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In my opinion, this is a one-off case, and the chances of this incident being repeated is slim (though, it exists). However, don't start to think negatively about this. You seem to appear as a very strong-willed person - not everyone can do what you did and achieve what you're achieved - thank you. Now, coming to the question you asked: What to do when ...


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Ignoring whether angular is the frontend of the backend, as that's not the point here. Should I have been more confident and convinced the interviewer? In short, yes. Being right is only part of the battle, being able to convince others that you are right is the other, usually much harder part. Similarly, it's as important to know when you may be wrong,...


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The interviewer asked me to tell the difference between Frontend and Backend. This was an "explain like I'm five" sort of question. Personally I would have started more vague and then went over libraries/frameworks. Maybe the interviewer was wrong, or maybe he tried to test me. It seems more like he was testing how much of a spine you have when ...


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Should I let my camera on even if the person I am chatting with is not using one? Is it considered rude/unprofessional to turn off the camera? Whether you decide to interview with or without the camera, the decision should be made before the interview. Once you have started the interview, it would be inappropriate to turn off the camera regardless of ...


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Copying your words: (emphasis mine) .... therefore I am required to inform them of all travel abroad. So do that, inform them. As you mentioned, you don't need an approval, so just keep them informed about the travel. You can mention personal reasons as the purpose of the travel. Whatever happens, don't lie.


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I don’t see anything wrong on your end. It’s not your job to be online and available at all times. An HR manager on the other hand, especially one with recruitment duties, should be more informative, flexible and accommodating; none of which seem to apply in the case of the person who handles your case. If you want the job and you don’t have any better ...


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It's a very fine line to walk. If the interviewer is testing for the presence of a spine, you want to show you are confident enough to stand your ground without giving the impression that you are likely to be stubborn or quarrelsome. On the other hand, if they are genuinely mistaken, you should be reluctant to let them leave the interview with a ...


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Different employers have different levels of formality around contact with the outside world, and while brief emails without detailed signature blocks might be a little outside the norm, it's not inherently a problem. And perhaps your replies are getting caught in her spam folder, even though you've checked yours. Although you've said you couldn't find this ...


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Both approaches in itself are not ideal. I.e. giving up and apologizing when you know you're right, or just making a statement without backing it up. Giving up and plainly apologizing shows that you're not someone who's going to be able to make a point or help the company go into the right direction when you don't let them know about mistakes you're aware ...


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It's quite possible that there was no right answer to this question. The question was clearly intended to discomfort you and to amuse himself at your expense, which is not something any professional ought to be aiming for in an interview. It's quite likely that once he recognised you, he was no longer prepared to take you seriously as a candidate, and no ...


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What to do when the interviewer knows my little secret? should actually be: What to do when the interviewer knows our little secret? or maybe closer to the reality: What to do when I share a "little" secret with the interviewer? Joke aside, keep reading... Do what I do: do not answer for a few seconds, take a deep breath, allow your brain to think. ...


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Inform Employer About Job Interview It is usually very bad idea to inform your current employer about ANY job interviews. I was in a very similar situation, just that the government had nothing to do with my job. I told my employer that I am going to visit that country. After I returned, I took my time to think about the job offer. When I had the final ...


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(Your question reads like there was someone else in there besides you two) If you're not ashamed by your previous career, and you sound like you aren't, then just own it! Not only did he know your secret, but you also knew his. Either way it's very likely that he'd have shared your secret with his collogue so just counter his power move with an even more ...


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Making a job interview appointment with HR is going weird. What should I do? You have already confirmed a time for the interview so you should show up at the time that you agreed to. Remember that this is also your opportunity to interview this company, so take into consideration things like communication when evaluating whether or not this company is a ...


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"Oh, SMALL jobs here and there" He might have information about you, but the same goes vice versa.


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Part of the interview process is for people to see each other. The reason for this is so that they can judge how they answer questions, deal with surprises, verify good hygiene, know who they interviewed so they know who to expect on the first day, make sure they dressed appropriately, and more. With the recruiter having their camera off, they did you a ...


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Mention on your CV your new senior position, from the time your old boss was left. You have some choices: Understaff and eventually being redundant, so it's not your problem Require medical attention, so you quit the job. But now you are back healthy for a new job You want a change, away from the recent merging political activities Simply talk about all ...


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No, the interviewer wasn't wrong or trying to trick you. I do however think it was a silly question to ask, and that shouldn't count against you. JavaScript is commonly referred to as a front-end thing however it's both. Front-end refers to the presentation layer. That is your HTML, CSS and JavaScript (when it's used to manipulate the layout of a page). ...


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You could have chosen to meet in the middle and acknowledge their line of thinking without disrespecting it: Hmm, I certainly understand how one could interpret Angular to be backend; it is certainly a feature-rich and complex framework. I typically classify it as a frontend framework since it operates in the client's web browser.


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What to do when one of the interviewers knows something about me I'm reluctant to reveal publicly because it could reflect badly upon me and is nobody's business? Politely decline to answer. If asked why you are not going to answer, you remind them that the question is inappropriate. I say remind because any competent interviewer should already know ...


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I fail to understand why these two things are related, that of you having worked as an escort in the past and wanting to work in the IT industry now. With that said: 1) Why is it the interviewers' business how you paid for your studies? It sounds like this interviewer was trying to get a rise out of you, and they got it. That interviewer is, pardon my ...


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First, you have learned one important lesson: "Do not do that which you would not have known." While there is nothing that can be done abou the past, remember that going forward. For the here and now Your past is your past, some people will judge you, others will not. The important thing is that you do not judge yourself. You need to be at peace with ...


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Rhetorical question (something to consider and maybe try): What happens if your brother says to the recruiter that he has withdrawn from all other job searches, but then doesn't actually do that? The same way as the company can say "we will give you an offer if you do this" and then they can choose to not field an offer, or field a bad offer that would be ...


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