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Why didn't they say you didn't have enough experience earlier in the process? Because it isn't true. You had enough experience going in, but you didn't get the job. Now they need to give you a reason why they chose the successful candidate and not you, and that candidate has more experience than you. So now, compared to the successful candidate, you don't ...


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First off, if a question or two is so critical, it should be asked before an interview is scheduled. Candidate's answer during an interview disqualifies them. Is it unprofessional to immediately inform them of this? Would it be unprofessional to inform a candidate during the interview that we won't be able to give them further consideration? Is it ...


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Continue to work for this company as a consultant. Conspire with that friendly manager to enlarge your contribution until it is essentially full time or even more. Charge three times what you would have made as a permanent employee. Every time you pass the door to HR shake your head sadly and chuckle to yourself.


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Unless the job duties specifically require it then hiring someone because they are black, white, green, male, female, etc is discrimination against the other candidates who weren't your preferred flavor of human. As this is united-states, both options 1 & 3 would be illegal so I wouldn't recommend either of those. Your best option is to aim to increase ...


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Ok, as a woman who works in the IT industry and has worked as a Senior Software Engineer for many years, my answer is simply Don't bring gender into the equation! I know what I am prepared to work for. I know what market rate is for someone of my qualifications and experience. There aren't two market rates, one for men and one for women. Negotiate for ...


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Is there really a salary formula out there? There's no one formula covering every company or industry. A particular company may have a formula, or more likely a set of ranges for each job level. And many HR departments subscribe to survey services which provide the "market data" that applies to them. But as I describe below, that doesn't really matter ...


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Those documents still belong to you and this sounds like extortion. Call the police and accuse the company of theft. Don't just name the company, name the people you were dealing with.


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"Not a good fit" is used so often as to be a cliché, and is seen by many, if not most, to be a cop-out answer, which is likely why you're getting the follow-up. There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying "I don't think we'd work well together". I went on one interview, and when I was done, I spoke to the recruiter and told him that I just didn't make a ...


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I think you have your answer: Well, I got 50 applicants. Out of 50 only 3 put 'sunshine' and all of them turned to be not as qualified as I wanted them to be. While this "trick" seems thoughtful in terms of being designed to focus on detail-oriented candidates, it's also way outside the norms of typical hiring processes, and as such you may very well be ...


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Ooooh. That was Alison Green's first reaction to a very similar question she covered on AskAManager and I happen to share it. The situation is so similar that I'll reproduce part of her post here to answer your question. Emphasis is mine. But this is tricky because it’s hard to know how seriously to take it. You can find disgruntled people even at healthy ...


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I would ensure that a meeting room is available for these interviews. Perhaps bump people out of meeting rooms as they could rearrange/or use the lounge. I would do this also because an interviewee is also deciding if they want to work for you. It looks very unprofessional to have a meeting in essentially a break room.


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A.K.'s answer suggests that you should ask the critical questions before the interview, over the phone. I suggest going an extra mile and making sure they are listed as requirements in your job description. This way, fewer people who don't fit your selection criteria would even apply for a job; applicants will know beforehand what is expected from them, ...


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I have asked "could you walk me through some of your best and worst code for a few minutes?" the last two times I went job hunting, usually at the end where people ask "do you have any questions for us?" Thus far, this has universally been received as positive. Not all companies may be willing/able to do this – much depends on company culture, size, industry,...


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In some locations, it is a crime to provide certain types of false information to a potential employer. If this is the case where you are, or you are not sure, you should consider Eric Lippert's Answer. Otherwise read on: Side note: they are very professional. You should own up to the the lie, apologise, be honest about the reasons why you lied, indicate ...


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Talk to the hiring manager of the new place. Make sure that they're aware of the sensitivity of the situation. If there is another manager at your company that they can talk to, give their name also. If you're the person that the hiring manager wants for the position, they'll find a way around this problem - you won't be the first case that they'll have come ...


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What this does is filter out the good programmers who are not willing to jump through what they think is a silly hoop in order to get a job. They will either not bother to apply at all, or will certainly not bother to do a step that they think is unimportant. The ones who don't bother to apply at all are those who wonder what other odd things there will be ...


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It is clearly important that 'disqualifying' questions be asked as early as possible (preferably before an interview), and that if the wrong answer is given then the candidate is politely informed as soon as possible. But I would like to add something: It's important, when you are asking a disqualifying question, that you make it clear it is a disqualifying ...


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An employee is more than their resume. Even if someone has high academic marks and top qualifications, if they're bad at communicating, personally unpleasant, or a poor fit for the company culture, they may be passed over for someone with a less impressive resume. The fact that someone aced all their exams at a top school does not necessarily mean they will ...


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The reason for planning to arrive 15 minutes early is so you can have 15 minutes of delay and still be on time. It's so you can take a quick detour into a coffee shop to use the bathroom if you're struck by a sudden urge. It's so you have time, outside the building or in the lobby if it's large and anonymous, to set aside the "getting to the interview on ...


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Is it okay to ask for reimbursement even if I got an offer? Yes, that is why they gave you the form before the interview. It's a normal part of their procedures. Whether you got the job or not makes no difference.


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How about just talking to him? Many candidates will actually appreciate a later start date. That makes winding down things at your current gig easier. And if you are not strapped for cash, you can take some really relaxed time-off, since there is no work yet to interfere with vacation. So unless he is currently out of work or particularly miserable at his ...


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You don't have to withdraw your application. You can explain the situation as is, or just make it clear that you would not like them to contact your current employer. Simple: I'm sorry, I have not announced my intention to leave and it would greatly worsen my relationship with my boss if you were to contact them for a reference. If a reference from my ...


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Don't do this! This is a terrible idea - It's not the 1950s any more.. unless you're looking for retail or service industry roles unscheduled walk-ins are rude, disruptive and incredibly annoying. At best you're showing yourself as someone who is completely out of touch with professional norms or a bit weird and at worst you're just going to get binned off ...


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Let me start by stating that I understand the difficulties you face. While not profoundly deaf, I am legally deaf -- just over the threshold. When I first graduated college I had a lot of concerns about how I could be hired. The first thing I noticed is that almost the entirety of companies that reached out to me about resumes I filled out made initial ...


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Just say yes You can point out that you expect them to be interviewing other candidates as well. You can also say that you find it unwise to stop looking elsewhere until you reach an agreement with them or at least until they give you an offer. In general believing in the startup project is good, but it's not like you are a founder or a partner and they ...


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I think it's important to separate two things: the resume/CV and the references. Refusing to give references This usually indicates that the applicant left their previous employers on bad terms, or that they've completely lost contact with them. This is not necessarily an indication that this is a bad employee however: we all know that some employers are ...


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It's clear that your "Option 3", lying about the results of interviews to favor minority candidates, isn't the appropriate solution. So how do you ensure that you'll be able to go with "Option 2" more of the time? Reassess the criteria you're using to judge "success" in an interview. If you're judging your candidates purely on conventional criteria such as ...


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Well, you can certainly ask for the reason behind rejection, however whether you are going to get a response or not, depends. Sadly, many cases, after having a negative result, recruiters choose to cease communication. Very few number of cases actually end up providing a reason or feedback. To be clear, this has nothing to do with the nature of the work (...


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[....] the salary annexure and appointment letter will be issued on your joining. So, basically you're expected to accept an offer and join the work without having any written proof of appointment and confirmed agreement on your payout? Anything which is not a part of written agreement from proper authority, is not part of any agreement, at all. If I ...


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