This has worked for me on my last three jobs (one of them was a promotion) that I got. When the interviewer asks the question: what salary are you looking for?, instead of listing what you’re expecting ask them instead.
I always start with explaining that I have been researching salaries in my field but wanted to know what they felt is a competitive salary for someone with my experience? (If this your first job interview or you’re going for an entry level job that you don’t have experience in, you can always change the part about experience to “this position”).
Oftentimes, they will give you the number that they are expecting to pay for that position; and every time I ask a potential employer it has been at least $5-$10k more then I was going to ever say.
This also helps you compare what they’re willing to pay vs whether that salary is worth the job. AND you don’t run the risk of under selling yourself! (If they’re expecting to pay $60k and you say $40k, they’re not going to corr... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had an interview with a company for which I previously worked. I already knew the person interviewing me and most of the interview was just him catching me up on coworker gossip I had missed out on since I left the company.
I was troubled by some of the comments he made regarding the pandemic. First, he mentioned that since churches are opened up due to Trump's executive order,it's okay that he and his family aren't social distancing at all in their personal lives. He mentioned he can't wait to not have to wear masks anymore.
He mentioned that a small, rural town near him borders a reservation, and it's getting hit with covid worse than other neighboring rural towns. I mentioned folks on the reservation don't have access to good healthcare, which means they're getting hit by the pandemic pretty hard. He said "no, they have healthcare, they just don't use it. They genuinely just don't take good care of themselves." That sounds so victim-blamey and racist, I was obviously very... keep reading on reddit ➡
I graduated last fall with a degree in Early Childhood Edu. I was hired at the school I interned at but only worked for a couple of months before I was laid off for the school closure. I have had 4 serious interviews, 3 of them over zoom. Only the first (in person)one ever got back to me with feedback and told me I did great but need to be more confident. He even offered me a job a few weeks later but I had already committed to the position I ended up getting laid off of. The second sent me a rejection email and never replied when I asked for feedback. The third told me I did great and they’d love to have me on their team and that I would hear back from them either way... never heard back and it’s been almost a month. I even emailed and left a voicemail with the principal. The fourth interview was today.. The principal was 15 minutes late to sending me the zoom link.. let me into the chat while she was still on her cell phone, held up her pointer finger and asked me to wait one second... keep reading on reddit ➡
A guy sexually harassed me. Nothing was done, just a write up. I want to leave because of it.
Is it appropriate to bring it up?
UPDATE on job: If you see my profile, they said that I was over qualified for the job and that I should look for a better job
Has anyone asked the question "why is the position open" during interviews? How was the response? How will it be perceived?
I have an interview tomorrow with a very well known company that I had previously interviewed with eight months ago. The position is an entry-level assistant job at a Fortune 500 company. I went through four rounds of interviews, met everyone I would be working with, but unfortunately didn't get the offer in the end. The HR emailed me, saying the position has opened up and the team remembered me and would like to interview me once again.
However, since it has been such a short amount of time, I would like to know what happened? Was someone fired, promoted, or didn't mesh with the team? Is this a red flag? I usually like to ask questions that look like I'm excited about the role and want to be successful with the company but I'm worried about looking like I'm skeptical about the job. Though if they remember me, they probably already know that I have the driv... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I (20M) had an interview at my dream internship. One of the girls who interviewed me (maybe like 25F) was pretty hot.
After the interview, I was hanging out with my friends in my dorm room, and I mentioned to them how hot this interviewer was, and showed my friends on LinkedIn. Now I’m not interested in this girl for three reasons. 1) She’s 5 years older than me. 2) I’m in a relationship. And 3) it would be unprofessional to ask her out.
Anyway, one of my friends was telling me how that was so horrible for saying that since I’m in a relationship and since it should be totally professional.
Now again I want to reiterate, I have no interest in doing anything with this girl, I just pointed out that she’s hot. Does that make me an asshole?
Me: Well, your search ends today. At my previous job, whenever something went wrong, everybody said I was responsible.
Since I have nothing better to do right now, here's a story from last fall.
So this was my interview for Brown. The interviewer was an old, white, lawyer dude. I was pretty nervous because not only did we have nothing in common (South Asian CS Major), but I thought he was probably going to ask really hard and super tricky questions like lawyers usually do (I think). However, the interview went great for the most part. He seemed to be really interested in the world and its problems and we were able to connect over that. We had just talked about climate change when he asked me, "what is the biggest problem the world faces today?" My go-to answer would have been climate change but we had just talked about that. And so my mind was frantically thinking of another problem that I was knowledgeable enough to have a discussion with him. I think either that day or the day before, we learned about Medicare in AP Gov. and how it’s a burden on the taxpayers and makes up a sizable portion of the U.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just spent the past hour doing an imaginary Youtube live rant as a professional hockey player on my take of the riots, covid, society, the media's brainwashing and human life in general.
