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The best answer to questions like this doesn't really change much even though people asking questions present sometimes very different back stories. We can't directly answer the question for you, but we can provide you with a roadmap to get to your own best answer. Before anyone thinks about your actual three questions though, you need to take a step back ...


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My personal recommendation is to write in your CV the exact position you have AND describe in responsibilities and tasks what you do. And be prepare to explain on interview what you do/did without mentioning much "Data Scientist". Of course you should add your courses and certificates and during interview explain the fact you do not have experience in the ...


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There is another option: This 'test' may not actually be part of the interview process, but may be a prerequisite for the job. There are many certificates, offered by third parties that require a paid exam to obtain. If this position needs someone with certificate X, they could have explained to you that you'd need to pass their exam. This would also mean ...


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In the industry, it's very common to pay a 3rd party testing provider to administer a test to you, online, with screen-share and a web-cam to make sure you aren't cheating and then the video and results are submitted to the prospective employer which can examine the "product", not waste any valuable engineer time if your results are plain wrong and if they'...


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There are 2 options: It's a scam, and/or an abusive company. You misread, or they made a typo, and they want to pay you $200+ for you to take the test. Monetary incentives like these are not unheard of, especially not in financial services. 2b. The test is by a third party, usually costs $200+, and the company is covering that cost for you. Unless the ...


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There are red flags all over this one. I'd suggest you withdraw. I have never heard of people needing to pay for job interviews or taking a technical written test. Is this normal? Nor have I. Absolutely not, in the UK, no. But even assuming this is legit... well, then charging candidates $200 just to apply means that the competition for this position ...


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There seem to me to be two issues here. One is the requirement to pay to take the test, but, more importantly, there seems to have been a disconnect between the job you intended to apply for, and the job for which they are screening you. They sent me over a set of practice questions, and I found most of them obnoxiously hard because some of them touch ...


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They sent me over a set of practice questions, and I found most of them obnoxiously hard This makes it seem like you aren't up to the standards they expect for their intern. I wouldn't pay $200 to take a test unless I was convinced I would get the resulting job and that it was a job I really wanted. Based on your feelings about the practice questions, ...


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Check out company's Glassdoor page + comments and posts on their LinkedIn and Facebook pages, just to get an idea if they have offered something like this to other candidates as well. Try and talk on call to the HR of the company directly, they might provide some clarity as to why they need money from you. After above steps one of three things may happen - ...


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One of the things they’re probably looking for here is your ability to engage in a conversation and find out what they’re looking for, phrase your answer in a useful way, etc. Interrogating the interviewer as to their level of technical knowledge seems like a bad way of doing this.


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