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Are you supposed to talk while coding in interview?

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In some interviews I have been talking about what in doing as i type/write but in others the interviewer doesnt say anything and I feel like he doesnt care so i dont say anything. i always talk through my approach and complexities at the beginning but sometimes i just type on the keyboard in silence for 15-30 minutes if the interviewer doesnt ask me questions/about what im doing. still got the hire rating for the ones i didnt talk while coding though so not sure if it just varies by interviewer..

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  • Amazon krackjax
    This is a sign of how shitty tech interviews have become. It’s a bad interview practice to just have the interviewee code up and submit their solution. It’s like a monitored exam, only you’re doing it alone. No clarifying questions to be asked and no problem solving thought process to be revealed. What a way to hire code monk...amm I mean, “great” problem solvers!
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    • Amazon RxPD12
      Beautifully said my dude
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  • Indeed / EngdnPd12
    You are supposed to type the entire word ‘you’ as well.
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    • OP
      thank u for the advice
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    • Glassdoor vvvvvvvw
      What a great comment! I feel embarrased glassdoor is now affiliated with indeed.
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  • Citadel Securities wagecuck3
    If you can solve the problem perfectly and have your code be impeccably clear then you don't need to talk much. Otherwise, it's important for you to explain your thoughts, but don't spend so much effort on talking that it impairs your coding.
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  • Microsoft SSS!
    I only talk when I'm stuck and hope to get some hints. It's hard to talk and write code at the same time.
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  • AT&T / Eng
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  • Amazon eapG18
    I am as interested in your thought processes and why you made the decisions in how to implement your code as in the code itself.
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