Questions tagged [interviewing]

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Can a recruiter be a reference?

I am applying to new jobs and need a reference. I've had 5 previous jobs which all resulted in me getting fired from them. If I were to contact any of them (previous employers) no doubt they'd give ...
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How can my boss know that I am looking for a job via LinkedIn? [closed]

Today, when my boss was talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don't need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in LinkedIn, right? I am very very surprised because : I ...
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Pay increase for management responsibilities

I am currently looking for a new job and wanted some salary advice. I am a visual designer specialising in creating design systems for companies to help create consistency across their sites / ...
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How to answer questions in survey for job application such as “do I have any bad habits” or “have I ever lied”?

I'm applying for a job and they have an online questionnaire. Each question in it is a statement which I must rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how much it describes myself (with 1 being not at all like me ...
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How should I address someone who was a professor at academia and joined the industry later as an expert?

I have an interview with the department head of a tech company who is a former University professor that left academia and joined the industry two years ago. As I always try to be formal at the ...
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Peer interview after job application

I recently had a "peer interview" as part of a job application, by phone after Google Meet decided to not cooperate. I am absolutely qualified for the job, with the record to prove it, so my ...
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What do they mean when they ask if I'm in a hurry to hear their decision?

In several interviews, I was asked at the end of the meeting if I have a deadline by which I need to hear a decision from them. Of course, I always appreciate the earlier they respond back. But, I'm ...
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What should I do if I get a job offer, but don't really understand what it is I would be doing?

I had interview for a position with a small managed IT company. It was recommended to me by a friend, but he didn't really know the details of what they did. The job posting was rather vague and ...
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Who to contact when I don't know who's in the recruitment committee

Here's a timeline of my job interview process: From application to technical test: 28 days Informed that I'd passed the test: 5 days Time taken to set up first round of interviews: 19 days I'm now ...
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How can I lower an employer's expectations?

The past 5 jobs I had were ones I got fired from. An issue I have is in interviews I appear to be very bright which raises the expectations of an employer, and often this leads to disappointments. ...
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Salary negotiation after an interview

I got a job offer from one of the big 4 with a lower salary than I expected (25% less than what I earn currently). knowing that I can accept up to -10% compared to what I earn, because the position ...
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Am I allowed to disclose to a company that they're using my current companies software during interviews?

Consider that I am working for a company which is selling a software and not publically disclosing most of their customers. I am, of course, under NDA. If I were to apply/interview to/with a different ...
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Some candidate showed up an hour before the interview

I think it is normal that the candidate shows up 5 to 10 minutes before the interview. But sometimes I have candidates show up an hour early. How should I deal with that? I feel a little bit annoyed ...
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Why would HR set up a 15 minute video call following final interview rounds? See below for details [closed]

I had final rounds of interviews 2 days ago (this past Wednesday). The Senior HR person I interviewed with said that they are considering a few other candidates as well in the running. When I asked ...
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HR rejected me in last round supposedly for pay reasons - how to react?

I interviewed with a leading Swiss bank for a middle office role. I indicated both early on to the line manager and to a member of the HR (in an unscheduled call) that I wanted to be hired at the ...
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“Success rate” for cold-calling recruiters?

I get a lot (2-3 a week) LinkedIn messages from "cold calling" recruiters. I've answered to a few, set up 30 minute meetings, but in every case I either never hear from them again, or I get ...
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Would it be advisable to email a potential employer letting them know that you are about to take another offer?

I'm asking this question for someone else (let's call them Alice). Alice has been looking for a job for a long time and finally came across companies A, B and C. They are all interviewing for an open ...
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I want to get a Java dev internship with no prior cs background and with the help of a technical project to present, I'm not sure of my chances

I obtained my licence in economics but without pursuing because it became obvious I wouldn’t get the career path I wanted so I decided to switch to software development. During my bachelor courses, I ...
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Appropriate time to email manager for interview followup

I had two interviews last week with different managers on Wednesday and Thursday. Each time the manager informed me when the following interview would be. So manager #1 set up the call with manager #2 ...
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How to explain above average PhD time in a job interview

After six years, I recently finished my PhD, while the average in the field is 3.5 to four years. Personally, I think it is mostly my supervisors fault by letting me work on irrelevant tasks and poor ...
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How should I approach an interview where I'm lacking one of the skills?

I would really much appreciate advice on this. I have been selected for an interview within an industry I have never worked for, and this is a new role for me. The job description says it requires a ...
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Should I send a thank you email for a mail informing me I have been shortlisted for an interview?

I recently applied for a position and I received an email that I have been invited for an interview. The email suggests it has been sent to everyone shortlisted as it starts with 'Dear everyone,' and ...
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Upcoming masters program, but have new job offer

Currently I am working at company A, and I have a job offer from company B. My masters will begin in fall (sep 2021), and thus I am not sure if it is wise for me to accept offer B. I am willing to ...
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Communicate interview preparation

I have an upcoming technology related job interview this week and I would like to speak with my recruiter about preparation. I reached out and my recruiter told me about the rounds and their nature (...
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How do I use an interviewer's name during an interview?

