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Accepted job offer but did poorly on assessment test [closed]

I was interviewed by a company and was offered a job. I accepted the job offer and salary and the starting date was also agreed upon. The HR person present during the interview told me that they will ...
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Interviewer asking unrelated questions to the position advertised

I recently interviewed for a role whose core function was to create designs for buildings. The interview panel consisted of engineering doctorate holders. All the questions were centered around the ...
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3 Year Employment Gap Due to Family and Personal Illness

I recently encountered a student with a 3 year employment gap because of ill family members and their own illness. They had completed a graduate degree from a top 20 engineering school in a very in ...
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How can I filter out software engineering jobs where I'll be asked to write algorithms in the interview?

I rarely act as a "programmer" in my daily job. I lead a team of engineers and consider myself and engineer. I build features, fix bugs, work on APIs, DBs, etc., but I rarely ever have to ...
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Is it important to share the political views of the government you're working for in the US?

I am interested in working for the government in the US at the federal, state or city level. Obviously everyone has their own political views, but how important is it to share the views of the elected ...
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How can I overcome “Must have industry experience” when side projects aren't possible?

My degree is in an extremely heavily-regulated field, nuclear engineering, and I'm not a software engineer. I made the mistake of going to a mid-tier school and zero recruiters came to my school, and ...
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Unexpected second final interview with two other departments

I recently had what I was told would be my final interview with a company. An executive, HR and the hiring manager were present, and salary was discussed. About a week and a half went by, and then I ...
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Secure code review requirement for cybersecurity engineer hiring

I am the team lead on the IT Security team where I work. Recently we were interviewing for an security engine role. One of the traditional security / SOC engineer roles in all the places I worked is ...
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Applying For New Jobs after Fired, Amount of Detail When Explaining

I am a 27 year old male in the US. I was with an actuarial consulting firm, my first job out of college, for approximately two years until I was fired. I am starting to apply for new jobs in the ...
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Hiding current low academia salary from potential employer

I am working in academia as a Post-doc which always pays low as compared to my market value. A potential employer from an industrial position, before even taking my interview, asked my current salary ...
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Can non-work coaching be considered relevant Management Experience?

I am looking for advice on handling a potential job interview topic. I am currently in a Senior Analyst role and looking to move in a more managerial direction. My technical skills, industry ...
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In an interview with a small video game company, should I comment about bugs I noticed in their game?

I have a short interview next week at a small videogame company for a programmer position. They are currently working on a new game, so I downloaded the demo and played through it. There are some bugs ...
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What are some good questions to ask in a job interview to determine if potential employees have IT skills? [closed]

I conduct job interviews a lot. I do this for a company that, among other things, requires a certain amount of IT knowledge. They're not looking for "computer experts" but they do look for ...
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How do i justify myself to a prospective employer why I'm quitting a job that i joined two months back?

I'm an indian and i finished my graduation in 2015. Then joined a service based MNC in feb 2016 and worked there for a year and half. I quit the company(Aug 2017) in order to pursue higher studies. ...
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What does your boss ask your references you put on your application?

I took a test for a job, and got a 76%.The job is an entry level tutoring position for high school or college students. The test is a process for hiring people for a job. You have to pass the test in ...
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Should you show up to an interview if your boss does not wear a mask?

I applied for a tutoring position, and I am currently going through the process of getting this position. The first step of the process of getting hired for the position is to take the test to see if ...
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Is it unethical to receive help during a remote interview task?

A company's interview process consists of sending the interviewee a task that they have to complete in a couple of days/weeks and send it back to them for evaluation. I have received such a task. I ...
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Should I contact a company whose interview offer I ignored to apologize?

More than a year ago I was looking for a job and after accepting an offer, I received an invitation to interview with another company (1st round of a typically two rounds process). It was my first ...
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How to prove that I have worked on complex product design in the past?

I'm lucky enough to find myself among the several million brand new job hunters in the market. I'm still on good terms with my old employer (and wish to keep it that way of course). I was involved ...
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How to answer “why did you leave your last job?” if you left because of retaliation after going to HR?

I have an interview this week with my dream company and I don't want to seem like a risky hire. How do I frame leaving my last job with a different tech company due to retaliation by my manager after ...
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Manager is hiring a new software engineer but wont let me help in hiring [closed]

I'm a sr. Software engineer on a small team. I have a great boss (not micro manager), but he is a non technical manager which is completely fine. We are really short on developers and after great ...
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Recruiter asked me to touch base after immigration but have not replied

A few month ago I had two phone interview at a large tech company. The second one was a follow up as they weren't sure about the first one. At the time, I was transitioning from OPT to H1B for my ...
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I have a job offer, but only plan to work 4 months until the January 2021 period. What do I tell the employers?

I recently got an offer for a Software Engineering firm to start working in Sep 2020. I haven't been getting much luck in the job search, and due to COVID many of the companies that I would've liked ...
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Which kind of motivation software companies expects from applicant?

