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Questions tagged [interviewing]

Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Should I disclose to an interviewee that I will be leaving my post?

I am the senior developer/technical lead in a small team working with a rather particular framework. The other members of my team are junior developers who cannot make the transition from junior to ...
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How to not repeat cover letter in interview

When writing a cover letter, I have hear you need to show how your experience makes you the perfect match for the job. However, I have also researched how to answer the questions 'tell me about ...
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How do I state that the reason for leaving the last job was a mutual miscommunication with the management?

We parted our ways because both sides had different expectations from the role that I took. We parted on good terms and the (former) project manager even said that I could give out her phone and she ...
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How to Mention Projects and Tools of a Customer in Job Application

It is clear to me that naming any business partners of the current employer can get me into legal trouble or at least mark me as a big unreliable mouth in a job application or interview. I would like ...
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Can companies use my assignment in their product without my permission?

I've been doing assignments as part of my job applications to join tech startups in past weeks and I've noticed a lot of times they don't even get back to me with a feedback. This has happened so ...
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What's right mindset of a successful candidate? [closed]

I got my Physics PhD degree 5 months ago. I have been looking for jobs in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. I did data analysis and machine learning in my PhD; then I went to an AI ...
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Pre phone interview follow up

I live in Canada and applied for a job in a different city within the same province. Recruiter responded for an initial phone interview and we supposed to make an appointment. I replied to him with my ...
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Following up an interview after one month

I had an interview with this company on December 19, 2018 and I think it went well. After the interview the interviewer told me that he will send me an email that we will be in touch so if I had any ...
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Taking a coding test with another potential candidate at the same time

I went for a Software Engineering interview earlier which in my opinion was unique in a bad way(s), but in this post I want to highlight only one thing that I observed. Before going to the interview ...
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Spying on potential employer's LinkedIn

I know LinkedIn notifies the user when someone visits their profile. I have an interview scheduled in a week with 4 different people from a company. I would like to see what is on their LinkedIn and ...
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How to ask about a position that requires security clearances?

So I’m interviewing for a position that I was recommended for by someone who knows what I am good at and what I like, so I’m fairly confident that I am interested in the job, however... The job ...
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Should I tell my recruiter that I applied for another position at the same company?

I have an interview coming up and I also applied for a different job in the same company in a different location. Should I tell my recruiter that I applied to another position in the same company?
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When should I tell my boss that the person I recommended for a job is my partner?

TL;DR: My currently-unemployed partner is looking for a job. I recommended them for a position in my company. I discovered afterwards that they would work in my department should they get the ...
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Do interviews work? [closed]

The ideal answer would contain: A concise summary of what the existing research says about the effectiveness of job interviews; and Concrete recommendations on what employers should or shouldn't do.
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How to effectively use unethical business practices as an escape hatch for a new job?

I started a new position about 5 months ago. I do not like it and wish to start interviewing...the problem is that I could be seen as a job hopper since my last 4 stints lasted 2 years, 1.5 years*, 8 ...
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Graduating with excellent grades except one resit in August. How to put on resume/discuss with internship company? (Europe)

I'm graduating cum laude with good to great grades in all courses, near the top of my class, which should be a nice starting point for a good first job. Or rather, I would graduate if not for one ...
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Should I call or email to ask for a job?

I interned this past semester at a company I fell in love with. I worked hard and was able to work on a diverse range of projects with multiple teams in the organization. Near my last day I was at a ...
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Multiple offers with varied benefits

This was my question that I had posted here. Salary expectation and negotiation after a gap in career I have been diligently preparing for the interviews, updating my skill set, been attending ...
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Can I ask previous job interview: What was wrong?

I had an interview not long ago (3 months) at a big international company. There were 170 applicants and at the end it stood between me and another guy. The other guy got it. The manager said it was ...
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Potential employer flew me out for interview, cancels return flight

A company I was interested in just flew me out for an interview. It was on the other side of the country so they paid for my flight and hotel. Unfortunately, the interview went disastrously. I blew ...
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Tech startup offer may entail unpaid labor for a while — how to proceed?

I'm scheduled for an interview with a data analytics startup that may not initially pay a salary. I tried to check their website, but it's not even set up yet. This is around the Silicon Valley area,...
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Is it okay to mention my work experience? [closed]

I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree on Information Technology last May 2018. I wasn't a talented programmer during my college years but I was able to provide necessary output during ...
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How to cancel job interview without burning any bridges? [duplicate]

TL;DR I agreed to a job interview and now I don't want to go; how do I explain it to the HR without burning the bridge for further applications to the same company? Context: Some time ago I applied ...
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How to ask the future employer to not inform my current employer about our negotiations?

I have just joined an IT company since 2 month ago, meanwhile my previous employer sent a negative feedback about me to my current employer. I wish to leave this company because, it seems that my ...
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Programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question

tl;dr: How to deal with programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question I interviewed a candidate for a programming position. He is a recent graduate from a ...
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How should i approach my manager to say i want to move to another position in the same company?

