Questions on job interviews, concerning preparation for and attending job interviews, as well as designing job interviews for recruiting employees.

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What to watch out for when writing code at an Interview?

I have read that at a lot of companies you have to write code at an interview. On the one hand I see that it makes sense to ask for a work sample. On the other hand: What kind of code do you expect to ...
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Would Java programmers hire C# programmers? [closed]

I learned and used Java in college. After graduating, I got a job in C#. Two years after, there are a lot more positions in Java. Would I have a good chance to be hired as a Java programmer? What ...
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What are good interview questions for a Software Tester with focus on automation? [closed]

Today's testing is not much like yesterday's testing. More services, more distributed systems, more automation. I want the kind of testers that are self-starters and will constantly work themselves ...
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How to write freelancing in resume for programmers job

I had 3 years full time work experience in web development. I had to leave the job and come to overseas (my home) for 1.5 years due to personal problem, but I did some free lance work in web ...
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Opinion and help of the following job interview questions

I'm not familiar with job interview and software development terminology. So my questions are: what's your opinion of the following job interview questions and what is the best way to respond, ...
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Which skills would you look for in an offshore junior developer? [closed]

Suppose you have to interview a developer for a (not senior) developer position. The catch is that the developer is not from your country and your company would have to invest some money and time to ...
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Java SE and Java EE? [duplicate]

I was now talking with some people and they told me that if i was intrested in a job in the future for Java programming i should not spend too much time only learning Java SE i should spend time ...
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Is there any formal research in FizzBuzz Question Effectiveness?

After seeing this question today on variation of the FizzBuzz interview question, as well as seeing other questions related to it around, I have to ask: is there any formal research on how effective ...
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How can I gauge a candidate's ability to learn in an interview?

We are hiring for a small development department within a medium sized company for which software is not the main line of business. As such, we are attempting to recruit what we have labeled a Senior ...
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What is the intention behind asking weight of plane?

I was asked this question "How would you find weight of Aeroplane" in an interview and I am not sure why this question was one of the two question asked in the interview. I tried to answer it using ...
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How do the algorithms to solve problems encountered in interviews translate into real world solutions?

I have recently finished an undergraduate course in computer science and I am looking for a job. During the search I encountered several interesting (and tough) problems that needed clever algorithms ...
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does “spontaneity” sell in a software interview? [closed]

Person "X" and "Y" are software engineers. They are "equal" -- in terms of qualifications / experience / skills -- whatever. Person "X" goes to an interview... "X" answers all questions ...
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How to interview a j2ee developer? [closed]

How to interview a java developer for a senior position may be 3-4 yrs of experience?
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Job interview for Trainee Programmer, how to increase chances of success? [closed]

I have my first programming job interview today (in a few hours!) and would like some advice. The job title is Trainee Programmer and it is for a secure printing company. I have found a lot on the ...