Hi I am an SDM and am looking for new jobs but I am failing constantly in my interviews, and the is the worst part I am not sure why I am failing, this is a short summary
I started looking for a new job in January, It took me a little time to update my resume and prepare and eventually line up a few interviews, I failed the first few interviews at at first or second level. Please note that I have not coded in the last 2-3 years so my coding/programming skills were rusty, so I took a 2-month break, did leet code, subscribed to the daily coding problem and updated my coding skills, I have coded all my life so it was ok, now with more confidence I applied again, to companies, A, B and C, i was able to finish my coding interview on coderpad or some other platform within 15-30mins but still got rejected and am not sure what the hell happened. Some of these rejections were a so surprised because they did not even ask the question that I was supposed to have failed, am guessing it is standard format, but why ask stuff that is not there in my resume ? or why even call me for a interview if they wanted a particular skill ? Is there some website/interview coach something who can analyze my interviews and help me understand why I failed ? In Jan when I was clearly able to see why I was failing, now I am clueless. What the hell are companies looking for ? I have a very high opinion about myself and my estimate was that I will have a new job in 3 months tops, but its been six months and I am clueless, worst part I am interviewing but my goal is one of the FAANG and Uber/Lyft. If I cannot pass this small interview what chance do I have at the FAANG companies? At one point I thought it was technical but now I am not sure, one company C, I finished my coding problem in 15 mins, and they reject me based on technical, that does not make sense to me. Another company A, I gave 3 solutions to the problem, agreed not optimal but that was based on a mathematical formula so could not figure it out. I am completely lost and I am never lost, any pointers on how to get out of this mess, I am sincerely out of ideas? Please advice
Recently failed Snap, FB and Uber phone interview. I have 2 onsite scheduled next week. I know I am good but sometimes it needs lots of failures to reach where we want to be.
Well after each failure, I will drink a beer or two, run extra mile on treadmill and get back to routine.