Actually Getting Interviews

Apr 21 13 Comments

1.5 YOE, TC 85, AI/ML engineer Looking for a move.
Had interviews at the following:
Amazon(Phone)
Google(Onsite)
Adobe(Onsite)

Then have had limited talks with:
Microsoft
Netflix
Twitter
Uber
Lyft

Is there something i'm missing? How do i actually land the interviews that i want? Ive sent out 100's of blind resumes, went to happy hours etc. Also does LC really solve all your problems?

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Google mcml
    I was in your shoes at one point and my experience was that you’d have to break into one of the big, well respected tech cos for your career / TC to really accelerate. The first one you go to *will* low ball you (unless you have competing offers) and you will accept it in the end even though it’s probably not even going to be a raise considering CoL, taxes etc.

    In terms of getting interviews, several big companies like Dbx (was hot shit in 2012), Foursquare, Palantir, Msft etc. didn’t even want to give me a phone screen. The day I joined amazon and updated my LinkedIn was the day I started getting unsolicited recruiter contacts and more interview opportunities than I’d care to take up.
    Apr 21 4
    • New mypage
      So how do I crack that first company?
      Apr 21
    • Google mcml
      Leetcode and hope you nail one of the interviews that you do get. A lot of it is just plain luck but find referrals, order your interviews correctly so you can practice the 4hr onsite loop with low stakes at some company you don’t particularly care about, practice on pramp etc
      Apr 21
    • New mypage
      Been waiting for that luck for a really long time now and giving up 🙁
      Apr 21
    • Microsoft ILovePy
      Yup, after I worked at Apple, I never had to apply for jobs anymore. Also, if you attend a school like Stanford or MIT, you’ll get a lot of recruiters reaching out.
      Apr 22
  • LC really does solve all your problems.

    Well, also focus on system design and architectural problems.

    But yeah, mostly LC.
    Apr 21 0
  • Microsoft ILovePy
    With AI/ML you have to show uniqueness, knowledge depth, and be good at leetcode.
    Apr 21 2
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Not just leetcode... statistics too.
      Apr 21
    • Microsoft ILovePy
      Statistics is entry level to ML/DL. When you interview, you’re asked about ML/DL methods relevant to the position ie CV, NLP, etc:
      Apr 21
  • Cisco / Product U there
    😿
    Apr 22 0
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

    New Ops

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    tooQ10more
    Following as I've never been able to get past the phone screen stage at any company.
    Apr 22 0
  • Oath My$tery
    You got rejected in adobe and google?
    Apr 21 0
  • Cisco / Product U there
    🤔
    Apr 21 0