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Questions tagged [interviewing]

Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

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Talking about accepted offer during a job interview

I accepted an offer and after that got an interview opportunity from my dream company. In the interview they had asked me if I have deadlines coming up. I informed them that I had to accept another ...
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Should I quit my current job to take some time to prepare for the next interview? [duplicate]

I am a senior developer in the Java domain. I want to quit my current job and find a new one in the next 2 months or so. The problem: I feel like I've been out of touch with some of the latest ...
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Travelling with a friend or relative on a business meeting to foreign country? [closed]

I have a face to face interview with a company in a foreign country. The company will provide me with flight tickets, airport transportation, visa fees, hotels and meals for one day interview and 2 ...
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Can I tell the “trial” job I'm still interviewing? [duplicate]

I've received an offer for a job. The first two weeks are a "tryout", and if they like me (and, presumably, vice-versa) they'll keep me on for another six weeks. I still have a few days from now in ...
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HR employee sent me code test but not know open .c file. Serious problems?

In 2017 I applied for an iOS programmer position with a company, they sent a code test and a survey about different IT technology (most not relate direct with iOS). The code test had three questions ...
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How to mention full stack experience on my resume?

I am a Product Engineer II at my current company. I work on writing backend in Java, making and querying tables in SQL, adding front-end on web (AngularJS, HTML, CSS) and Android (xml, SQLite), ...
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What does it say about a company if they refuse to use anything other than Skype for interviews? [closed]

I tried to interview with two different companies in Japan, but they always want use Skype for interviews and refuse use other software/methods (like telephone interview). I do not want use Skype ...
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How can I properly set boundaries and expectations during an interview process? [closed]

I have had a couple of experiences and would like some suggestions as to how to set boundaries when I am feeling uncomfortable as to the tone and type of questioning during an interview. I recently ...
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NDA agreement for interview task

I've had an interview with an ad agency and they've asked me to sign a NDA before I do an interview task. Now, I understood this was to protect their clients which I believe are somewhat secretive ...
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I've forgotten the name of the team(s) I'm being considered for — will asking the recruiter reflect poorly on me?

So this is somewhat embarrassing... I'm most of the way through a job application with "Company A" -- I've had phone screenings, on-sites, and then one final meet-and-greet with a bunch of hiring ...
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Got fired for fraternization. What to do now?

I had 1.5 and years of experience in a company and after a lot of struggle I got selected in a very good company which paid good. They sent me to Singapore, and I did something stupid. I was caught ...
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Professional references I introduced to the HR manager don't respond?

I am at the end of my PhD and searching for my next professional opportunity. I recently had a job interview for a research engineer position. I had two different interviews: with the scientific/...
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Is it ok to tell the interviewer you're physically uncomfortable?

I know this sounds strange and it's related to an interview that went bad a long time ago. After the interview I received feedback that I never had before, nothing to do with technical skill but the ...
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Preparing for a technical interview [closed]

I have a good 8 years of technical experience and for the last 1-2 years, I have been managing a team. I have decided to move back to the technical side and started preparing for it. I have started ...
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Interviewing: What could have been done better? [closed]

I hope this isn't too specific, but this question reminded me of the following incident and I want to know what I could have done better. If I am asking too much, feel free to edit the question. My ...
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Unconventional method of programming interview [closed]

I was asked to solve a programming problem in my last interview. I was given a laptop with an online editor/compiler where I was to write code and execute it. Standard enough, so far. Here, I was ...
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How to influence a prospective employer after interviews are over?

So the process went like this: I applied to the advertisement of the company After a few weeks I had a response and was invited to an interview two days later I did the interview and I believe was ...
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How can I clear the doubt in an interviewers mind that I will leave the job soon?

About me: I am a pre-final year student, studying for B.E. in Information Technology. Currently, I have some projects that show that I have some research interest and frankly (I have). However, for ...
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Talent agents who call out of the blue [closed]

I applied to a job posting that was 27 days old but figured "why not?" and wanted to do it regardless. Two weeks later I received a call from a talent agent at the company who stated the usual - good ...
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Candidate's answer during an interview disqualifies them. Is it unprofessional to immediately inform them of this?

As a senior software developer (based in the UK), my manager has me conduct interviews for junior developers alongside either himself or another senior developer. For the most part, he gives us a free ...
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Why does charm seem to have such a significant impact in hiring?

I remember a friend who went to a top-10 University, was academically exceptional all his life, and did thorough research on the companies he was applying to, yet he would always miss out on jobs to ...
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Telling a possible romantic interest that I cannot share my current industry contacts

I met someone recently who I originally thought was pleasant, smart and ambitious -- I still somewhat think that of her. The problem is now I realize she is pushing me to give her all of my recent ...
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What to do if after a technical interview you realize the solution the interviewer pushed for is wrong?

This is similar to: If you provided an incorrect answer to a technical question on an interview, should you respond with a corrected answer? but in this case, the solution I gave was one that the ...
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Where can I get affordable, good-quality career counseling (career advice, career coaching)? [closed]

I've been looking for a new job for about 6 months now. I've sent more than 100 applications. I've participated in more than 15 interview processes. In several cases, I got to the fourth or fifth ...
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Do I have to bring up a candidate's troubled history?

