Job Interview: I was excited about a job interview as an engineer. However there is one big problem!

Job Interview: I was excited about a job interview as an engineer. However there is one big problem! Topic: Big lots jobs applications
June 19, 2019 / By Philippina
Question: I have done all applications and even their test however they have asked me to sign a waiver to disclose my consumer information that requires a social security. It is a large company that is well known. However, I am concerned if this is standard practice. It is not as thought that they are looking for a CORI (Criminal check) but this would enable them to check my credit history- which is spotless but show ...well, my business. I also believe that this would allow them to see what other jobs I work at as obviously I believe that they can use my SS# to check me. Have any of you experienced the same issue and any thoughts on this? Thank you all for such thoughtful answers. I have nothing to hide but I want no one getting into my privacy. I do not want my social security number sitting on someone's computer. Thanks again! You are all awesome!
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Marta Marta | 7 days ago
Yes, your SS# can be used to find out a little bit of everything about you and yes, it is becoming more and more common (especially with big companies and any company where confidential info or bribery could be a factor). They will certainly use it to see if you have told them the truth when you applied for your job. They will see if you have trouble that could affect your job. What if you have a history of getting into a lot of debt and you are applying for a job where you would have access to developing company secrets (that you could sell to get out of that debt)?? This is the argument that companies use for getting the info. And it isn't necessarily a bad argument. There is, of course, the privacy issue. If you don't want them to know about your personal info, then you can always refuse. Yet, most of the companies that demand it, are actually demanding and not asking. The 'corporate think' is that if you don't want them looking, then you must have something to hide. Ultimately, you have to decide if the job is worth letting them into your intimate financial details. Good luck to you!
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Marta Originally Answered: I need to interview a engineer could someone answer my questions please?
Many of these interview questions are irritating and pedestrian. However: Here are my thoughts, based on a 35-year career as an EE in hardware design. 1. I've worked in a wide variety of EE hardware-disciplines during my career. In the 1960's I designed audio amplifiers, originally vacuum-tube based. During the 1970's I designed: logic IC's, optical satellite attitude sensors, electronic music synthesizers (guitar), HV self-destruct hardware for guided missiles, position-servos for geophysical measurements, phase-locked loops, precision low-noise amplifiers. During the 1980's and 1990's I designed complex analog and digital electronics for ultrasound medical imaging systems. I worked with 100 PhD scientists & engineers in a very exciting, challenging environment -- this was the most exciting, challenging intellectual environment available to EE hardware designers during these 2 decades. Also ultrasound system design & team leadership. Had I continued my EE career into the 2000's, I would have switched to robotics design. 2. I have always sought out the most intellectually challenging work environments. These are the most fun. 3. In conclusion: Be prepared to master a wide variety of disciplines. Be prepared to return, each decade, for a year or more of graduate-level education in new and exciting fields. Job security demands the ability to adapt quickly to unfamiliar intellectual disciplines. To paraphrase Andy Grove at Intel: Only the brilliant and highly-adaptable engineer will survive. 4. At the end of my career, my net worth exceeded US $2M. So the EE pay is generally adequate, and the work is steady. --------------- .
Marta Originally Answered: I need to interview a engineer could someone answer my questions please?
1. After high school I spent 5 years at college getting my bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering. 2. I do alot of things. I write papers (design documents) on how software should be written. These get reviewed by my fellow team members and turned into software. I also write software and figure out why problems occur in our products (usually found by our test team, so we can fix them before they impact customers). Sometimes this means reading books on the subject, daydreaming about how the software works, and going to meetings to hear what everyone else is working on. Alot of time is spent at a computer looking at code. Sometimes I goof off and check yahoo answers. :) 3. One time my boss told me to get our product (a device that controls all your neighborhood's telephones) and make it work on a new piece of hardware the engineers down the hall came up with. I only had a month to finish it. It was very satisfying when the first phone call across the new system worked. 4. Eight hours, sometimes more sometimes less. 5. The hours are flexible and the pay is better than most college degrees. Also designing something that gets used by tens of millions of people. Also the incredibly interesting people I have met in the process. 6. There isn't a lot of interaction with people until you know enough that people start asking you questions and valuing your input. 7. Some very interesting people, all of them engineers. Some like traveling, some like building robots, some like running marathons, some are busy with their girlfriends or wives or family. 8. Lots and lots of computers running Windows and Linux. Sometimes I use oscilloscopes, digital analyzers, multimeters, and soldering irons. 9. I work for a fortune 500 company that creates computers and other electronic devices. I don't think I'm supposed to say which one. 10. About 8 years. 11. When I was eight my father showed me some cool stuff that had flown in space at NASA. That's when I knew. 12. Writing code. 13. Algebra. But I learned it and that made precalculus easier. 14. Electrical fields. That's where they show you how to design antennas and cables. Our prof didn't speak much English and it's just a hard subject to begin with. 15. The engineering industry is doing ok in this economy. Sometimes it feels like we are doing something meaningful for humanity. 16. The ability to focus on a problem. Good reading and listening skills are important, good engineers absorb new information quickly. Generally questioning how our minds work, how the universe works help a lot. 17. No, but most of my peers choose to be anyway. 18. About triple the amount of science and math from high school. There's a few english and history classes to round you out. My favorite class was art. 19. $45,000-$80,000. 20. It's an office. Everyone sits in cubicles or offices and chat in the hallways. Pretty lame. Sometimes we fly remote control airplanes around the maze of cubicles for fun. 21. My degree is electrical but I'm really a software engineer. 22. Email me for my name or any other questions.

Lainey Lainey
It's common practice these days for potential employers to run background checks including credit checks on applicants. You will encountered this at most places to which you apply.
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Jenn Jenn
This is common practice. It helps the employer determine if your trustworthy and able to handle yourself.
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Jenn Originally Answered: What Happened On My Interview?
It doesn't sound like you did anything wrong. Maybe she was just having a bad day or something. Don't let it get you down.

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