I was imagining myself sitting out in the woods, drunk, streaming live, saying all the none politically correct shit I believe and destroying my entire career by verbalizing my 'wrong think'.
This imaginary scenario in my mind, where people actually care what I have to say and having the balls to commit social suicide by expressing my REAL thoughts instead of virtue signalling to maintain my social position felt good. It's almost like a cathartic release or something.
I often have therapy sessions as well, i've lived alone for a decade, haven't worked in the past year (disabilitybuxx), so I suppose out of loneliness and frustration I do this sometimes.
Maybe I should start a youtube channel and do rants, although there are already plenty of those out there.
I had an interview for a part time job last night over zoom. The last question he asked me was “what is your greatest accomplishment or experience to date?” To not look dumb, I quickly said my education. Then I changed it to some award I won in high school, which is the truth. And I find that pathetic.
I’ve done nothing with my life. I’m 23F and the ONLY thing I’ve done is go to school and work. I’m so glad I found this subreddit. As much as I have put effort into doing internships, finding part time jobs, and getting degrees to have a (somewhat) good job, I still don’t really care about having to go to work. I’m studying to be a music teacher... but I know that’s just because I have to and not because I want to.
I want to be a full time musician instead (like most of us music teachers do), but I know that’s unsafe and not secure considering I have over $100k student loan debt and I DO want a house and to start a family in the coming years with my fiancé. Next year I planned on movin... keep reading on reddit ➡
The man shakily answered "I don't."
I replied, "No, is that still a requirement".
I went on a job interview for an office job this morning. I'm an artist, but paying rent isn't always doable when I'm not inspired to draw every waking moment. I trimmed up my beard, was wearing nice jeans and a button down and a blazer, I looked sharp.
The job was basically an executive assistant, but I would also be helping out in sales and bouncing around between departments.
So, the interviewer is a middle-aged guy, and he asks me about my education. I didn't go to college, so I tell him that. I also tell him that I didn't pursue an art degree, because I don't have any interest in working in a museum or teaching, so it would be a waste of my time. I said that it could end up being a waste of a few thousand dollars, and I'd probably still be working in a different field.
So, I can see by his expression that the interviewer is a little offended. He tells me he has a fine art degree. I try to politely point out that he's also not using his art degree working at an office, bu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Background: I was laid off due to covid-19 budget cuts. Professionally I do accounting/bookkeeping. As you know, looking for a job is stressful and even more so now thanks to the virus.
Last week my former supervisor asked if she can forward my number to her friend for a potential job. Her friend (former supervisor from the same firm now a recruiter) is looking to fill a position at another friend's firm. I talked to her in the morning and agreed to an interview via FaceTime with her friend for 5:00 P.M. that afternoon. At 5:10 p.m., I haven't heard from the interviewer and figured she was probably running behind and decided to wait a few more minutes. By 5:15, I still haven't heard from her and didn't have her contact info to call her and was starting to get a bit nervous. I called the recruiter and told her that her friend hasn’t called yet. A few mins later the interviewer calls almost 20-minutes after the scheduled time.
The interview went okay, but the she seemed like she did no... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just got done with an interview. Interviewer is clearly reading my resume for the first time while we're on the phone. This is after my half-hour initial call with the HR rep. He realizes as he is reading the resume that my experience is mostly in .Net and says they already hired for that role and don't need a second .Net guy. Thanks for wasting my time buddy.
The last interview I was on there was an AP whose body language was super unengaged. I was wondering when he would ask a question as he had been playing on his phone for a bit of the interview and making comments to another teacher. He then asked the “hard, on the spot” question as to why I had two schools that I was at for only a year insinuating I had been let go. As a cause for concern of me being a candidate.
Can an interview ask why I had left resigned from a position?
I have prepared a response in which I highlight exactly what I am looking for in a district and these did not cover that.
(But really- one district doesn’t tenure most their staff and it was a get out while you can situation and the other did not support the department I was in so I was Spanish teacher #31 in 31 years)
I was on a waitlist at my #1 school and really didn’t see any chance of getting in, so I decided to email my interviewer to ask for advice on the WL and reiterate it was my top choice. They responded saying they thought I was an outstanding candidate and they would talk to the dean of admissions. I got the acceptance call the next day!!!
