review even used the term "grooming" behavior, i.e., ...
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Can I challenge the interviewer to give me a proper technical feedback?

Recently, I was in a technical interview, and after that, the interviewers gave me a technical task. During the interview, I got the impression the interviewers lacked proper knowledge of the ...
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How do we evaluate a candidate who would not speak to any women during the interview process?

In our small company with a few employees, everyone's input is important. We call each candidate in for two interviews, one with the owners and another with the Head Developer and a team member who ...
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Why would an employer contact references prior to asking for an interview?

I'm in a job search process. I'm applying to many different potential employers. On more than one occasion I've had a potential employer ask to speak to references prior to even calling me to ask ...
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Hiring freeze, then Hiring Manager takes too long to answer [closed]

I recently applied for a job at a medium sized internet company. After three interviews, out of which two technical, which both went well and had positive feedback on both sides, I was told by the ...
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The need of reserving one's ability in job interviews

When interviewing with a company where all the interviewers have lower educational backgrounds from lower ranking schools than the interviewee, should the interviewee appear modest, weaker and reserve ...
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Should I end contact with a employment agency if I have a tentative offer from the same target company?

I was contacted for contract work by a employment agency for a position for a company I really wanted to work for as a full time employee; the agency offered a contract role for 12 months. However, ...
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Interviewed for a senior position but offered a mid level role [closed]

I had a face to face interview in a company in the UK for a 'Senior Data engineer' position. The interview consisted of a technical Q&A with Tech lead & a data engineer. This happened after ...
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What's a reasonable period of time before quitting to look for a new job?

I am working as a software developer at a consulting firm, where I have been at the client location for about two years. I would like to move on from my current position to start a new project. ...
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I encountered my boss during an on-site interview at another company. Should I bring it up when seeing him next time?

I have been casually looking around for a new job for a few months now and had some Skype interviews so far. One of the companies I interviewed with flew me in for an on-site interview last week. We ...
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My HR contact's replacement is unresponsive and unaware of my interview progress

I've been going through an interview process with a major technology company at an intermediate level software development position and up until recently, things have been going great. All of the ...
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Why do interviewers ask what difference I can bring to their companies

Why do interviewers ask: What is it that you can bring to our organization to make a difference? I recently applied for a Java developer's position using my resume. The resume had a list of all ...
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Interviews that feel more like an induction

So I've noticed there are two types of interviews. One is the kind where the interviewer has questions for you and I've polished answers for that. But where I persistently fail is the kind of ...
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In what ways could someone working at a position for 15 years be negatively perceived?

Consider the following question, which I feel was asked in good faith: Why is working on the same position for more than 15 years not a red flag? This would imply that, at least to some, a person ...
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Why is working on the same position for more than 15 years not a red flag?

I'm about to interview someone who applied for the same position that I have: Senior Software Engineer. The candidate is 13 years older than me and has worked in the same position for more than 15 ...
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Lied about future MBA specialization in interview

So the institute where I enrolled for a management program wanted us to select 4 electives for 4th semester after the end of 2nd semester and during that time I was in dilemma whether to do marketing ...
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How to negotiate in an internship-interview?

I will soon have an interview about a possible internship. However there are a few things which are sub-optimal: I do not have my exam results yet - if I sign a contract now but have failed in my ...
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While evaluating a person for a role, they seemed competent, but were unaware of one of the most popular tools in the field. Is that a red flag?

Another team in my department recently hired a data scientist. I am the only one with any real data science training in our department and my manager asked me to have an informal chat with him to ...
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Include Restrictive License on Take Home Project

I was given a take home test after an interview that took me a lot of time to complete. The project includes an API, realtime database backend and a mobile frontend with remote notifications. Is ...
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How to acknowledge an embarrassing job interview, now that I work directly with the interviewer?

I work at Mega Large Company Inc. A year ago I was a new hire and very unhappy with my position, so I interviewed around internally in this massive company. I had major anxiety issues at the time (...
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How can I improve phone interviewing process?

Many of my first round interviews are done over the phone; however, I only have a cell phone, and so when recruiters and employers call to interview me, I am often nervous and have trouble hearing ...
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How should I address a 1-year break from work due to mental health?

I have a first class Computer Science degree. I worked at a prestigious fin-tech company for 6 months then decided to quit because my mental health was in a very bad state. Now after about a year gap,...
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I will be laid off months in the future - stay until the end with severance package or jump now - how will it be perceived in the future?

Hypothetical as things stand now, but it has happened to me in the past and I didn't find a good Q&A already on here. Scenario: Due to business conditions (cost cutting), a change in direction by ...
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Can I video job interviews?

Well I'm currently looking for a job, however the last 10 (so this is a good time to review it) interviews all apparently went "poorly", the result was; "we found a better candidate". Even though ...
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Dilemma of explaining to interviewer that he is the reason for declining second interview

During a recent interview for a job, I got a very bad feeling about the person who would be my team leader. The job itself would have suited me, but I disliked the person (his interview style was ...
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Never heard back after recruiting company asked for phone interview

A recruiter contacted me by email regarding a job I applied for to set up a phone call. I gave her my availability but never heard back. I'm just curious as to what could be the reason. Forgot? Had ...
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Proper way to give feedback (internal) after intervew

I was on a panel interview. Should you be "nice" or objective when giving feedback within the team? To put some context, this feedback will be in written form on an excel spreadsheet. What is the ...
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Should I tell my dream job I rescinded another offer to wait for their process?

I'm a software developer with 4 years experience. I'm in the USA. I had a final round of interview with hiring managers at my dream company. We had a few good laughs and I seem to have most or all ...
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How not to do a technical interview

I would like to share a recent experience of mine and would like to ask your opinion. I have applied to a position and passed several interviews, especially the one with the hiring manager went ...
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Interviewing a candidate about something you don't know much about

I am tasked with interviewing a candidate about a technical skill that I am not an expert in. What would be a good way to prepare for this interview (i.e how do I choose what questions to ask)? Should ...
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How to verify claims of entrepreneurial success in interview?

We are an early stage startup looking to hire our first senior developer (other than myself). One applicant who applied and interviewed has no higher education or employment past sixth-form college (...
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Is it appropriate for a new junior member of the team to be included in a interview panel for a senior / lead role

I work on the information security team at my company. We are currently looking to hire a senior security architect, a role that will require at least 7 - 10 years of previous hands - on experience ...
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Is it a bad idea to display the F-word on my GitHub profile? [closed]

Ordinarily, this would seem like a no-brainer, but maybe not... I am a college student currently applying for a summer internship at Booz Allen Hamilton where I would be doing a lot of software ...