Interview Skills & Secrets

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Succeeding in a technical interview is more than just solving coding questions correctly. Interviewers are being graded on multiple criteria. This presentations covers some of those criteria, and prepares interviewers for things they might not have thought to do before, during, and after an interview to come off as a competent and confident candidate.

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  • Interview Skills & Secrets

    1. 1. INTERVIEW SKILLS & SECRETSPoornima Vijayashanker@poornimaCEO & FounderFemgineer.com, @femgineer
    2. 2. INTRODUCTION 2POORNIMA VIJAYASHANKERCEO & FOUNDER‣ Duke University - Electrical Engineer & Computer Science‣ R&D Engineer @ Synopsys‣ 2nd Employee/Engineer @ Mint.com‣ Femgineer.com‣ 100+ interviews in 6 years
    3. 3. AGENDA 3‣ Getting the interview‣ Homework‣ Mistakes‣ Decision making process
    4. 4. GETTING THE INTERVIEW 4KEEP YOUR INFO UP-TO-DATE.UNDERSTAND THE POSITION (LEVEL & SKILLS).FIND OUT WHO THE HIRING MANAGER IS.
    5. 5. BEFORE THE INTERVIEW 5KNOW WHO WILL BE INTERVIEWING YOU.PLAY WITH THE PRODUCT... UNLESS ITS STEALTH.PREPARE TO HIGHLIGHT KEY PROJECTS.
    6. 6. 6MISTAKES.
    7. 7. MISTAKE #1 7 NO ONE LIKES A KNOW-IT-ALL.
    8. 8. MISTAKE #2 8 JUMPING INTO PROBLEM SOLVING.
    9. 9. MISTAKE #3 9 NOT HAVING ANY THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS.
    10. 10. YOUR PART 10 What is the team’s development What are the process? What is the role? upcoming projects? How is the team structured? What skills are you How do you evaluate looking for? performance?
    11. 11. DECISION MAKING 11 Uh oh its We don’t Why hasn’t I’m just not been a know if anyone good week we she’s a called? enough for need to call good the role... her back! culture fit. I got the She problem seemed wrong... nervous. I don’t We need have I wish I had someone Can she known more enough Rails... junior/ learn?experience... senior.
    12. 12. AGENDA 12‣ Getting the interview‣ Homework‣ Mistakes‣ Decision making process

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