I should add that this interviewer sent me an email in response to my thank you note and told me to keep in touch so I felt comfortable reaching out.
Obviously this is N=1 but at a lot of these schools everyone on the WL sends a letter of intent and they don’t hold much weight, so reaching out to your interviewer could be of great benefit.
Joe Rogan just dropped an interview with Kevin Hart and I gave it a listen. No doubt in my mind Joe has surpassed Stern with his interviews. Not only are they better, but they're with people that you care about, not the same 5 people over and over!
I had two interviews yesterday to try to find my first job in a new career I’m entering. I was asked why I chose the profession and explained it seemed like everything was telling me that it was where I was meant to be (people literally telling me, recurring situations in my personal life very closely related to the profession, etc.) and I was point blank asked if I practice witchcraft. I was shocked. My interviewer had very dry, deadpan sense of humor and after a moment of panic, I realized he was trying to joke with me. If this happened to you, would you think it’s a coincidence? I don’t know what the odds are that I’d be asked this in an interview. (The job is absolutely nothing related to witchcraft in any way.) How would you interpret this? Edit: No social media of mine mentions witchcraft (or even strong opinions, honestly) in any way. The only place I discuss it online is here on reddit.
My father has been telling me to prepare for questions such as “what allergies would be a contraindication for prescribing propofol to a patient?” Ans-eggs & soy
But when I look up sample questions they are predominantly personality or program fitness based. Or something simple like “map out the path of a drop of blood through the heart.”
In your guys’ experience are interviewers more so looking for such a level of medical knowledge or trying to get to know you?
They really need a new host for the Tell All’s. Shaun asks lousy questions and she lets her own gossip-y nosiness interfere with the interviews. I find her really petty and honestly she’s quite rude to some of the contestants. She only ever talks about the “juicy” embarrassing bits and literally doesn’t bring up any other important aspects of the show.
Edit: thanks for the info about the leaked footage guys!
The interview was going along as usual with him asking questions like why Cornell and other stuff. HOWEVER
He asked me if I had a gum or not and he proceeded to say: “hey don’t forget Bungee Gum has properties of both rubber and gum”
I nearly started crying inside with excitement. This guys was one the cooler people I met in my life.
“I don’t care what you think.”
I've had a string of bad interviews recently (no job offers), even though on the surface everything was calm and proper. I've got the feeling that I may have said the wrong thing at the wrong time.
Can you guys tell me what are some important questions which decide whether you get hired or not, and tell me how to tackle them? I really need to brush up my weak points before this interview next week. Thanks again people of Reddit. :)
I have an interviwe coming up soon for a pretty big company. I was wondering, what are some key fundamental themes that they want to hear for me to be successful ?
I have my first job interview at Panera Bread tomorrow and I am very nervous that I will stutter through the entire thing. Should I tell the interviewer about my stutter before the interview? I am very scared that this will immediately make him not hire me.
I (17 m) had my Yale interview today. The interviewer (25 f) was smoking hot, and we really hit it off. She very clearly liked me and seemed to be giving me “the look” left right and center. I honestly lost count of the amount of times she laughed at things that I said and she seemed to genuinely enjoy talking to me. We ended up chatting for nearly 3 hours, and most of our conversation wasn’t even remotely about Yale—just random things about ourselves. Towards the end of the interview, I had a strange urge to go in for a kiss. It’s as though I completely forgot that this was an interview for college, and my desires got the best of me. I guess I completely misread the situation too, as she immediately shouted “what are you doing?” as I was about to go in for it. I instantly apologized and we kind of ended things awkwardly then and there. I am really stressed out now about the repercussions of this; I put a lot of work into my Yale application and it would really suck if it gets fucked b... keep reading on reddit ➡
Johnny from NCT 127 would be a really good interviewer. I watched his latest JCC video about how their stage outfits were made, and I found it really informative. Johnny knows how to keep the conversations going, and he knows the right questions to ask.
I’d be really glad to see him interview a Hollywood actor someday, like Tiffany and Eric did. Lol
I might be interviewing for a new ECE job soon and I'm wondering what are some good things I can ask the interviewer at the end of my interview when they say "What questions do you have for us?" I really want to be able to get a feel of how the center operates so I can decide if it'll be a good fit or not.
So, what are questions you either asked or wished you had asked during your interviews?
