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How much can I judge a company based on a phone screening?

I had a phone screen with the hiring manager (VP of Engineering), and my impressions weren't very favorable. Some of my basic questions were answered vaguely or at best, with answers that I didn't ...
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How shall I communicate with my ex-collegue (and now manager), before joining back a company

I am software professional with many years of experience. A few years back I had left a company to start my own business. Unfortunately, my start-up didn't work out as I had expected. I'm now in need ...
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New job to begin Monday has been rescinded due to 'incorrect employment dates' - this is my response, what do you think? [closed]

Today my dream died. After the enthralling experience of meeting yourself and the entire team, all I have dreamt of since being given an offer was working with all of you. Sadly, this was not meant ...
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What are the common employer worries/screeners when selecting remote developers?

In order to increase my chances to get my ideal remote job I am trying to anticipate and solve the common concerns the employer may have. I have listed some: Is the timezone compatible? Does this ...
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Screening with a new company, previous job a start-up

I recently received an offer for a job with a new company who have sent out a screening questionnaire with a request for 5 years of employment history. For the past 2.5 years I have worked for a large ...
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any evidence that correlates bad credit history with poor job performance? [closed]

I have been reading about credit history and job applications. In some US states, it is legal to require a credit history check as a condition of employment. What sociological evidence exists to ...
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Pre-employment physical examination for US software engineers

I recently received an offer letter from a software company that states the offer "is contingent upon my successful completion of the pre-employment screening process, including ... my satisfactory ...
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Asking to reschedule an interview because of spontaneous plan to go on vacation on that day [closed]

I am in an interesting situation. I work Monday-Thursday (company policy, normal companies work Monday-Friday). I have a Skype interview scheduled for next Friday). Today I realized the upcoming ...
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How many days is advisable to take for completing a standardized pre-employment test? [closed]

After a phone screening, I was asked to complete the Wonderlic test. They told me that I didn't have to do it on the same day as the phone screening. I'm a bit stressed about not doing well on the ...
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Maintaining contact with potential employer

About a week ago I received a screening questionnaire email from a company I am looking to work for. After filling out the questionnaire, I've since heard nothing from the company, and I'm not sure if ...
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Is it OK to ask what the agenda will be for a phone interview [duplicate]

I've been luckly enough to be offered a phone interview for a position I applied to. However, in the email it doesn't say what the agenda during the interview will be. I expect it to be an ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for compensation for completing very long pre-interview programming assignments?

For brevity I removed some of the details. Here are some examples of recent ones: Company A (a startup company): Using C or C++ implement a thread-safe hash table which can resize as needed. ...
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Why do potential employers require a residence (street address) on applications?

Most online applications specifically require a street address for residence. I have always been careful about my personal information, and I do not see why it is necessary to ask for my street ...
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Potential US employers require social security number as part of application; what am I not seeing?

My college age son is job hunting here in California, and a few large employers (Lowe's, Sears, Michael's) are requiring his social security number as part of the application process. The process ...
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Completing assessment for prospective job

On Friday I was given a project, creating an app and deploying it, to work on for a position that I applied for. I have now completed it but it is missing one aspect of it because I am not familiar ...
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How does a W2 verify self-employment?

I'm being screened by a third party company to verify my self-employment for a job and they asked for my W2's. How exactly does this verify I'm self-employed? My business has made no profit to date, ...
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Resume automatically screened - at disadvantage due to formatting?

This might be a simple worry, but I am curious about other peoples experiences. I am applying to my first real-world job (not in academia anymore) and I am worried my resume will get screened because ...
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Are there any available resources to practice business and engineering cases?

I am preparing for an technical interview where I will be asked a few brain teasers and I will be presented with business cases to analyze. While I am looking up information about real cases the ...
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can potential employers contact previous employers and ask for salary?

I know that they can ask anything but is a previous employer allowed to give out my previous salary. Basically, I'm trying to determine why new employers ask for 'your previous salary' if there is no ...
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What is the level of complexity required in coding samples? [closed]

A few months ago I was given a pre-interview assignment for a company. The task was simple, read some data from a file and put them in a database. Many areas of the design had a varying degree of ...
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Why ask, “Have you ever worked for the federal government?” as part of the pre-screen questions of a non-gov't agency?

"Have you ever worked for the federal government?" This question is part of a company's pre-screening questions. Why ask this question? What are they trying to establish?
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Pre-employment assessment testing [closed]

I have worked in the property management industry (multi-family) for many years. The industry and hiring practices have changed dramatically. Many companies are using "People Answers" for pre-...
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Employment screening - CV not accurate

I have just made it through a highly complex and lengthy interview with a large social network but upon receiving the contract today, I am somewhat afraid of the consequences of having lied a little ...
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Front End Developer Screening Preparation [closed]

I have an interview for a Front End Developer position coming up, and this will be my first time being interviewed for such a position and I'm very nervous. As such, I'm trying to figure out: What I ...
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Company's view of a recurrent applicant

After I applied for a position, the employer contacted me to let me know I was not selected. Weeks later, I saw the same position being offered by the same employer. How would that employer view me ...
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Difference between a scheduled interview and a walk-in interview?

I am going to a "Walk-In Interview" session a company is having at their location. This is a respected company that a friend of mine works for and really enjoys. There was a recruiter who told me to ...
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Victim of callous screening [duplicate]

I have had this terrible experience twice in my life both while attending interviews as a developer for reputed MNC software firm . Even after shortlisting my resume for the interviews and after ...
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Can working with niche apps/tech exclusively hurt your career in actual software development? How to get out of the cycle?

I'm finding myself in a bit of a pickle. I've been at a pretty comfortable IT group for almost a decade. I got my start here working on web development, mostly CRUD, but have demonstrated the ability ...
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Dealing With Pressure in Interviews

Lately because my contract with my current employer is coming to an end I've been doing a lot of interviewing and I've noticed one recurring problem. Lately I've noticed a tendency get nervous easily ...
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What kinds of questions are actually asked on a polygraph exam?

I've never personally had to take a polygraph examination before, but I have had a psychological evaluation before (which isn't all that bad at all). The psychological was just filling out a survey, ...
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How common is the use of the polygraph for security cleared jobs?

I asked in a comment to an answer to the question Security clearance jobs: will security make it hard to get work done? whether real life agencies are as enamoured of the polygraph as their portrayal ...