I have little experience interviewing. I recently got an interview and the interviewer provided me with her name. How do I use her name throughout the interview?
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How to manage multiple reference checks with few references

I am looking for a job right now. After sending resumes in the last month or so, I got some answers, phone interviews, video interviews at different firms, amongst which 5 seem seriously interested in ...
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Can I ask to “audit”/“shadow” a position, if I'm not selected?

I just had an interview. I'm about to send a follow-up email. In that email I'm considering asking if "shadowing" the position is possible, that is the following: I won't be recognized as ...
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How to write an email after non-response from HR [duplicate]

Here's the timeline: 22 days ago- My resume got shortlisted for a role. I was sent a technical test. 12 days ago- I was informed I passed the test and that the executive assistant will be setting up ...
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How to remind the HR for the interview? [duplicate]

I applied for a job at a tech company. First, I was given a online assessment, which I cleared. After that HR sent an email stating that I have been selected for further rounds of interviews and asked ...
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How do you keep professional software work sustainable?

Summary question: how can I find/create a workplace where there's enough time to do a good job, learn what's needed, and count on regular hours? Long question/explanation: I've noticed most workplaces ...
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Don't quite understand why companies ask LeetCode problems in software interviews?

I am seeing so many companies ask LeetCode questions for software engineering jobs. (even for just developing website's front end). Those questions can be very specific and not something that a ...
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Got rejected in a coding interview even though I felt I could get to the next round. How can I be consistently successful in coding interviews? [closed]

About two months ago, I was interviewed by a developer from a start-up company and he asked me to write C++ code for a straight-forward problem (Given an array of integers, return the prime numbers in ...
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I'm having trouble remembering random and nuanced concepts during Data Science interviews [closed]

I've come across an issue I've never had before. My last position was a Data Science position. Data Science is an extremely broad field with more concepts under it than almost any other field I can ...
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Changing name to get job [closed]

A month ago I sent my application for a job for X company for a full-stack job. They didn't move forward with my application because I am not senior level. I found a new DevOps job. I tried to call ...
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Interview Phase 2, I admit that I was bad in Phase 1, they cancel the interview [closed]

It happened on a recent interview to me. This case was the following: Interview #1. They ask very deeply from a field which I know not very deeply (but worked already some years with it). My answers ...
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Is it standard to talk about salary and conditions with ALL shortlisted candidates? [closed]

As per titles, I just got an interview with the HR on my soft skills and he also explained me the salary and conditions (pretty much in detail, it took 30 mins for the interview and other 30 for ...
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Are questions on theory useful in interviews?

Our company have been interviewing for a C# position recently. One of the questions we ask is "can you explain the difference between an abstract class and an interface". I've been to many ...
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Is it reasonable to request a higher salary when joining a controversial company? [closed]

An example of such a controversial company is Huawei. I have deep ideological objections to joining such a company if the allegations against them are true, but it's obviously hard to tell how true ...
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Can I give “my colleagues weren't motivated” as a reason for leaving a company? [duplicate]

It's not the only reason I left, but it was one of them. Basically almost all my colleagues weren't very motivated. They will follow instructions, but never come up with ideas of their own. There ...
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Do interviewers treat interns rude all the time? [closed]

I received an invitation email for a next-day interview and the time scheduled was very bad which was at 12pm, I asked for rescheduling but the HR said they do not have any available slots throughout ...
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Interviewer pretending to have more candidates [closed]

It happened more than once that I had the impression to be the only candidate but the interviewer talked about interviews (plural) or explicitly mentioned other candidates. Don’t ask me how I got that ...
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Changing attitude of hiring manager between different rounds of interviews [closed]

So, I had two interviews with this hiring manager, the second one being more like a panel interview. The thing is, during the first interview, I was very comfortable during the discussion with this ...
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Should I wait for an offer to turn down a job?

During my final interviews for position A I realized that it is not right for me. Even if they come back with a great offer, it is extremely unlikely that I will be able to work well in that capacity. ...
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How to react when a project is canceled due to work duplication

In an interview for a manager position, I got the following question: Say your team has been working on product A for months. Then one day your manager tells you that another team has been working on ...
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Company didn't warn me my interview would be a panel interview with 9 people

Recently I had an online interview (Zoom call) at one of the universities for the PhD position in space physics. The secretary (she contacted me by email) sent to me the date and time slot of the ...
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Covid-19 causing complications leading to shorter job durations than desired on a resume - how does it look and sound?

Currently I'm in somewhat of a conundrum. I'm a British software engineer who performs fairly decently in his job. I've got some interesting accomplishments on my CV and the like. I say that because I ...
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Adding interviewer on LinkedIn after taking other job

There were two job vacancies in particular that appealed to me – 'Job A' and 'Job B' I had an interview for Job A, and then the next day I had a telephone interview with Job B, the manager then said ...
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How to estimate employee turnover?

Motivation: I think employee turnover is a great measure for employee satisfaction, especially if you believe in the dead sea effect where a company's talent leaves more readily, causing accumulation ...
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Contract not renewed, what to say when asked 'why did you leave your last job'?

At my last job I was in a project, my performance was good, I was even going to get a raise, but the pandemic happened and it was put on hold. I was then changed to another team and project. That ...
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Multiple interviews with the same company?

I’ve been really wanting to be part of this organization. And I just interviewed with a recruiter last week for one of the locations about an hour away from me and over the weekend I applied to a few ...

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