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[link] art of programming interviews

Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

http://www.programminginterviews.info/

A site put up by Nikhil Singhal over at Microsoft. I figure this is a constant question and many folk could benefit from the ideas there.

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I have recently started a new blog series at http://www.programmi...terviews.info/. The goal is to create a series of small posts dedicated to helping you master the art of programming interviews.

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Re: [link] art of programming interviews

Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:33 PM

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They are testing your ability to graciously perform under pressure. Do not be tense.


I'm sorry, but if you're living off an unemployment check, there is NO FUCKING WAY to go into an interview and NOT BE FUCKING TENSE!

Cripes, just READING that shit made me tense!
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Re: [link] art of programming interviews

Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:42 PM

Interviews are rarely supposed to be anything but tense. Hell - the "draw a pig" one was ridiculously tense. Is my pig too big? Too small? Not enough tail curl? Should I define a gender? Is my dragon burning down the barn behind it appropriate?
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Re: [link] art of programming interviews

Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:49 PM

Right, but the tension increases exponentially when you NEED the job. Well, at least for me, because I'm such a loyal employee I only ever interview when I DON'T have a job (like is currently the case).

Hmmm...perhaps I need to change that strategy...
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:52 PM

I agree - I am starting to question the whole "I'll work here until the lights go out" mentality I have. My cousin is a big fan of saying "jump for the bigger dollar amount and title".
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