Skip to main content

Questions tagged [interviewing]

Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
14 votes
6 answers
9k views

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) ...
Non Existent's user avatar
2 votes
5 answers
1k views

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 ...
user1833028's user avatar
34 votes
8 answers
17k views

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 ...
ale10ander's user avatar
20 votes
8 answers
19k views

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, ...
iwantmyphd's user avatar
  • 1,695
3 votes
3 answers
811 views

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 ...
JoseLuis's user avatar
1 vote
4 answers
584 views

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 ...
S. Joshi's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
431 views

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, ...
OneGuyFromEU's user avatar
-6 votes
3 answers
325 views

Would US Based client pursue legal action against a someone impersonating a candidate?

I joined in a MNC and got my first round interview invitation link from US Based client with this extra details: “This interview invitation is intended for the candidate to whom this [email / letter] ...
Willy Thomas's user avatar
4 votes
6 answers
6k views

Best way to answer interview question about "getting stuck"?

I recently had an interview for a senior software developer position. One question was along the lines of, "if you're working on something and you get stuck, what do you do?" I've been asked ...
Jez's user avatar
  • 169
2 votes
3 answers
658 views

Following up after underperformance in an interview relative to knowledge

I recently had a second interview with a firm for a highly technical position. This involved deep knowledge of some concepts I got a masters degree in, and I specifically list all classes I took on my ...
hedgedandlevered's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
926 views

Mentioning experience of (non-malicious) bot-building in interviews?

I built a bot to reserve sports courts at my university's athletic facilities. I did it because the reservations opened during a time when I am usually asleep, and also demand is high (pretty sure ...
The Hagen's user avatar
  • 143
1 vote
1 answer
464 views

Proactively telling the interviewer about other interviews

Applying and interviewing for leadership positions in Australia! Context: OK, there is a Company X that I interviewed with recently and I really want to work for them. The interview was very very ...
Pioneer83's user avatar
  • 568
5 votes
4 answers
1k views

How to tell if a software company encourages/allows quality work, during the interview process?

The book Peopleware has this to say about quality: ... managers tend to think of quality as just another attribute of the product, something that may be supplied in varying degrees according to the ...
Ryan1729's user avatar
  • 687
-1 votes
2 answers
1k views

Should I Tell a Prospective Employer I’m Looking For a 2nd Job?

I’m happy with my current job and I have no plans to leave the company I’m working for. But I’m also the sole breadwinner for my family and inflation is making it increasingly difficult to live on a ...
Wes Sayeed's user avatar
  • 1,477
16 votes
7 answers
11k views

If I delay the interview process with a company due to vacation, do I increase the probability that they hire someone else?

I have a vacation coming up and I am in the process of interviewing with a company. I told them that I will be going on vacation and they said that it's fine, that I can continue the interview process ...
Pointer_to_void's user avatar
9 votes
6 answers
1k views

How can I best ensure applicants have requisite foundational knowledge?

I am in the process of hiring my first full time data scientist in an academic setting. The position is entry level, and I expect to personally provide mentorship for the skills specific to my field ...
Ian Campbell's user avatar
-4 votes
2 answers
230 views

Looking for a job while being new in the current position

A friend of mine was hired recently by a company (a couple of weeks ago). She applied to another position recently in a different company and she will have an interview soon. We were discussing this ...
Minions's user avatar
  • 529
1 vote
7 answers
3k views

My interviewer stopped the interview process half way

So I applied for a job at a company and a recruiter reach out to me via email as they wanted to proceed with the interview process. The company didn't do a phone interview with me, instead they ...
user avatar
20 votes
4 answers
7k views

Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?

I am updating my CV. I am 26 and have been working full time for about 8 years now, I have some decent experience which I think looks pretty good on paper. I'm a senior developer at my current (small) ...
QTom's user avatar
  • 311
2 votes
4 answers
2k views

Should I have said something when I realized I have a personal connection to one of the interviewers?

