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You realise most people here would kill for a one hour interview that resulted in a job offer the next day, right?! That's great! I'd figured there be some follow-up interviews where we can go more in depth of my coding abilities and system architects logic. IMHO, I'm glad more companies are actually moving away from this style of all-day really in-depth ...


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Interviews serve two purposes, both very important. One is for the employer to assess whether you are a good person for the job. The other is for you to assess whether you want to work for the employer. A one-hour many-on-one interview isn't a great way for you to make your assessment, as you know. You can say to the hiring manager something like "Thanks ...


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Having been vetted for security clearance and passing a one hour conference can in some cases be pretty normal - especially if they're in need of a particular skill. I got hired to one of my nicest jobs in a similar fashion (basically a team of 20 people eating pizza and interviewing me). I don't really understand from your post what you are worried that ...


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The places where I have worked with a smart, competent, motivated and functional team have typically employed LESS whiteboarding/tests/various interview shenanigans. My own theory on this is that knowledgeable technical people are able to identify others with appropriate proficiency just by asking them pertinent questions. There seems to be a direct ...


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I am going to be the dissenting voice here. I had this experience. I interviewed with a government contractor doing software. Just met with one or two people and got an offer. High paying offer. It was one of the worse places I have worked. We had people that were so bad they wouldn't even bill them to the contract and it still took them forever to ...


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I'm not sure I would. The resume is all about piquing interest in you and convincing them they have to meet you. It's sad to say, but honestly, a lot of companies would simply bypass your resume if they saw you have a condition that might cause them any sort of inconvenience. It's after they get to meet you and realize you're competent and know your ...


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Should I be concern on how they did their interviewing process or am I just overthinking it? You are overthinking it. I once had an interview which was over before I had finished my coffee (took the job) and I once gotten an offer while walking back from the interview to my car (did not take the job). My previous job I landed after a more "normal" process (...


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My question is, how would employers view a character reference received from someone whose relationship with the candidate extends only as far as online interaction through gaming? Not your problem. You've just been asked to write a reference. It's up to the recipient to decide it's usefulness. Should I be frank about the nature of our relationship ...


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I really want the job even if that means waiting 6 months. So do that. The company informed that they are putting the position on hold, not you or your application. There's nothing much you can do from your side now. You can respond them by thanking them for the opportunity, something like "Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to interview with your ...


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There are ways to be truthful while not being rude or insulting.. You don't seem to like the culture, or it isn't a good "cultural fit". What does that mean? I don't know, I just know that if I didn't like the work culture, or my personality didn't work well with the culture, I'd leave my job as well. People do it all the time, I love where I work now, I ...


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How would you describe this situation in the cover letter? I am going to attempt to answer this head on. Your question was how would you describe this on a cover letter, my answer is as delicately as possible. If you are going to mention it up front, before they meet you face to face, I would recommend mentioning your disability in a way that shows your ...


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I have done an apprenticeship as a software developer in Germany myself many years ago, and I have been the Ausbilder in two companies. Many of my friends have also done various tech apprenticeships (both Fachinformatiker and IT-System*). There is absolutely no reason for you to feel guilty about leaving after your apprenticeship ends. There is no need for ...


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Never ever schedule a phone/online job interview in a space that you don't control. If the interviewer understood what happened, he could justify not hiring you simply by logic "If this guy did something so dumb (forgive me for not being politically correct here) even in a situation critical for his own career, he will also do such stuff if we give him a ...


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I'm a senior guy who is a current reviewer of technical resumes for my company; In my opinion, anything like SE participation or Github/Gitlab projects that helps me to get a better idea of what you do and who you are is very welcome.


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Until they make you a formal job offer then keep applying for other jobs I personally would just assume you have not got the current job, if they decide to make an offer then the recruiter will contact you. There is no guarantee that even if they do find another role for you that it will be one that you like.