Some time ago I got a refusal after an interview because the company was looking for somebody who can "better express their motivation to work for Companyname". At this point I don't ...
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Rejection based on failing edge cases in take home assignment

I recently was subject to a take home assignment(a web project) as developer, it took a good 4 days to finish the working prototype of the coding challenge. With respect to the core features tests, ...
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How to decide which path to take? Embedded firmware or software engineering? Or don't decide? [closed]

I have looked far and wide and am confused about the path I am taking from this point forward. My background in short: Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, May 2018 (the combination of ...
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How should I explain volunteering for future layoffs in interviews?

I got wind that my boss was going to need to reduce his headcount by 1 (technically three, but there were two open positions). I volunteered as all four of my co-workers just had kids in the past year ...
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What do workplaces do if I turn down offer after verbally accepting?

If you offer a candidate a job, and they accept verbally, but then withdraw 1-2 weeks later, what do workplaces do in this situation? Is this a big problem that they'd hate the candidate for, or ...
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Did this written test in an interview discriminate against people with dyslexia?

I recently had an interview for a job as a CNC machinist. They sat me down for a written test. It was a timed test with more questions that could be answered in the time period. Most of the questions ...
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Headhunter on behalf employer requested “Reference Letter”

A few days ago a headhunter called me and offered me a vacancy that might be suited for someone with my skills and I accepted the offer. After that she emailed me a formal interview letter with date &...
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Is it wise to leave in my current situation? [closed]

I am going back to university for a part time masters in computer science, with hopes of moving to the software field. My initial plan was to study in my own time while working and studying part-time, ...
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Software company asked me to resign because of lack of funds to pay salary - What reason should I tell in interview?

I have worked with this company for 10 years and I was performing well. Due to this virus the company stopped working on the on going projects and said they will work on only those projects through ...
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How to ensure a company respects its employees before accepting an offer?

I'm working on some litmus tests for companies during the interview process, and trying to test if the company/team respects its employees before accepting an offer. For completeness, what I mean by &...
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Should I actually go to this “last interview”?

I've been "found" by a company that needs a web developer, I was not looking for a job and my CV was not available anywhere as far as I know. This company is a SUPER opportunity for my ...
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how do you handle the question why did you leave your job after 8 months w/o another job?

I left because I was miserable and constantly being micromanaged. It started to affect me negatively and couldn't enjoy anytime off that I had. My husband told me to quit because we had money in the ...
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Inappropriate to ask why job was cancelled?

I recently applied to an internship job posting at a start-up. I received an interview that in my opinion went very well. A few days later on the day that I was to hear back regarding my status I ...
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Etiquette of wearing a mask to an interview

For context, this is the UK where masks are encouraged in public and mandated on public transport. At the time of asking, masks were not compulsory in stores and similar locations. I have been invited ...
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Did I mess up by bringing up other interview process during a job interview?

Had an interview the other day. While we were talking about the recruitment process, I just mentioned in passing that I was involved in one other recruitment process as well. I was just making ...
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No response after interview request

I submitted a job application (FYI, very large company) and 5 days later, I received a phone interview request via email from the recruiter. I responded within an hour, telling the recruiter my ...
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How to handle reappearing double standards during Job Interviews

I am a junior level Developer from Germany. After my bachelor’s degree in informatics, I worked for a company for two years. However only during the first year I worked as a developer. During the ...
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Should I mention in my elevator speech, that I will be let go due to loss of contract?

I am in the unfortunate situation that our main customer has cancelled their agreement with us, effective from 1st January 2021. This means I will be without a job from that date. Naturally, I have ...
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How do you interview for integrity?

I'm a hiring manager at a US tech company, and I often struggle with questions that would help me assess the integrity of a candidate. E.g. what types of questions, answers and omissions may reveal ...
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What would be a professional response to “unfair” testing methods during a job interview

I recently interviewed with a medium sized company. The job description was very general, one requirement was: Good knowledge of at least one of the following languages: JavaScript, Python, C#, Ruby ...
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Multiple job listings in same company yet they suggest only the lower/less desired one - how to avoid

I'm currently working for as a tech lead and responsible for a whole team while doing hands-on work as well. In my organization, people are first selected and interviewed by their level, profile, and ...
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Corona virus pandemic - How to handle a large gap in my resume?

I do software test automation/QA and I don't have a CS degree. But, I do have some working knowledge of data structures and algorithms which has been enough for me to do my job thus far. I left my ...
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Random background reference check and conflict avoidance

I had the following case recently. I applied for a small startup and they did a reference check, but they did not do it based on my provided references but based on a random check via common network. ...
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I feel Interview day went badly, what could I do to get more chances? [closed]

Context: I applied to a company and I have real passion and interest to join this company. I am interested in their mission, in the industry, in the position, and I feel myself I am capable of doing a ...
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Asked for availability for an interview, but not scheduled yet

I had reached out to a firm's partner on LinkedIn about one of their open positions. We had a good chat, followed by him asking about my availability over the next two weeks for an interview. I ...
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How do we design an interview process for our first developer?

I'm helping an e-commerce start-up hire their first Developer and was curious to know if anyone has been through an interview process with a non-technical audience? If so how was the interview ...
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Should I disclose a potential health problem during an interview in the interest of transparancy?

My contract is coming to an end in <1 month (26th of June is my final day) as a result of matters unrelated to this question. I am now interviewing for a new job, with 2 interviews for different ...

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