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I'm a first year MSCS student, and working in a startup as a part-time engineer. The founder insisted to mark me as a "Senior Engineer" since I was leading a team of 3 student programmers. Deep in my heart I knew I'm at least 4 years away from competent enough to own this title... Today, I got an invitation from a well known company asking me to join their new team as a Senior SDE II, and I suspect this is the reason. I don't know what to do right now... Frankly I only want to ask the HR if he’d consider adding me as an intern instead LOL. I have no working experience in large professional companies before, and I think I will embarasse myself if they interview me about my experience as a "Senior Engineer" which in fact I was merely a Junior dev...

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  • 4
    You're on the right track, most of our senior leads act like juniors, and most new senior leads are damn right perfect. If you decide to join the new company, you will do very well.
  • 7
    How do you not know what to do? Simply write them a nice letter or email which contains the truth about your level, thanking them for the offer etc.. That’s it. Sleep at night.
  • 7
    Don't listen to helloWorld, lie to a point you can handle lol
  • 1
    @geneticCode I decided to ask nicely for a internship opportunity this summer. Either way I need another year to complete my program.
  • 4
    TBH, you know that you don't know things.

    Thats a step ahead of about 80% of seniors.

    Now you just have to learn all the things you know you don't know.
  • 1
    Fake it until you make it. There is little reward in honesty.
  • 1
    Tell them they are terrible at searching recruits lol. Pathetic employers all around. They treat you like a miracle worker, but once they find you unprofitable, you are on streets.
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