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interview prep

Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

Does anyone know a good place to find solutions or discussion on famous algorithms to prep for interviews. I am a senior in college and am about to start applying to some companies and want to get a head start on some interview prep. Also, any tips or horror stories would be nice. I think it would be good to hear what a company has asked. I have read all the interview books i could get my hands on, and after reading the Gayle Laakman books am kinda nervous about white board interviews.

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Re: interview prep

Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

It would seem that you have yet to google "famous algorithms." Why? (The first result is a list of several hundred.)

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Re: interview prep

Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

There are numerous books published on interview preparation. Here's one of many.
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Re: interview prep

Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

The best way to be prepared for an interview is to be prepared for the job. Preparing for the interview is a waste of everyone's time - like putting the canary on a respirator.
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Re: interview prep

Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 19 May 2013 - 03:54 PM, said:

The best way to be prepared for an interview is to be prepared for the job. Preparing for the interview is a waste of everyone's time - like putting the canary on a respirator.


In a perfect world, yes. This assumes, however, that the interviewers know what they are looking for.
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Re: interview prep

Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

The best way to prepare for interviews is to go to some interviews. Go to job fairs where they do on the spot interviews, or just go to any interview that a employer calls you for. You may or may not bomb your first interview but that is really the only way to get comfortable as every interview is different.
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Re: interview prep

Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

The best way to prepare for an interview is to want the job ;)
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Re: interview prep

Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

Thank you everyone for the advice. I will put it to good use.
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