I just did an interview for a job I really want. Only problem is one of the interviewers was my ex's new fiancée. I was unaware until she introduced herself. She knew beforehand as she had the list of ...
Worker's user avatar
  • 31
0 votes
2 answers
688 views

how to determine in interview if candidate will be of help with "On the side" programming projects

In my company I am a Mechanical Engineer, but I take on a lot of programming projects on the side for my department and have created several tools that have helped save us a lot of time and headaches. ...
user77066's user avatar
  • 105
23 votes
8 answers
2k views

What question can I ask at an interview to discover if the employer is top-down and bureaucratic?

I have held five jobs in my programming career, two which I hated and three which I loved. In the three jobs I loved, our team had the freedom to make our own decisions about our work. In the two jobs ...
Liz at work's user avatar
  • 1,629
4 votes
4 answers
1k views

How to decide on an interview process, to hire software developers?

Some parts of the interview process for software developers seem pretty clearly established. Having a fairly brief initial phone screen of some sort seems like a generally good idea, for example. ...
Ryan1729's user avatar
  • 687
15 votes
6 answers
10k views

Didn't receive the expected depth of feedback from company after an interview [closed]

I have applied for a software engineer position at a startup. The contact person was one of the co-founders of the company. Over email, we initially discussed about the compensation, the project and ...
I. S.'s user avatar
  • 413
-4 votes
5 answers
1k views

How do you handle an overly polite candidate during the interview?

I am the hiring manager and I have the 2nd round and final interview of a candidate, who is overly polite. For every question I asked he always responded with "thank you" at the beginning ...
Qiulang 邱朗's user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
2k views

Are technical interviews by the company's "expert", followed by the news of the expert leaving and his job also being available a red flag?

As described in the title, At the last stage of an interviewing process, a technical interview for say job A was conducted by the job A's team leader and a company's employee introduced as an expert ...
Gaston's user avatar
  • 151
3 votes
4 answers
2k views

Should I disclose the reason I quit my PhD program during job interviews in the private sector?

Summary: I quit my PhD program due to a medical and financial reason. Now, I apply for jobs in the private sector, and will have interviews soon. Should I disclose the detailed reasons I quit my PhD ...
Anon's user avatar
  • 49
1 vote
4 answers
1k views

How to express to potential employers that a company I own will not take any of my time?

I have spent the last 6 months building out a crypto currency mining operation that is now operating hands off. I look at statistics at the end of the day and don't have to spend any time running the ...
SDH's user avatar
  • 423
0 votes
1 answer
444 views

"thank you" in an e-mail with additional doc

HR asked me to send an additional doc before the second meeting with a technical team. Should I write something like: "I am looking forward to my next interview" Would you suggest adding ...
AD23's user avatar
  • 9
0 votes
4 answers
1k views

Why don't companies put the interview process on the job ad?

It recently occurred to me that a rough overview of a company's hiring process can reveal some interesting information to a potential employee about what kinds of thing they value in an employee. ...
Ryan1729's user avatar
  • 687
-1 votes
2 answers
1k views

Renege a SE offer close to the start date

I got an offer from Amazon for a new grad SE role in Vancouver. I accepted the offer at the beginning of May. Now, I am almost done with the onboarding process. Amazon has completed my background ...
Chen's user avatar
  • 109
-4 votes
3 answers
1k views

Owning the "double-dipping" scenario

I've been working two remote Java developer jobs for a few years and I'm going to seek future employment in the next year or so. I've seen objections to this scenario and approach, usually in the form ...
Karen34's user avatar
  • 1,890
-5 votes
1 answer
730 views

Do companies accept employees who have been banned from the Google Play Console? [closed]

I was banned from Google Play Console several years ago. Now I am afraid that companies making mobile apps will reject me because I have been banned so their company account may be banned too as an ...
Dima Bukharev's user avatar
-2 votes
1 answer
425 views

Answering How can we support you

Nowadays many job applications ask questions as We are actively recruiting for a diverse and inclusive workforce so want to ensure we do everything we can to support your application. Please let us ...
localhost's user avatar
  • 405
2 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is it unprofessional to order food after an interview?