I am in a big company that has many buildings and areas of all diferent kinds all over my city and country. The point is that i entered as an intern in one area that, in my opinion, does not suit what ...
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HR forgot about the video call interview

I applied for a job, the recruiter got back to me after 2 weeks asking what time I could take the interview, I said whenever you want I could make time for it. He told me he'd schedule a video call ...
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Should I mention I've reversed engineered games of the company I interview at?

During the last few years, alongside with me diving into programming area, I've been playing some games of one company. Expectedly, two interests collided and part of my experience grew from the ...
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Boredom, lack of projects, search for new opportunity

Currently I work for a small software development company. I have been working for this company for 2 years. The "software development team" consists of me and another colleague, in other words the ...
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How to follow up after this interview? And what does this email mean? [duplicate]

I had an interview with this company on December 19, 2018 (3 weeks ago) and I think it went well. After the interview the interviewer told me that he will send me an email that we will be in touch so ...
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How to deal with end of employment after probation period

I've recently ended with a company after my probation period with a company in the UK. However during the position I've learnt some valuable skills, including new techniques and coding languages, ...
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Peculiar set of interviews with identical questions

A few months ago, a company contacted me about a 2-year data science contract. I agreed to an initial telephone interview, during which I was asked: "in Python, what's the difference between a ...
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Interviewing spouse of a fired employee

We are a small organisation (50+ people). Recently an employee was fired. Events leading to her termination escalated quickly and everything happened very fast (within 1-2 days). Obviously, she did ...
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How to frame personal study outside of workplace?

For interviews, how can I express to future employers that mostly all of the training and study I have listed on my resume was done by me outside of work hours, with my personal funds, and not by my ...
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Currently finishing the last year of high school, have a group interview for a Software Development apprenticeship [closed]

I have a group interview upcoming for an apprenticeship for Software Development. I have no experience in coding but hope to get a foot in the IT industry with the apprenticeship by learning and ...
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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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Should you disclose any details when asked about your work permit?

When seeking a job online in a country where you have a temporary work permit, should you tell about the permit to the potential employer? Should you mention the length of the permit or that you will ...
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Interview question regarding scalability of the application

I have had two different interviewers, in two different occasions, asking me one similar question. What is the number of end users of the application that I am currently working on? I gave a rough ...
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How to dodge/answer when an interviewer asks (legal) personal questions?

Indian female here, residing in India. Been attending technical interviews and there were a few where one or two personal questions were popped up right at the beginning. They didn't make me ...
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Asking about eating policy during interview

TL;DR: I want to work in a company with a strict no-eating-in-office policy. How can I ask about it during an interview? Background: Western Europe, software engineering, ~2 years experience. I have ...
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(Accidentally?) hired into the wrong position

A company was hiring several developers. Among them a embedded software developer position with some very strict requirements (like 10+ years of experience with C) that I in no way qualify for (I'm a ...
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Interview: How to answer - Why do you want to leave your current job? [duplicate]

Here's a bit of background regarding my situation: I don't necessarily want to leave my current job. In fact, I'm quite happy there. I'm only considering interviewing for a similar role at a company ...
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Offering Less Than What Was Advertised [closed]

I just accepted a job but still have a question. Online salary range was saying 55K with a minimum associate degree and they are willing to train the person they will hire. After two long interviews,...
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I have been invited to debrief after taking motivational/emotional assessments, how do I prepare for this?

So I am going through the strangest job process I have ever gone through in my life. It feels like its to work for the CIA, but it is not, its just a small tech company. I have passed the initial ...
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Any particular aspect of the tech world that has consistent interview processes?

I am a JavaScript developer as well as Linux Systems Administrator, but don't necessarily have more experience in one over the other. As I gain more experience in my craft, specifically my ...
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How to justify changing job after 1.5 month?

I have recently joined a new company in Estonia which is active in software development, and i have worked there for 1.5 month. I am in a trial period currently (which is 4 month). I regret about my ...
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How to react to companies which don't reimburse candidates' travel cost to interviews (“Vorstellungsgespräch”)? [closed]

I want to ask your opinions about one issue, especially Germans since the topic is about the German job market. A company invites to a face to face interview after an application in Germany. I need ...
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Leaving a Job and worried about being viewed as a liar

I'll start off by staying that this is my first post and I'm on mobile so sorry for any formatting problems. Shortly after graduating college I found work at a company. During the interview process I ...
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How to tell a prospective employer that you have a high IQ without seeming like you have an over-inflated ego or delusional

I am not saying this is my case, just something that I'm very curious about, because: 1) Taken a face value it should be a perfectly natural thing to say and an extremely desirable trait in an ...
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How can I keep a job search from being discovered by current employer?

I am looking for either a more senior or similar role in a bigger company. All our competitors would be happy to have me. Some of our biggest customers also approached me. And some of our partners, ...