Hey guys, I have been trying to interview in FAANG and other good companies this year but it has been difficult. Applied in 12 companies (FB, Goog, Amzn, Apple, Netflix, Microsoft, Uber, LinkedIn, Lyft, Airbnb, Dropbox and Palo Alto Networks). Got Interview calls only from 3, FB, Goog and Amzn. From rest, either no response or straight reject. (My Telecom background doesn't help I guess).
I have been grinding on Leetcode for last few months. For Google I went till onsite but HC rejected. Gave Amazon onsite interview last week Thursday but I am doubtful as I ran out of different projects to discuss and had to recycle same projects for couple of LP questions.
Today I gave FB phone interview and they asked one LC hard question which I solved but after that there was no time left so I am guessing I won't make it through (They generally ask 2 coding questions).
Wondering what I should do now. If I get rejected I will have to wait till next year and apply again in above 3 which sounds fine but as my experience increases I am seeing tougher interview questions. This year I don't know if I can get more interview calls from the 12 that I had targeted. Also I had been postponing office work for interview prep, which I will have to complete now.
Wanted advice on whether I should keep trying (if so then how) or wait till next year.
TC:150K (only Base no stocks)
YOE: 8 in US + 2 in India
If you don't get any offers out of 5 onsites you're doing something wrong.
Have other people look over your resume.
Take mock behavior and coding interviews and have friends give you feedback.
Companies like tableau, mongodb, snapchat might be easier to get into.