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You're a student, so ask your mentor, or whoever is undertaking that role. You have a support network there, you should use it in order to assess the suitability and attractiveness of your resume and online profiles and help you to become more successful.


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Years ago I played an online game (Goalline Blitz if you've heard of it) and got to know a guy pretty well through managing our team. He and I have now been friends for about 10 years. In every way I consider him a friend and not just an online acquaintance. The reason I bring that up was that when he applied for a job, I served as a reference. ...


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This might not be the answer you're looking for, but I think you should look into fixing your resume. A resume should be targeted at documenting the skills that will allow you to succeed at your ideal job. Your resume is too much about your character and not enough about your IT skills, which is what companies will care about, especially big brand name ...


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Was it a scam or a genuine call? I honestly think the latter because I think I asked the correct questions and I did indicate my willingness to work. You cannot decide this based on your questions but based on their answer/s. As per the information provided, I suspect this may be a scam or genuine company but not ready to spend enough. You can verify ...


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Its a perfect spot for a elevator pitch about yourself. Think of it as a compact version of your cover letter (which probably will only be glanced over anyway).


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Are these 3rd party recruitment firms taking a 'cut' % of recruit's salary, instead of a referral bonus? Most likely - that's a pretty standard model for recruiters providing for perm roles. It actually works for the job seeker since it's then in the recruiter's best interest to get the wage as high as possible. This is one reason why they will sometimes "...


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Experience is experience no matter where you go. Besides, working for someone cannot look bad on your CV unless you get fired for cause. With that said, the countries you are thinking of moving to are not primarily-English-speaking countries. You will want to get at least some basic training in the primary language of the country you reside in. Most ...


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I didn't see any location indication. My answer is based on my experience in Europe, more specifically, France. I am a software engineer. I have a disability caused by a neuro-muscular disease. I am recognized by the state as disabled and as such, I am entitled to adaptations in the workplace (like specific screens, keyboards, seats, etc). Because of this, ...


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"My instinct is to be honest and (politely) talk shit about my old job, it might come off as me being difficult to work with so it might not be the greatest idea, so I’m considering to either only tell part of the truth (health implications for example) or lying." None of these sound like a good idea. "I don’t learn anything so I can’t grow" This is a ...


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For many companies, the style you described is absolute standard. If these are companies that you wouldn't want to work for because of this, that is of course your decision. But you shouldn't consider it a exceptional behavior or red flag. I always wondered how common 'show-coding' interviews really are - I have been in panel interviews for at least forty ...


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Interviews don't have to be the long, grueling affairs that some employers make them. Interviewing is often about "fit", as in "Do you fit in their culture?". For some places, the interviewers believe they can figure this out quickly. Furthermore, people often assume your resume tells the story of what you've done and/or they ask just enough to figure out if ...


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Yes, you should showcase the relation between the jobs, to avoid confusion just as you mentioned. Something like Project Manager at A, 2015-current - item1 - item2 Sales Manager at B (Wholly owned subsidiary of A), 2015-current - item1 - item2 That said, I think you meant to write "2015", not "20015". You MUST NOT make these types of ...


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I can only comment from someone who has applied to positions in the United States. When you apply to a job, you have (in general) three parts: Resume Cover Letter References And the application itself. The resume gives you the opportunity to present your work experience and skills for the job. The cover letter allows you the opportunity to address any ...


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It is a recruiter's job to take emails and phone calls from their candidates. So, don't worry about annoying her, not at all. It shows her she has a live one (you). These commercial hiring processes move slowly. Be patient. It sounds like that company was trying to fill a lot of positions. A hiring project like that is probably understaffed and hectic. It'...


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Interview was just an one hour panel. Got offer the next day; do I take or is this a red flag? Neither. Maybe they are bad at interviewing, and maybe that's it and it's a great company. Or maybe it stems from incompetence at everything. Or maybe they've decided that technical interviews and/or skills aren't worth very much compared to willingness to ...


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