The ones I've come up with so far are:
My DUDE. What do you think happens after you ship them off to the slaughterhouse?
I am currently a student trying to apply to Portland Community Collage's vet tech program and it's apparently very difficult to get in and I need good clinical experience to set me apart from the other hundred so applicants (though apparently they take your high school GPA into consideration so maybe I was doomed before I even started). But after apply to over a dozen different places, I was asked to get formerly interviewed for a starting position close to my school. They want me to start work immediately which I have no problems besides the fact that I am currently getting a complete mastectomy in the next six months. When I mentioned it to the coordinator she seemed to hold back some of her enthusiasm which makes me wonder if I should've even mentioned it in the first place.
The surgery is important to me and it hasn't been scheduled yet but this job is even more important to give up. I haven't scheduled it yet but even if I said that I haven't, I don't know if they will still be... keep reading on reddit ➡
I contemplated whether to put this on the daily thread, but I figured out that there might be people in the same boat as me now and in the future. Therefore, rather than for this to be buried in the daily thread, I thought why not put this in a separate thread so people can have an easier time when they wish to find references for such queries in future.
I have been in my current job for only 6 months. 6 months in, and I quickly realized that the exacting, elitist and pressurizing nature of policy-making isn't for me. I think you can refer to my post history. It is very telling that something is wrong when you dread work even though its WFH. Coupled with tensions with my RO, something has got to give sooner or later.
This is my second job. My first job wasn't perfect, but the work was indeed manageable. I was doing project management, contract management and engagement. It is very similar to what I would be doing in the job that I am interviewing for. I was in my first job for abo... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I had my second job interview today with the owner of a small local business, with my first interview for the company being virtual a few weeks ago.
One of the first questions he asked me was what I like to do in my free time which I quickly responded to by saying “well I’ve been playing a LOT of animal crossing lately” as I was super nervous and I like to try to crack jokes when I’m anxious and it seemed like a funny joke in my head at the time. But as soon as the words came out of my mouth I realized he had no idea what I was talking about and he looked at me really confused and said “...what?”
I quickly changed the subject to how I like to spend time with my family and seek to better myself health wise through exercise and eating healthy etc. Not sure if I’ll be getting that job...
TL;DR: Don’t tell a potential employer that you’ve been binging a popular video game in hopes that they’ll understand what you’re talking about and laugh about it with you.
YouTube autoplayed this video, I have no idea who Monique is or why the interviewer is talking to Russel Peters about it. What’s the deal?
Edit: the next auto play interview (interview with Sway) there’s another mention to Monique.
This is just a rant. Perhaps those more experienced with the interviewing process can shed some light on this.
I had a phone interview yesterday, it was okay, not my best, but not my worst either. At the end of the interview, just before I was about to say “Thank you and have a nice day!”, the interviewer said “You did well” (FYI, I did not ask for any feedback as I know it is not a good thing to do during an interview). I knew myself that I could have done better, however, him saying this gave me an extra bit of hope that they will invite me to the next round. However, today I got an email saying they have decided to proceed with other candidates.
Q: why do interviewers give interviewees (unasked) positive feedback at the end of the interview (and therefore giving hope of advancing to the next round), only to inform you soon after that you didn’t make the cut? Unless the interview went exceptionally well, wouldn’t the best course of action be to say nothing at all, rather than pro... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I read u/jacksparrow2048 's post yesterday about emailing interviewers, and since I was in a similar situation, decided to shoot my shot. I reiterated my interest in the school and asked if they had any advice for me on the waitlist. Well, one of them replied to me this morning thanking my continued interest and ominously wrote "Your perseverance will ultimately pay off." Now I don't know just how much influence my email may have had, if at all... but I got off the waitlist later this afternoon. It's not a top 10 or anything, but it was my first choice and I'm honestly so happy! Perhaps N=2?
Hello, all. I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions of good questions to ask in an interview. I assume some obvious ones would Be shift times, how many positions they are looking to fill, length and process of training. I would like to ask about their retention rate, but I don’t know if that would be proper. Also, I would like to ask about their culture, namely if there is a lot of drama, but am worried that would not be looked upon too kindly. Second, I can’t imagine I would get an honest straightforward answer anyway. I realize, of course, ALL offices and professions have some degree of drama and gossiping. so let me know of any questions you wish you would have asked in hindsight, important things to know, questions that would be welcomed and that demonstrate my genuine interest to the profession. Thanks so much!
