Questions tagged [interviewing]
Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.
How to indicate, when applying for a job, that my legal name is my deadname?
I'm a trans woman looking to get back into actively job-searching. As of currently, I've fully socially transitioned and use my preferred (female) name for most purposes (and it's what all my ...
Why the HR not answering or replying to my emails, after I passed all interview stages?
Recently was approached in Germany by well-known electric cars manufacturer in Berlin, it is their first factory in Europe and they need construction professionals for the new construction expansion. ...
I have several interviews coming up, but a later availability date then intended, should I contact the hiring manager?
I'm about to finish my master's degree so I've been applying to jobs, many of them state or federal that take a bit more time to hear back from. Two of them contacted me to set up interviews a ways ...
Interviewers asking about specific companies where I was consulting
I have been consulting for a few firms over the last few years specializing in a large software platform. When interviewing at other consulting firms, I have always used generalized answers as to ...
Will IBM's asshole test work? [closed]
When I read this article about IBM's asshole test, I doubt that will work. This is an asshole test. You see who turns into an asshole under pressure and they don't make it to the next round". ...
What are some coding interview strategies for those like me with dyslexia?
Overall, I'm lucky that I've had a good but challenging career in I.T. with dyslexia for 23 years. I perform horribly during 'leet code' or Big Tech style coding interviews (Ironically I've worked at ...
Can I put a killed project on my resume? [duplicate]
Over the past year, I had been gradually working on a project to set up a locally-hosted bug tracker for use within the company. It was essentially complete within a few months, but finishing touches ...
How to politely decline a take-home test task
I recently applied for a software engineering job and the company responded back with a take-home test task which, in their words, should take between 2 to 3 hours. Currently, I'm about 2 and a half ...
Answering interview questions about company departure and work gap
I was outsourced last year and have only now begun applying for work again in the IT trade. It's possible I will be asked these questions: Why did you leave the company? True complete answer: I didn'...
Is there any feasible way to avoid outing myself as transgender to prospective employers?
I'm planning to get back into actively job-searching in the somewhat-near future. I've thought of something that could potentially be a stumbling block, though; I'm a trans woman living in a not-too-...
Dealing with hard questions during a software developer interview
I've recently attended an interview for a software developer position. At one point I was given three questions - two code writing and another more theoretical. One of the code writing questions ...
Interviewing for a job: when to ask about compensation?
The problem: there are significant problems with my current employment: the project and myself have been moved to a new organization, there is no clear project ownership, governance and funding are ...
Should I avoid Friday interviews?
Is avoiding Friday interviews generally a good practice, especially for technical rounds in the software industry? Context: I had a rather rough interview on Friday that shook my confidence. It opened ...
How to prepare for the final round interview?
I have applied for a junior data analyst position. I passed three interviews, including technical, with the manager and the recruiter. Now in the final round they gave me a small project and want me ...
Is it acceptable to prepare for the requirements interview? The preparation can block the open mind and approach
I am software developer and from time to time I am required to participate in the requirements interviews with internal or external customers for the product the we develop and maintain. I tend and my ...
Professionalism: As an interviewee, how can I create an interview process, where both sides negotiate and communicate as equals?
There is an old saying that a job interview is a two-way street. Both employer and employee can get a picture of each other and finally decide. As an IT professional, it is now often the case that you ...
Interview with head of department before technical interview [closed]
What shall I expect? Head of department also has degree in same field but recruiter said that the interview is not technical. it will be after this interview
How to talk about depression in interviews
I am a "new grad", looking for graduate roles at companies. In my sophomore and junior years, I was a victim of clinical depression (due to conditions created by the pandemic). Interviewers ...
How to ask about another project within company?
I'm an employee at a Fortune 500 consulting company (CompanyX). I'm currently working on a project in NY. I was going through CompanyX's website, and I saw another project that looked really ...
How do I ensure a project I'm interviewing with is managed by a flexible 'agile' managment style?
I've identified a few things I need in a contract to be a good fit for me, and one of those is a flexible management. I want a team and management that doesn't micro manage, is capable of adjusting ...
Having an interview for another position, same company - because first position has weird Hiring Manager
I have a second interview scheduled soon. I already had a first interview via phone and I got a bad feeling about the Hiring Manager with whom I talked to. The Hiring Manager sounded kinda weird and I ...
Second follow up after an unreviewed assignment
I did two interviews for this rather-small agency in the U.S. Both were more on the discovery and talk-about-yourself side - both went great, really connected with both interviewers - but at the end ...
Should I point out my personal fears and flaws when giving interview feedback?
I am a recent graduate with very limited work experience (outside of summer internships). I was invited to interview at a company that is tangentially involved in a topic that I am very interested in. ...
Interviewing for a tech position. The interviewer wants to ask about my "business skills." What should I be preparing? [closed]
As the title says, I'm interviewing for a tech position and I've been told by the HR contact that the interviewer wants to ask me about my "business skills." My background is academia, and ...
Interviewing with a company that "flaked" on me before. How to negotiate job security when interviewing for a new position with them?
A few months ago I was interviewing with Tech Company for a consulting job. The job was attractive for a few reasons, the main ones being a big pay increase, full-time, fully remote, good career move, ...
Should I be worried about the time I reply to a request for interview?
