Questions tagged [interviewing]
Questions relating to interviews and the interviewing process.
Interviewee missed appointment
I am recruiting for a sales partner sort of role for an early stage venture. Someone on LinkedIn responded to a job post and after exchanging a couple of messages we set up an appointment. They ...
Accused of cheating during a technical video interview
Summary: during technical zoom-based interview I looked around while thinking for answer. My interviewer commented that maybe I am looking for answer online. I showed them that there is nobody else in ...
Interview task: Find a potential customer who is interested in a product
I had an interview with an employer working on a software-based vehicle solution. Before going further in the interview process, he gave me a task to find out if a potential customer (automotive OEMs) ...
Invited to interview but no address
I was invited to attend a face to face interview, but the interviewer forgot to send the address. It has been more than 24 hours. Should I wait a bit longer before emailing him? What should the email ...
How to answer "Why do you want to change your job?"? [duplicate]
In a recent interview I was asked "Why do you want to switch/change your job, when you haven't even completed 2 years?". Current role is Consultant at a fintech firm and role applied for is ...
What to ask before the end of probationary period?
There is many of example questions for job interview. But what I, as a team lead, should ask before the end of the staff member's probationary period?
Ghosted after positive reference check; How long should I wait?
I had technical and HR interviews with a company last month. Both went well, and they wanted me to submit my references. This was in the last week of October, and I got a reply from the hiring manager ...
Do I tell a prospective employer that I'm going to continue looking for jobs in my field if they hire me?
I'm an IT worker. A little bit of Server Administration with a heavy dose of help desk and desk-side support work. My previous company downsized in May and I've been applying and interviewing for ...
Have I messed up by saying "thank you, see you on the 25th" in response to an email giving me a Zoom link for an interview?
I’m panicking slightly. I have an interview coming up and it will be on Zoom. The employer sent me a link and said here’s the Zoom link, see you soon. I replied “thank you, see you on the 25th” My ...
Should I apply to developer jobs now with Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon
I want to apply to Junior ASP.NET Core Web Developer Jobs as soon as next week, the week of Nov. 15th. Is this advisable with only 1 week away to Thanksgiving and 1 month away after that to Christmas? ...
Is it OK to say in a job interview that I didn’t pursue an academic career because the salaries aren’t high enough?
I’m a graduating Ph.D. in a STEM field and I have decided not to continue in academia. The prospect of a life-long low wage doesn’t appeal to me after four years living on a meager stipend. I had two ...
Interviewer picking specific interview date. Is it a bad idea to ask to reschedule?
I've been offered a job interview which I'm really keen for, but they've set it to a specific time and date in 2 weeks time without any option to change it (at least none that they've mentioned anyway)...
How to turn bad experiences into good explanation? [duplicate]
I would like to ask how can I explain in a professional way these experience to potential HR : bachelor's degree internship : it a was a startup in healthcare, never coded during university and had ...
How can I interview at competing company for an R&D role in pharma?
I work for a pharmaceutical company as a scientist. I am employed as a contractor, with no benefits, and would like to have a stable full-time position. I have started applying to scientist positions ...
How to address companies that have notorious turnover rates in an interview?
I've recently gotten an interview in software with a company who notoriously has the highest turnover rate in the career field. The reason the company is notorious for this is because they have a ...
How to handle interviews wherein your interviewer requests for questions?
I recently did a few rounds of interviews for a company. After a few questions, I was getting the impression that the interviewer was not satisfied with my answers. They asked me to provide topics to ...
Candidate refused to take his mask off in a 90 minutes interview even when I told him twice it was ok to do that
I, the hiring manager, interviewed (just two of us) a candidate for a software engineer position for about 90 minutes. During the interview I told the candidate twice that he could take his mask off. ...
How to ask about career growth in an interview?
tl;dr: I'm a dev, I work for a good company, but I want to grow in technology X and this company doesn't care about that technology nor does it have the opportunities I need. I believe I need to go to ...
recruitment agency asked for availability but no reply
I went to interview at a recruitment agency and they said they would forward my resume to one of the companies. They called me after 1 month and saying the company would like to have face to face ...
Should I tell the interviewer I have a job offer from the competitor?
New grad here. Had a job offer from a startup tech company and about to interview another startup in a few days. Both startups are basically doing the same things (their office is in the same building ...
How do you respond to (negative) interview feedback?
I received positive and negative feedback through email after giving a presentation for a job. I completely disagree with some of the negative feedback, I was told I missed some key points, even ...
Assessment task after job offer. What does it mean?
I got a job offer, which I accepted. But few days before the offer, the employers sent me one last assessment task to do (reachable via a link), and they said it won't affect my employment process. I ...
I had an interview with a company that I am excited to work for. When do I ask questions about location and salary?
I felt very good with my answers and the interview. I have been invited for a second interview a week from now. However, I never discussed about the location of work and the salary they are offering ...
Is it considered polite in Switzerland to send a follow up email if I didn't hear from the potential employer?
I've done an online job interview on Aug 27 for a job in the medical field in Switzerland. I think I did a good impression and the interviewers told me they would update me in a month or so. I've ...
A friend shared interview questions with me
A friend who works for the company I applied, gave me the technical interview questions without me asking. I knew answers to most part of the questions but I got tempted to read through the questions ...