I'm applying for a restaurant that also is my go to breakfast spot. The interview is early in the morning and I was thinking of knocking out 2 birds with one stone and ordering a bite to eat after the ...
bryon's user avatar
  • 53
17 votes
6 answers
12k views

Onboarding HQ requires 1 week to stay in an expensive city

Got a new Job as manager in a startup company. They invited me to do the onboard training in their HQ which is in Paris. I have to stay for 7 working days. Should I expect them to give me extra money ...
Martin Frani's user avatar
6 votes
6 answers
2k views

When interviewing, how should you to respond to questions about things you are not experienced with?

If you're asked during an interview about something you do not have experience with, how do you respond? For example, what if you have no experience in Agile Development and are asked, "Have you ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

Interviewing for one role, and interviewer makes an offhand comment that I may want to consider another role. How to respond?

I'm interviewing for a senior level support escalations role at a social media company, and the interview went well. I observed that the interviewer seemed excited about my background and my answers ...
John's user avatar
  • 727
-10 votes
1 answer
461 views

How many days should I give a candidate for a take-home iOS test? [closed]

I'm asking the candidate to rearrange the flow of a simple social media application. Instead of having to log in/register to access the app, users land into the app directly and only have to log in/...
question_person's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
587 views

What kind of questions can be asked for a Embedded Software Engineering job interview? [closed]

Firstly, I am a newbie on this site. If there is anything wrong with my post I would appreciate any feedback. I have looked at previous questions, but I could not see a related one. I just graduated ...
Oğulcan Baytimur's user avatar
-4 votes
1 answer
203 views

Asking recruiter about job after offer is made?

I applied for a position at CompanyX and received an offer, which I’m still evaluating. While searching, I found about other jobs at CompanyX, which seem very interesting. Is it wrong to ask the ...
rbhat's user avatar
  • 271
0 votes
2 answers
378 views

How to ask about total compensation alignment before final interview round

I have just been offered a half-day final round for a job that I'm quite interested in taking. However, in order to not waste my time or theirs, I want to make sure we are aligned on compensation ...
meter's user avatar
  • 156
-2 votes
1 answer
809 views

After 3 interviews invited for an interview months from now [closed]

I had virtual interview rounds first with recruiter, then manager, then company head officials and HR. The job is for a new venue opening months from now and they asked this time for an in person ...
workstuff11's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
710 views

How do I talk about a "failed" internship during interviews for a SWE role?

As a recent grad I accepted an internship opportunity with a household name major tech company. The program had little to no training or ramp up period, instead I was placed on an active team and ...
blendlet's user avatar
-4 votes
2 answers
282 views

Slow thinking tasks in job interviews

In his book "Thinking fast and slow", Daniel Kahneman describes a series of research tasks used for measuring slow thinking. One example is the "add one" task, where a participant ...
nabla's user avatar
  • 141
6 votes
2 answers
2k views

How to handle a long deliberate delay of a second job interview?

If a company confirms that you have entered the second interview soon after the initial interview, but refuses to give you a confirmed date & time for the next interview, which is delayed for a ...
ShuangSong's user avatar
32 votes
8 answers
13k views

Is it okay if the interviewer make fun of my experience before graduation?

I live in a Southeast Asian country and have just graduated from college and have some internship experience during my study, and a full-time job as a Data Engineer (DE) after that. The interview is ...
huy's user avatar
  • 439
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

Found out during interview that employer is doing it wrong, how to proceed?

Since I work in a technical area, much of my interviews discuss how the team works, what tools and techniques they are using, and what their general philosophy is like (eg. many tools that each do one ...
Jessica's user avatar
  • 249
1 vote
4 answers
1k views

How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

If the hiring manager asked this question during an interview "If there is something that would improve your productivity, but your manager disagrees with it, should you still do it?" I ...
GeDX's user avatar
  • 31
-4 votes
4 answers
487 views

Offered a great job, but I'm in the interview process of my dream job at Google?

I currently work as a fullstack software developer and I just got offered a very generous job that's about 2x my current pay at a startup company. In addition, my current job has no holiday or ...
softwaredev1's user avatar
  • 1,098

1 2 3
4
5
79