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For everyone else who is wondering how to ace the technical interview the most important thing to know is that your performance in a technical interview does not automatically correlate with your ability as an engineer. I’ve met some of the smartest coders and generally awesome people who just bomb tech interviews. Similarly, I know coders who don’t know anything but have had a combination of really lucky interviews and are great at BSing. I view technical interview performance like standardized test performance: it doesn’t measure anything but it’s a hurdle you’ll most likely need to face when getting a job in tech. I see technical interviews as an opportunity to show what you know and there are ways to improve your feedback by applying the following strategies.
Most of you who are reading this have probably realized that you’re going to have to go through a tech interview at some point. It can be really scary if you’re unfamiliar with what to expect or but it doesn’t have to be!
I’ve interviewed with a variety of different companies and also sat on the other side of the table as an interviewer. Each place, role, and interviewer is different but here are a few general tips for preparing that apply to just about any technical interview.
GHC is an incredibly unique opportunity for #womenintech looking for internships and full-time jobs. Last year, 86% of companies fulfilled their recruiting goals meaning this is a do-not-miss opportunity! At GHC 2016 I was a junior who secured 6 internship opportunities and although a lot of it was a healthy dose of luck here are a few things I did that I found helpful.
This is the first of a two part series that I’ll be publishing about my advice, tips, and general what-to-know about GHC. Today I’ll mostly be covering details about the conference and what to expect. My next section will focus on job hunting at Grace Hopper.