At around 4 pm Monday, a company I applied to almost a month ago suddenly replied that they would like to interview me on Thursday. However, I am in a class and busy doing homework throughout that day ...
Should I tell my employer about my new starter company [duplicate]
I have started my own company (i am the only employee in it) and trying to find customers/investors for my new business it is Computer Solutions for healthcare. is it a plus to mention that in a job ...
Interviewed by a junior developer, is it pride to not like it [closed]
So there is this startup that wanted me to help them in their site development. They told me that they are fundless right now and that I will hold shares and once the system shoots, I will have my ...
How do I explain why I need to take time off, for an interview, at the place where I work
I work at a fairly large company (1000+ employees all on a single campus of multiple buildings). I am interviewing for a new position in the same company, and need to take a vacation day. My boss is ...
Can I ask for higher salary than I asked in the first interview?
I had an interview and they asked me what my requested salary is. I gave them a number. Although the number seems fair, I think I can ask for a higher salary (in case I was selected for that role). Is ...
Answering broad technical questions in job interviews
I have had a few interviews where the question is asked, "How does the browser receive data from a web server?" I feel I can very deeply answer this question, but I feel that in the process ...
Accepted Offer, What to do About Remaining Interview?
I've accepted an offer recently, and have let most of the other companies know that I accepted. However, there is one company that I've applied to many times over the years, which would be a dream to ...
Is it rude to let the recruiter / manager / interviewer know that you have / wait for other job offers?
I am expecting that I will get a call from my interviewer (who will be my future manager) that they want to hire me. I had two meetings there (company B) but just want to get information on how this ...
Best way to Negotiate Salary?
I think will be getting a job offer soon. They interviewed with me 4 times now. They kept asking what I want or my salary range. I never gave them a clue. At the end told them if they think I can ...
Technical coding interview with no distractions
With LeetCode questions, I am able to solve up to medium/hard questions relatively easily (less than 30 minutes). I walk away from the computer and think it through, usually with a whiteboard or ...
I have received an affirmative, but I am still in the final stages of several application processes - how to maximize ones options?
From my first application, I got an affirmative via phone some days ago and an e-mail with details about my salary, bonuses and so on. The interview was good, for the role, I am a great match from my ...
How should I respond to the interviewer's question "How was the interview?" you get asked some days later after the job interview on the phone?
Typically, some days after a job interview, the HR person calls you and asks for your opinion on the interview. What are good responding phrases to this? Which aspects should be considered in my ...
Advice please: recruiter spilled too much of the beans and I don't want to jeopardize their career
A really large company very actively recruited me, and is planning on flying me out soon, however, I don't want to interview and no one is answering the phone/email for me to cancel the flights/rental/...
Is a paid non-compete from a non-competitor a reasonable reason to delay start date?
At my current employer in the US, I have a paid non-compete agreement (basically garden leave). If I leave the company, I am prohibited from working with a competitor for 9 months, but receive my ...
Should I contact the company directly if the recruitement agent is not contacting me? (UK)
I was contacted by a recruiting agent, who suggested a graduate role and everything went smoothly. Had a telephonic hr interview, a technical online interview, and face to face presentation interview. ...
What should I tell an interviewer about my weaknesses when applying for a data science / machine learning engineer role?
What should I tell an interviewer about my weaknesses when applying for a data science / machine learning engineer role? According to the general recommendations, one should tell real weaknesses, but ...
Can an interviewer ask me why I'm no longer with my past employer?
The company I used to work for outsourced my job. Now I am starting to apply for positions and want to know if an interviewer can ask why I'm not with them anymore. What is the best way to explain ...
What would company do to me if I cheat their clients? [closed]
I am working in a MNC since 8 months and get caught cheating when I am giving client interview for getting into client project by using proxy. Will they recover salary back from me for cheating their ...
Not Provided with Contact Info - Should I send a Thank You Note?
Context: I am currently a college student in my senior year. I have completed several internships, and am currently interviewing for full time roles. Yesterday I completed super day (final round) ...
How much information is too much for "Why do you want to leave your previous employer?" in a job interview?
I work at a prison. I am a cook. My job is not to cook, but to control inmates while they work in the kitchen. I am a specialist; if you asked an average correctional officer to do my job, it would ...
Interviewer keeps stringing me along. How should I respond to their latest response?
About 8 weeks ago, I interviewed for a position. The interview went well, and they gave me a verbal offer, telling me to expect a written offer within the week. I put in my 2 weeks' notice and left ...
Interviewer wanted to connect with me on LinkedIn the day after the interview, is this appropriate?
I want to clarify that prior questions were about the interviewee contacting the interviewer. This question is about the opposite, where the interviewer contacts the interviewee. I had an initial, ...
Would I know if my answer to question why I leave my last company acceptable?
My situation is, when I joined my last company, my title is senior software engineer. When I joined the team for two weeks, I was assigned to a new team. In that moment, there was no source code yet ...
Interviewer asked me to submit the solution of a problem after the interview [closed]
I recently had a technical interview. It went decent I suppose. I could answer lots of questions, but he asked a coding question, which took the whole interview for me to solve. He asked if he should ...
How can I accept offer and keep looking for new one?
In recent months I accepted job as Software Developer which included relocation and change of my primary tech stack. Unfortunately the company decided to withdraw offer when I was already relocated, ...