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Interview process with aspergers

I have Asperger's and have major issues passing job interviews. In the past I have had a large number of job interviews (haven't kept count but probably somewhere between 60 and 100) and failed all ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round [closed]

I interviewed with a software company 10 days ago. It is not a very big company and has around 40-50 employees. There were 3 rounds, out of which 2 were technical and last one was a 15 minute chat ...
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What is a high percentage way to prepare for a 30 minute data structures and algorithms interview at a startup?

The first half of the one hour interview will be a data structures / algorithms type problem and second half will be debugging a real problem in an iOS codebase. Since my comfort zone is with the ...
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How to approach in an interview a lower salary than the posted salary ranges

I was contacted recently by a recruiter. They were interested by my CV and my previous experience (not a lot, but they mentioned they liked the experience, not that they thought it was little). I ...
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Nepotism has become the order of the day at my job, how do I move forward in my career? [duplicate]

I have been working for a startup for over six months now and some drama occurred where they let go of a backend engineer that the tech lead, myself and others were warning was not on the up and up. ...
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I am looking for a job as a junior software developer. What technical questions should I ask during the interview?

I am looking for a job as a junior software developer (preferably backend in Java or C#). During interviews, what are some good technical questions I can ask potential employers? I don't want to look ...
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How to list 2-3 dates and time ranges that you could do an interview [closed]

How to list dates and time ranges to do interviews
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SWE achievements

I have heard about Google's XYZ résumé formula but I struggle to describe my experience with it. Accomplished [X] as measured by [Y], by doing [Z]. The hardest part is ...as measured by Y... but ...
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I don't code as a hobby. What should I answer when asked about my GitHub?

While I've done coding in the past as a hobby, I don't do it anymore and my current employer uses a private local GitLab repository, so my GitHub wall is all white squares and the code that is in ...
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In software engineering, what exactly is meant by collaborative tone?

For all of my web/software development career, I have worked alone and with a very small team. I have just interviewed with a larger company. There were several interviews - technical and behavioral. ...
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Interview case with wrong information

I am currently doing an interview case which needs to be submitted end of day tomorrow (public holiday). It is an analytical test with 10+ tables and the company provided an ER diagram. The problem is,...
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Applying directly for a different role at same company that recruiter has informed me about

I am a recent graduate looking for work and a 3rd party recruiter has contacted me back about position A at a company. Over the phone they said they would put forward my application to the company but ...
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Is it normal to have 4 technical interviews?

I applied for a Java developer position in a big consulting company. I had a 20 min screening interview, followed by a 1.5-hour technical interview after which the recruiter called me and said I did ...
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How do I really know what my job title is?

I’ve worked at a company for a very long time now. I was hired in position “A”, unfortunately when Covid hit, I was furloughed for a while. My boss brought me back from furlough and told me I could ...
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Broke the rules on pre-interview online technical assessment – will I get blacklisted?

I'm a STEM student who is going to graduate soon and wish to enter the tech/data science sector. I heard from friends that an easy way to get interview experience is to apply to companies that one is ...
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How should I respond to a question about how much weight I can lift when interviewing for an IT telework job?

I had an interview today. Everything started off well and was normal: introductions, I shared my background, we bantered a little about sports, we talked about the company... all the usual stuff. ...
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Should I reply to interview emails with unspecified dates?

I recently applied for a job and after two weeks I got an email in which the manager wrote: Due to internal repositioning of staffs we couldn’t get back to you earlier, but you can expect to be ...
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How should I handle a follow up interview request that has not been scheduled yet

I had an interview for a graphic designer position that went very well. Three business days later, I received an email from the president of the company. They requested a follow up interview and ...
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Is it ok to bring cookies for the entire office to my interview?

Is it ok to bring home-baked cookies for the office to an interview? We live in a very small town. It is a small office. The position I'm interviewing for is Administrative Assistant. I'm sure that ...
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Is it worth doing a likely "LeetCode-style" interview with a big company if I have little experience with that format and only five days until then?

After applying to a big company (assuming it would be a long time before I heard back), I got a recruiter call within a few days asking to schedule a technical interview. I agreed, figuring there's a ...
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How to politely state moral objection

I am currently starting to look for my first job, and thanks to my soon to come degree, I have quite a lot of people knocking at my door. For political reasons, I refuse to entertain any possibility ...
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After rejection letter company calls for second interview [closed]

This is related to my old post here: Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer? A month after I got a rejection letter the company called for second interview and this time ...
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How to best represent a plea deal during a job search

Long ago I made a poor decision to drive after drinking after being at a birthday party. I was pulled over, arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). My charge was later reduced to ...
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How do companies/employers fill roles when they have unrealistic or below-market salary expectations?

I've had a couple of interesting experiences lately, and it has me wondering, how do companies fill positions when they have below-market compensation budgets? I had a recruiter reach out to me about ...
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Should I mention recognition awards I have received at any point in the interview process?

I have received two monetary recognition awards at my current employer. These were for apps that I was the sole developer on. I am currently looking for a new job. Should I mention the awards when ...
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Being unqualified to even apply, yet several recruiters keep approaching me. Should I point out I'm unqualified?

