Notes from a job seeking Software Developer
When I graduated from MIT in 2008, I failed a string of job interviews because I was unprepared.
I told myself "The people hired over me are not better...they are just good at interviews."
This attitude kept the number of offers I had firmly at zero.
It took me a while to realize I was being naive and arrogant.
I learned from the successful graduates that many people took a month to study for interviews.
Afterwhich, I solved a few practice problems and landed a job with Microsoft in Redmond.
Fast forward to the summer of 2014. I have just passed 9 out of 10 screening interviews (only failed the first one)
and received a handful of amazing offers within three weeks.
By sharing my experience, I hope you can acheieve even greater success.
Table of Contents
Without my friends I wouldn't have
- Interview questions
- Getting Interviews
- Preparing for Interviews
- Three tips no one else will tell you
- More comprehensive list of tips and notes
passed gotten any interviews in the first place. In no particular order, I would like to thank:
Darene, Jeff, Danny, Brian, Megha, Chinese Mark, German Mark,
Sameer, Alex, Andrew, Marcus, Roger, Rich, Shahaf, Ravi, David, Robert,
BJ, Davut, Lei, Hung, Joel, Aish, Thomas, Makarand,
Ravi, Ashok, Mike, Mihir, Vu, Pavan, Zoltan.
And a big thank you to all recruiters,
interviewers, and hiring managers for giving me a chance.
Lastly, without my loving girlfriend Anny, I would have given up a long time ago.
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