How to prepare for technical interviews

Dan Dreams of Coding

Why bother?

No one prepares for technical interviews. After all, why should you? Whether you’re a college student or a 20 year industry veteran, you’ve spent years honing skills that simply need to be demonstrated. You’re as ready as you’re going to be, and no preparation could be a substitute for the years of your life you’ve already spent developing your skills.

This is how most people approach technical interviews. Whether through arrogance (“I’m awesome, and don’t need to prepare”), fatalism (“there’s nothing I can do to prepare”), or ignorance (“preparing is an option?”), virtually no one does a thing to stack the odds in their favor during one of the most important inflection points in their career. Your job will likely determine where you live. If you get an offer with a low starting salary, it could take years to catch up to a higher one (if at…

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