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Susan Tan
Employed Software Engineer in San Francisco Bay Area
Rants and Ruminations
From A Job Applicant
After 💯Job Inter...
Not my first time as a job applicant
@ArcTanSusan
My past amazing workplace culture:
Piston Cloud Computing
a photo of the early founding team
Criteria of NO’s
• No large companies
• No homogeneous culture
• No arrogant young
techbros
• No stupid apps
• No to being...
6 things I hate about the
job interview process
@ArcTanSusan
Story 1: the silent treatment
@ArcTanSusan
#1 No feedback of any kind.
Story 2: You hired your friend.
@ArcTanSusan
#2 Don’t waste my time.
@ArcTanSusan
Story 3: I was interviewed by Twitter
cofounder Biz Stone for new startup Jelly
@ArcTanSusan
#3
@ArcTanSusan
story 4: the most awkward on-site interview
@ArcTanSusan
#4
@ArcTanSusan
story 5: being low-balled on my first job offer
@ArcTanSusan
Don’t mess with my money.
@ArcTanSusan
☢
#6 Take-Home Code Challenges
🔘
@ArcTanSusan
#6 Take-Home Code Challenges
💩
@ArcTanSusan
Take-Home Code Challenges
• No time constraint, no feedback,
unpaid labor
• 3-4 job positions, 18-32 hours
total.
💩 💩
@Arc...
Take-Home Code Challenges
• No time constraint, no feedback,
unpaid labor
• Doesn’t fit job description
• wrong programmin...
Take-Home Code Challenges
• No time constraint, no feedback,
unpaid labor
• Doesn’t fit job description
• wrong programmin...
Take-Home Code Challenges
• No time constraint, no feedback,
unpaid labor
• Doesn’t fit job description
• wrong programmin...
My typical interview week
Living in San Francisco is 💰 💰 💰 💰 💰 💰, so needed to keep
schedule 🏃busy busy busy. 🏃
@ArcTanSus...
Add code challenges to “No” criteria.
My solution
@ArcTanSusan
Repetition is tiresome
@ArcTanSusan
Job searching is terrible.
@ArcTanSusan
filter out bad companies
quickly
find rare shining exceptions
My goal
@ArcTanSusan
It’s not you, it’s them
@ArcTanSusan
This is not a talk about what
you should or should not do.
@ArcTanSusan
My every morning
@ArcTanSusan
Thanks for listening to my rants.
Susan Tan
@ArcTanSusan
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What is it like to interview at 1 tech company? Stressful and tiring. What is it like to interview at 100 tech companies? In early September 2016, I quit an uninspiring full-time remote software job and talked to 100 employers in the Bay Area to find the best fit. Listen to my rants and ruminations about that journey.

This 30-minute talk was given at PyCon 2017 in Portland, DjangoCon Europe 2017 in Florence, and a condensed 10-minute version was given at Codeland 2017 in NYC.

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  1. 1. Susan Tan Employed Software Engineer in San Francisco Bay Area Rants and Ruminations From A Job Applicant After 💯Job Interviews in Silicon Valley @ArcTanSusan
  2. 2. Not my first time as a job applicant @ArcTanSusan
  3. 3. My past amazing workplace culture: Piston Cloud Computing a photo of the early founding team
  4. 4. Criteria of NO’s • No large companies • No homogeneous culture • No arrogant young techbros • No stupid apps • No to being cofounder or first engineer • No to offices more than 30 miles away Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008 RTW Collection @ArcTanSusan
  5. 5. 6 things I hate about the job interview process @ArcTanSusan
  6. 6. Story 1: the silent treatment @ArcTanSusan
  7. 7. #1 No feedback of any kind.
  8. 8. Story 2: You hired your friend. @ArcTanSusan
  9. 9. #2 Don’t waste my time. @ArcTanSusan
  10. 10. Story 3: I was interviewed by Twitter cofounder Biz Stone for new startup Jelly @ArcTanSusan
  11. 11. #3 @ArcTanSusan
  12. 12. story 4: the most awkward on-site interview @ArcTanSusan
  13. 13. #4 @ArcTanSusan
  14. 14. story 5: being low-balled on my first job offer @ArcTanSusan
  15. 15. Don’t mess with my money. @ArcTanSusan
  16. 16.
  17. 17. #6 Take-Home Code Challenges 🔘 @ArcTanSusan
  18. 18. #6 Take-Home Code Challenges 💩 @ArcTanSusan
  19. 19. Take-Home Code Challenges • No time constraint, no feedback, unpaid labor • 3-4 job positions, 18-32 hours total. 💩 💩 @ArcTanSusan
  20. 20. Take-Home Code Challenges • No time constraint, no feedback, unpaid labor • Doesn’t fit job description • wrong programming language 💩 💩 @ArcTanSusan
  21. 21. Take-Home Code Challenges • No time constraint, no feedback, unpaid labor • Doesn’t fit job description • wrong programming language • algorithms-heavy 💩 💩 @ArcTanSusan
  22. 22. Take-Home Code Challenges • No time constraint, no feedback, unpaid labor • Doesn’t fit job description • wrong programming language • algorithms-heavy • A bad first impression to an applicant 💩 💩 @ArcTanSusan
  23. 23. My typical interview week Living in San Francisco is 💰 💰 💰 💰 💰 💰, so needed to keep schedule 🏃busy busy busy. 🏃 @ArcTanSusan
  24. 24. Add code challenges to “No” criteria. My solution @ArcTanSusan
  25. 25. Repetition is tiresome @ArcTanSusan
  26. 26. Job searching is terrible. @ArcTanSusan
  27. 27. filter out bad companies quickly find rare shining exceptions My goal @ArcTanSusan
  28. 28. It’s not you, it’s them @ArcTanSusan
  29. 29. This is not a talk about what you should or should not do. @ArcTanSusan
  30. 30. My every morning @ArcTanSusan
  31. 31. Thanks for listening to my rants. Susan Tan @ArcTanSusan
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    Jan. 2, 2020

What is it like to interview at 1 tech company? Stressful and tiring. What is it like to interview at 100 tech companies? In early September 2016, I quit an uninspiring full-time remote software job and talked to 100 employers in the Bay Area to find the best fit. Listen to my rants and ruminations about that journey. This 30-minute talk was given at PyCon 2017 in Portland, DjangoCon Europe 2017 in Florence, and a condensed 10-minute version was given at Codeland 2017 in NYC.

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