Has anyone else experienced this? I am a recent graduate so I have been interviewing for my first “adult job”. I recently made it to the final round of interviews for a large company and at the end I was talking to a man who works in HR. He asked me if I had offers from any other company, I replied yes. He changed his body language and tone and started to ask the details of this offer, I tried to keep it vague but he kept pressing for answers. He asked me where they were located, how much my offered salary would be, the name of the company. Overall it was just very uncomfortable with the level of detail he wanted to know. Is this normal for full time jobs to ask these kinds of questions?
From the Cracking The Coding Interview, there was a part saying:
>If you've heard a question before, admit this to your interviewer. Your interviewwer is asking you these questions in order to evaluate your problem-solving skills. If you already know the question, then you aren't giving them opportunity to evaluate you. Additionally, your interviewer may find it highly dishonest if you don't reveal that you know the question. And conversely, you will get big honesty points if you do reveal this.
This actually sounded really counter-intuitive to me but I have no experience in coding interviews. Could you please share your opinions about this? Do you agree or disagree?
Hi guys. 3DJuegos (a Spanish videogame magazine) just released an interview with Nate Fox, director of Ghost of Tsushima. I am writing here the most interesting things he has said:
"We have built the entire world to reward your curiosity. We have built everything: mountains, lakes, etc, so you can go to any place that you see".
"Icons are not important and not everything is pointed out with an icon. The most important thing is that you feel immerse in the world of Tsushima. For example, listening to a bird singing and decide to follow it".
"Tsushima breaths and it's alive. You don't know what's happening next, and a lot of the events that happen here are completely random and dynamic. You can see a big rock in the horizon, then go to it and discover a new ability".
"Fear is not just a narrative function of the game, but also works for gameplay. I don't want to talk too much about how it works inside the world of Tsushima, because it would ruin the surprise".
The Recruiter Alignment: Mafia Support
Description: An ex-job interviewer who has turned to the mafia.
Goal: Kill anyone who doesn't submit to the mafia. (finally this sentence means something.)
Attack: none Defense: none
Abilities: During the day (not the first one) you may select someone to attempt to recruit for the mafia. You may only perform three recruitments. At night, they will see a message saying, "The Mafia are trying to recruit you!" They can see the chat, and any other day ability or night ability will be blocked, even if they have rb immunity. e.g., no jailing/pirating/chatting with vamps/coven. They can choose to join the mafia or to not. If they choose to join, they become a mafia role based on their current role. e.g., medium/retri becomes janitor, vig/vet becomes mafioso, spy/jailor becomes bm, et cetera. If they decline, then the mafioso/gf will instantly attack them, unless they are roleblocked. They have invest results of spy/bmer/jailor/recruiter, cuz th... keep reading on reddit ➡
The most important thing to remember is that you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. So, make sure you use the opportunity to get as much information as possible about a company in these seven key areas... https://www.regroop.org/allblog/2020/6/24/questions-to-ask-an-interviewer
These last 3 episodes of “Call Her Daddy” (Especially the Lauren and Savannah Montano episodes) have been great in my opinion and I love when Alex plays “interviewer”. Yes Alex has a different type of vibe when she’s “Interviewer Alex” compared to when she would co-host with Sofia. But I’m still entertained. Yes that “Over The Top” “Crazy” Alex and Sofia type of content and type of vibe with loud and fast talking and wild statements and topics can be entertaining and I’ve been entertained by it numerous times before. And I’d still be entertained by it. But I feel like in the long run it was better for Alex to separate from Sofia and from that type of content. Content that is that high energy and that toxic (Yes Alex and Sofia content was in large part toxic. It was entertaining but still in large part toxic) is bound to be very mentally draining and it’s bound to result in real life turmoil. And that’s what ended up happening. I feel like Alex is starting to “Let Loose” more and be mor... keep reading on reddit ➡
As a general rule, “some espresso” or “cup of coffee” test is an innocent trick. The circumstance can be a lot harder if the meeting gets planned for 9 a.m.
However when the candidate comes into the workplace/office early, the employer is as yet occupied and the job seeker needs to sit tight for 10 minutes. And afterward an additional 10 minutes. And then maybe an additional 15 minutes.
Raising their voice, screaming, and even using insulting words is another way to model a stressful situation and a chance to check the candidate’s ability to resist stress. Experts advise you to remain calm and answer these questions as calmly as possible.
Recently the “cup of coffee” test has been gaining in popularity among employers. At the beginning of the interview, the boss tak... keep reading on reddit ➡