Some time ago I was offered an interview by a company, and they sent me the details of the position (a link to the job description). The position required a master's degree, while I'm still finishing ...
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Through what questions can you find out during interviews whether a company you are interviewing with has a chaotic work culture?

Let's say you are interviewing with a company for a particular role. You have enough experience for that role and skills as well. How can you find out whether this company has a chaotic work culture? ...
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Why was my third interview cancelled and rescheduled

I recently passed two interviews with a company and these interviews were really amazing. When I told them my salary expectations, I was assured by the hiring manager that I will get much more than my ...
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In an interview how to find out how many people will be doing the same job as you?

I've had experiences where a big company hires lots of people for the same positions. For example I did customer support from a call center. There were almost 30 people in the training class and ...
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Conflict of interests when interviewing

I work for a big company in a research department and am currently interviewing with a 10 people start-up in (roughly) the same industry branch. They're very relaxed and want me to give a scientific ...
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Email interviewer after interview didn't go well

I interviewed for a position yesterday. I had researched about the role and the interviewers and was well prepared for the interview accordingly. But my webcam refused to work in the beginning and ...
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Can I be a bit funny in a research interview?

I'll have soon a research interview with one of the top tech companies in the world (a US-based company). Part of this interview is to present one of my research papers with giving a brief ...
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How to reply to request for current salary [duplicate]

I am based in the UK and I was contacted yesterday by a job recruiter. We had a pleasant chat where she explained what the role was. We discussed everything including salary requirements, but when she ...
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How to explain a 2 month job

I left a job after 2 month and i have it in my resume. my reason was because some teammates did not seem to want to work. i had some litirally apply makeup while on duty. Its a front desk job at a ...
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If I have to submit a urine test does that automatically mean I'll get a background check [closed]

I just had an interview and I was told and that I need to have a urinalysis completed I was not told anything about a background check will they later say it
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How do I demonstrate my value against "more experienced" managers/directors in interviews?

I am a mobile software developer that's applying for a Mobile Engineering Manager position at a new company. During my initial phone screening with the company's technical recruiter they were using ...
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Best approach to reach back to a screwed up interviewee

I am a Tech Lead in a recent startup which is in for the long haul, and we are currently in an aggressive hiring spree. As a result I get 2-3 interviews to sit in the panel (mostly of two) per week. ...
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"Take home Asignment" or "Free Work"

I recently interviewed at a well known internet company. It seems like they made a request for free work. This seems like a red flag to me and I'm not sure if I should waste anymore time with them. ...
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I've been given an unfair amount of work and don't know how to deal with it?

For the past six weeks I have been temping at a medium-sized lawfirm (just under 100 employees) as a three month contract assistant practice manager/admin position. It was a last minute position as my ...
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Interviewing at a company where I rejected their offer previously but they do not recognise me, should I tell them?

I was looking for a new job two years ago and applied to many, two companies that fit my search criteria back then, were going with the interview process relatively at the same time. I did very well ...
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How to tell recruiter about job offer?

I currently work for A_Company as a contractor, and they've been offering me a job as an employee for a while. Honestly, I've been putting off accepting the offer because I don't particularly want to ...
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Is there a way I can show the appropriate amount of "passion" or "energy levels" in an interview?

Recently, I have been rejected from a few a jobs because I did not show the appropriate amount of "passion" or "energy levels" during the interviews. When I asked for feedback, I ...
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How to convey during an interview that I want to do my masters, without turning away the opportunity?

I'm entering my last semester of my bachelor's, and recently I've been offered several interviews. One of these companies is a really prestigious one, and my application to this company have been ...
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Is it worth mentioning I came out of hospital the day before an interview?

So... went to the hospital yesterday for an update on an ongoing issue. I presumed, based on phone calls and letters that it would just be an update to the x-ray I had last week. However, that wasn't ...
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Interview follow up after first round

I just finished an interview with an employee from a mixed-signal team which was scheduled for 30 minutes. The interview was split as a)background of the company b)my experience+motivations to switch ...
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Contacted company asking if there's an iOS software engineering role, and they responded saying QA would be a perfect fit. How can I navigate this?

This is a startup whose product I'm passionate about, but I would like to ensure I'm not "stuck" in a different career path since I want to continue to do iOS software engineering in the ...
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Is it possible to exhaust all local options if fail too many interviews?

If I get rejected from too many job interviews is it a danger that I will exhaust all quality local companies? I believe there is a handfull of local companies and if I get rejected from all of them ...
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HR rescheduling interview call recurrently (like an infinite loop)

I am a final year student doing Masters and had applied for a job. An HR contacted me after a month and scheduled an interview call but kept on rescheduling it at the last moment twice a week for two ...
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Can a small employer ask me about medical conditions before hiring me?

I am applying to a small business (less than 10 employees) and the application has the following question: This position is physically demanding, involves working at heights and operating potentially ...
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Risky to ask about tech stack and responsibilities before software internship interview?

I'll be having my first HackerRank virtual interview ever with Foursquare in a few weeks. This is for a software engineering internship. I wasn't very confident of the resume I sent and the invitation ...
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