How to explain in my interviews why it took me so long to complete my master's degree?
NOTE/EDIT: I really, really appreciate all the advice and suggestions. I wanted to point out that some answers/comments incorrectly assumed that I was unable to provide an answer altogether. But that'...
What questions to ask when you are interviewing for your first CTO position
Working in a coporporate environment for pretty much most of my career, I am being interviewed for a CTO position for a startup. Currently, I am managing a team bigger that the team I will be ...
Is it ethical to ask to postpone contract signing because there might an offer from other company that I prefer?
Currently a company said that they have offering for me and would like to do a virtual meeting tomorrow to discuss about the contract and sign it. However, I also have other company that I prefer and ...
Should I spend much more time than suggested on an interview take-home project?
I'm in a late stage in the process for a job and have now been emailed a technical/business case, which states I should not spend more than 4-6 hours on it. I have been scheduled to present the case ...
What should be included in good email to send 2 weeks after final interview?
I have been applying for a high level job within a medium sized business. I was told there would be 2 interviews, of which I have completed both. It has been 2 weeks since the final interview with the ...
How to a answer "Are we your top choice" during the interview process?
In an interview process, a company may ask if you're interviewing elsewhere. If you tell them that you are, they could follow-up by asking where do they stand in your preference list (i.e. they want ...
Will I get better at programming interview questions if I keep doing them, or will each new problem feel like something I've never encountered before?
How should I deal with an invitation to take an interview coding test again, which I took in the past with the same company?
Tomorrow I'm going to take a coding test. The problem is that I passed the test 8 months ago. I took the questions and managed to solve them all by myself. I was even invited for a face to face ...
Having strongly negative emotions after interview - am I overreacting? [closed]
Recently I've had an initial interview for a new job in my dream sector of aerospace after completing their coding test task. I strongly believe I did a great job on the test task (but I acknowledge ...
Improve interview skills before interviewing with good company? [closed]
Is it bad idea to interview with dream companies if your interview skills is not up to snuff? Say you bomb the interview will they put you on a do not hire list so it is impossible to apply again or ...
I received a job offer from a company that fired me 5 months ago
I had worked for an IT consultancy, I'll call "B" 5 months ago. They fired me during the probation period. I only lasted about 40 days in that role. I have just recently reapplied there, out ...
Interviewing with same company, different team. How to prevent my previous unsuccessful application at a different team from hurting my chances?
As mentioned in the title, I have previously interviewed with team A at a company, got to the final stage (where I didn’t perform well) and got a rejection. Now, after some time, I am interviewing ...
Does non-disclosure agreement still hold if i break contract before i start work?
I received an offer from a company, say CompanyA, and am interviewing still with another company – CompanyB. CompanyA has a lot of clients one of which may well be CompanyB – CompanyA has a lot of ...
How to become better at figuring out and telling companies what motivations they want to hear in interviews?
So I got through all the tech eval stages and this one company but after all that leetcode still got rejected. I contacted a friend in HR there and asked for my notes and it turns out that they ...
How can be the interview for scrum master job? [closed]
I've been software developer for more than 5 years, and get my Scrum Master certification, so I am applying for this job. Even if I have 0 years experience as a scrum master, I've always been working ...
What does it mean when a company schedules a interview with you and then cancels and says they are no longer interested? [closed]
So I interviewed with a recruiter, everything went well. I was schedule for a second, technical interview, a couple of days later they abruptly cancelled the interview saying they decided to go with ...
Why would a company not allow applicants to ask questions during a job interview?
Recently I had a job interview at a German company. Almost the entire interview was about me and my skills. Basically, the interviewers named a keyword from my professional field and asked me what I ...
Should I follow up again for my dream job?
I applied for my dream job; the job that I have wanted ever since I was a child - back in April. These jobs come along very infrequently and this is the first time I have been appropriately qualified. ...
Why do companies make up an unknown skill to reject a candidate?
Summary: Why do companies make up an unknown skill to reject a candidate? Long version: The job application process goes like this: a recruiter submits me for a software developer position with a ...
How to ask what will be on an interview assignment so I can narrow down what to study for?
I have an interview coming up. The first part is a video call, followed by a "30 minute assignment". I have been told to have a (for example) Python IDE ready but "no other specific ...
Is it acceptable to ask for interview feedback as the interviewer from the successful candidate after they started the job?
Is it acceptable/professional to ask the newly hired person, which I interviewed, for feedback about the interview process? I'm not very experienced in interviewing (the second hire ever made) and I ...
I was assigned a totally incompetent intern but there is no official procedure to report this. Should I make noise about this?
I'm working as a senior developer and my manager told me that I'm been considered for a promotion so I should start getting some experience managing people as it might soon become part of my ...
What should I do during an interview when it feels like it is going downhill?
I had one interview with a recruiter and the next was with the head of the department. The online interview was scheduled for 45 minutes and I felt it started going downhill after 10 minutes. I base ...
How do I approach a workplace about multiple open positions as a contractor?
Summary: I work as a contractor for company, but would like to move into full-time permanent position there. How can I leverage my status to get the desirable position? I have one interview already ...
I can do the work but theory is weak
I have a job interview for a python role. I have self taught myself python over the last couple years and can pretty much accomplish any project I start along with some help from this fine ...