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Interview process with aspergers

From my experience working in tech, with a high number of socially awkward coworkers, and being pretty awkward myself, I'd say that it's not about having social skills, but about having social graces. ...
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Found out during interview that employer is doing it wrong, how to proceed?

If you get the sense in interview that (what you consider) best practice is not being followed, the best way to deal with that is to ask a question, such as: Why did you choose Architecture A over ...
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Found out during interview that employer is doing it wrong, how to proceed?

Yes, you tone it down. It's not your place to convince them. As you correctly identify, you don't always know all the information, the historical reasons the way the things are the way the age, and ...
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How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

This question isn't about productivity, it's about conflict and how you handle it. In fact it's a slight variation on the standard "how would you handle a disagreement" question. The ...
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In software engineering, what exactly is meant by collaborative tone?

As some people have pointed out, this may just be a made up excuse to hide the real reason for rejecting you. Maybe they didn't like your face or the boss's nephew wanted the job. But it's also ...
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How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

Here's the thing. Experienced employees know that managers value their productivity, among other things. They rarely just arbitrarily insist you do something a less productive way. Most employees ...
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How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

No, that is an opportunity to turn the question around. "What do you consider 'improving productivity'? Is it helping the whole group? Is it better meeting the needs of the customer? Is it about ...
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How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

No. The question is vague, you should have asked for more details or a more specific situation. If the question was about using unlicensed software in order to accelerate productivity, then a ...
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Interview process with aspergers

I'm autistic and I have also done some recruiting; I've probably reviewed about 200 CVs and interviewed about 50 candidates in my time. Whether to disclose is always a dilemma. Some people are ...
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Offered a great job, but I'm in the interview process of my dream job at Google?

Be careful what you wish for. Because you're going from a stable job to a startup AND you're starry-eyed about working for Google, I'm not getting the sense that you've got a whole lot of experience. ...
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Offered a great job, but I'm in the interview process of my dream job at Google?

Is it legal to do this? That depends on your contract with the startup should you decide to accept their offer. Would it cause harm to my career? You will definitely burn bridges with the startup ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

The most likely reason for this is that they offered to another candidate who then rejected their offer. Rather clumsy of HR to put themselves in this position but not unheard of. It is rather ...
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Offered a great job, but I'm in the interview process of my dream job at Google?

Perhaps someone can call this plan unethical, but first and foremost you have to look up for yourself. this new job will improve your financial situation considerably and you should take it. A bird in ...
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Interview process with aspergers

I have Asperger's syndrome as well. I have never disclosed this during the interview, but if you must, go through autistic job placement services and companies such as Hire Autism The department of ...
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Offered a great job, but I'm in the interview process of my dream job at Google?

First, as a matter of honor and ethics, do not sign an offer you do not intend to go through with. Now, assuming that, your next task is to evaluate the cultures of the two places. To do so, ask your ...
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Interview process with aspergers

The question I have is how to try get this point across to interviewers beforehand without it making the whole process awkward before it even starts? Since you appear to have decided that you will ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

IMHO, it depends how much you want this particular position and your employment situation. If you see it as a an opportunity to upgrade your salary and working conditions, request more money and ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

Since you are uncertain about whether you want to take this job, the best way forward is to make further investigations. I would be uncertain in your situation too. In the VPs position I might give a ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

Now since I knew I did quite well in the technical rounds, the only reason for me getting rejected was the final interview with VP where I asked him uncomfortable questions about work pressure and ...
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Broke the rules on pre-interview online technical assessment – will I get blacklisted?

I've now successfully applied to multiple other organisations that use similar tests without any blacklisting. So it all went fine. For others who have to face these mindless iq/numeracy/programming/...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

The interview process is a two-way street. It is an opportunity for both parties to learn about each other. If you were uncomfortable with the VP's answers to your questions then you should take that ...
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What is a high percentage way to prepare for a 30 minute data structures and algorithms interview at a startup?

Any thoughts on how to strategically prepare in the week I have until then would be appreciated Not to sound rude but IMHO, you can't learn that in a week. You either know your data structures and ...
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How to approach in an interview a lower salary than the posted salary ranges

There's the salary offered, there's the salary that you would want, and there's the question whether you take the job right now or whether you look elsewhere first. The salary offered depends on two ...
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How to approach in an interview a lower salary than the posted salary ranges

How should I approach this, if I should approach this at all. The job is not my dream job nor have I pressure or rush to find a job right now. It doesn't matter what your research turned up. The only ...
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How to approach in an interview a lower salary than the posted salary ranges

You may have blown it by mentioning "research" at all during the interview. Now that gives the company the capability to use "research" as a wedge, since you put that concept on ...
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Nepotism has become the order of the day at my job, how do I move forward in my career?

You could tell an interviewer that you had challenges with a culture fit in a startup environment. Any person (assuming you don't go to another startup) worth their salt in this business will already ...
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Nepotism has become the order of the day at my job, how do I move forward in my career?

"How do I address the question of "why did you leave your last job?" at my next interview?" I'm sorry you have to face this situation, however your answer need not be dependent on ...
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SWE achievements

I'm not sure if the XYZ formula really applies for computer programmers. A lot of the work goes completely behind the scenes or is a part of a larger system, so producing measurable results is ...
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I am looking for a job as a junior software developer. What technical questions should I ask during the interview?

As a bit of a frame challenge: If no questions come to mind, don't ask any! I've gotten quite a few jobs without asking questions in the "do you have questions" block. Now, I typically do ...
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I am looking for a job as a junior software developer. What technical questions should I ask during the interview?

What I would want to know if I were you, and what I wished somebody had told me to ask when I was a junior is: What am I going to learn here and how am I going to learn it? Ask about internal talks/...
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I am looking for a job as a junior software developer. What technical questions should I ask during the interview?

Questions from the candidate are an important component of the interview, but frequently the candidate comes out with some trite pre-rehearsed question, and then shows no interest in the answer - ...
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I don't code as a hobby. What should I answer when asked about my GitHub?

I can't speak for every interviewer, but I ask about candidates' GitHub accounts not to judge them on whether or not they code outside of work, but because a lot of people express frustration that ...
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I don't code as a hobby. What should I answer when asked about my GitHub?

I actually do write code for myself for fun. I don't do free work for others. As a result, none of my hobby code is published. I don't have a "GitHub". I have backups, so nothing will be ...
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I don't code as a hobby. What should I answer when asked about my GitHub?

As a software developer, it's usually a good sign of a good software developer if they have some sort of community engagement in their area of expertise. It's not necessary to have github repositories ...
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I don't code as a hobby. What should I answer when asked about my GitHub?

Firstly - I agree with the accepted answer, always try to find a positive way to express the message. I would like to add that the only red flag should be against them for expecting you to do your job ...
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In software engineering, what exactly is meant by collaborative tone?

I have fallen in some interview traps in the past. In retrospect, they did me a favour, I prefer to be direct and not manipulative Often for gauging your team skills they will tell you, "yeah, ...
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How to list 2-3 dates and time ranges that you could do an interview

Maybe, you can email something like this to the recruiter: Hello Mr. recruiter, Here is my interview availability: Monday (April 25) : from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Timezone: CST) Tuesday (April 26) : ...
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