About 3 years ago, my coworker "Charles" convinced 14 people in my org to join a Fantasy Football league with a $100 buy-in. (14 people pay $100 at the beginning, and then the $1,400 would be ...
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Upcoming medical examination and interview the same day; how to handle PTO with current boss? [closed]

So I’ve got an interview Friday with a job that seems like the perfect fit. My current work situation has become increasingly toxic and has forced me to seek new opportunities. That being said, I am ...
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Should I commit to a job I cannot afford to keep? [closed]

An agency is submitting me to a job that has plenty of upsides, except for the pay. The jobs I typically get, and the ones I've been applying to lately, pay about twice what this one does. I will have ...
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Applying for different job after rejection at the same company

I wanted to apply for two positions at the same (small) company. Because I am desperate for work, I applied for a position which I don't like but where I have more experience. They got back to me fast,...
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Answering The Question: How Many People Work Here?

As a small business owner, you might have anywhere from 1-3 people working for you. Sometimes, it's just yourself. When someone comes into the office for an interview, it's usually just the business ...
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Interviewee strategy: show problem solving, or be communicative?

I've been a full time programmer for some five years now. I've never had a programming test in an interview, and I've worked for three small mobile game dev companies. I've always felt competent at my ...
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Tell my potential employer about my college

I was a Master's student at a university and got suspended for reasons. I have 2 courses left before I can get my Master's. It has been about 4 years since I've been out of college and I'd taken a ...
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While on a temp-to-perm assignment, how can I effectively ask for time off in order to interview for full-time positions? [duplicate]

I've been working while on a temp-to-perm contract, and recently a couple friends have helped to directly refer me to their companies - the recruiters of both companies promptly scheduled me for ...
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What would you guys order this? Answer an incoming call, responding to an important question from a co-worker, or responding to an important email? [closed]

How would you prioritize this? Answer an incoming call, responding to an important question from a co-worker, or responding to an important email?
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what to ask in a FIFTH-round interview? [closed]

I previously interviewed for a position at a company through three rounds, each time meeting with the boss. They ended up not hiring anyone for the position. A week later, the company posted a ...
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How to pass interviews if you never contributed to an open source project? [duplicate]

I am getting stuck already in few interviews when the companies ask me to show them my source code. During 10 years of career all "my" source code is private, sealed by many NDAs source code that is ...
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Potential employer keeps trying to re-negotiate salary down through interview process

I am interviewing for a position in Germany with an international European company. I have had 2 interviews, one with the country head and HR, the second with operational managers, including the one I ...
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How can I tell an interviewer that I have a great track record without sounding arrogant?

I'm in my final year of university (for engineering) and I am in the process of looking for full-time employment. My university has a co-op program and so I have 6 internships under my belt. For each ...
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How do I reapply after initially not replying to a potential employer after receiving an interview test?

I had an interview with a company who sent me a design test a month ago and I did not reply. Now I regret that decision and want another chance with them and I feel like I am stuck doing what I ...
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How to explain why I know the company's employee conditions?

I'm looking for a job. I used to date this person who worked for a small company. He shared with me information about working there, so I have a bit of insider knowledge (I don't mean business secrets ...
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Applying directly on employer website after rejecting recruiter offer for similar position

I was contacted by a recruiter about a job, and my resume was presented to the company. I interviewed but rejected the offer because it was a temp-to-hire position. As much as I like the job and the ...
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Recruiter asking the name of the company whose offer I accepted

There are some similar questions that have been asked, but I believe the nature of this situation is slightly more unique. I was recruiting for internship positions at multiple companies. I recently ...
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What to make of bizarre off-topic questions during job interview

Last week, I interviewed for a mid-level programmer position. It ended up being the strangest interview of my life. I won't name the company, but it was not a startup and was full of people who have ...
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Asked to schedule interview in SF while I'm visiting, no response for two weeks and I'm here already. What to do?

I've been in the run for this out-of-state startup job (< 10 people) in SF and went through 2 rounds: phone and 20+ hour paid project. When I told them that I'd be in San Francisco starting from ...
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Phone interviewer never called, no explanation in 3 days

I’m a college Junior who recently went to a career fair to look for summer internships. I talked to the VP of one department and really liked what he was working on. On top of applying and submitting ...
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How long should I wait until I follow up on a positive interview? [duplicate]

I had an interview a few days ago, which felt to me like it went very well. The interviewer himself said that he felt we had a great conversation, and that he was interested in moving on to the next ...
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Is it bad to bring an Android phone to an Apple On-site Interview? [closed]

I know Apple employees are passionate Apple fans. I do have an old iPhone that I can use. Should I just bring my old iPhone with me to the interview?
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Second interview, interviewers mentioned about experienced other candidate

On the last interview for a position, the interviewers have told me that I have done very good so far, and the other candidate they have been interviewing is a 20 years experienced person, and if I ...
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In Germany: Covering the costs of a job interview when the candidate rejects an offer

If a job seeker goes to a job interview some hundred km away and gets a job offer following the interview, which she rejects (for whatever reason - personal or professional - but not related to the ...
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Should I tell my new employer I feel incompetent to do the job?

I'm a software developer with 4+ years of experience. I'm socially awkward and always try to avoid daily meetings in my agile work environment. I'm planning to move out of my current company and I ...