Got a FB phone interview. What would you do if you have only one day for prep?

Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
Jul 10 27 Comments

I got a phone interview with Oculus team on Friday. I have +10yoe, and for E5 position. Couldnt prepare much though :(

Is that true Leetcode "hard" could be asked? What would you spend your last day on?

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  • Amazon / Eng
    elatedowl

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    elatedowlmore
    Leet code medium is the best bang for your buck, but tbh if i were you i wouldn't do any leet code. Doing problems the day before the interview does more harm than good because your brain is a LRU cache. You're going to memorize the solution and try to force it on the next problem you're given.
    Jul 10 2
    • Amazon prestige🧐
      Lmao @ using the phrase “LRU cache”
      Jul 10
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      Hah good tip. Thanks!
      Jul 11
  • Amazon OMwD10
    Why don’t you reschedule it? Another 1-2 weeks shouldn’t hurt.
    Jul 10 3
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      I should have done that. On-call this week got me insane. ☠️☠️ Now it's one day before. Should it be fine?
      Jul 10
    • Amazon OMwD10
      Yes I think it’s totally fine to delay because of unexpected workload, perfectly reasonable. Recruiters are people too right? :) also if they think you should rush it for some reasons, they would tell you. Send a note now I guess. :)
      Jul 10
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      Thanks! You seem to be a very nice person btw :)
      Jul 11
  • Capital One 94xz
    Just postpone it. Emergencies, weird situations come up all the time. I’ve interviewed tons of candidates and love when I get cancelations. That means I have an hour back. What a gift!

    Plus, I’m usually never even told why the cancellation happened, nor would I care. Remember they want you to get the job! Now sometimes roles close, but at FB you don’t get placed for a job until after boot camp, so you don’t have to worry about that.
    Jul 10 1
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      Funny. I also feel happy when onsite interview is cancelled. Feeling refreshed.
      Jul 11
  • Cisco SSxW08
    You can reschedule to 3 or 4 weeks later, but no more 4 weeks
    Jul 12 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      lifeisbear

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      lifeisbearmore
      OP
      Rescheduled to the next week. Thanks :)
      Jul 12
    • Salesforce / Eng Gjjdhjekej
      Cool. Now start preparing without wasting time. Leetcode fb tagged should be good enough
      Jul 12
    • Amazon / Eng
      lifeisbear

      Amazon Eng

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      lifeisbearmore
      OP
      Good tip. Cheers!
      Jul 16
  • Questions are unpredictable. I was asked probability question :(
    Jul 10 3
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      Oh then I will fail :(
      Jul 11
    • I did :(
      I hope you pass. All the best
      Jul 12
    • Amazon / Eng
      lifeisbear

      Amazon Eng

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      lifeisbearmore
      OP
      Thanks! :)
      Jul 16
  • Google hioki
    Or be like me and totally forget. They want you though and in my case was happy to reschedule like a month later
    Jul 10 1
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      Ho.. you are at Google though :)
      Jul 11
  • Salesforce / Eng Gjjdhjekej
    U will lose it. Try to postpone.
    Jul 10 1
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      Jist sent an email to the recruiters, didny hear back yet.
      Jul 11
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    • Microsoft / Eng
      zzxcva

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      zzxcvamore
      E5?
      Jul 10
    • Twitter popcorn🍿
      u at fb now or ibm?
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft / Eng
      zzxcva

      Microsoft Eng

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      zzxcvamore
      Congrats man.
      Jul 10
    • Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
      OP
      Congrats! E6 wow!
      Jul 11
  • Amazon / Eng
    lifeisbear

    Amazon Eng

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    lifeisbearmore
    OP
    Cheers mate!
    Jul 16 0
  • Taylor Farms azerty_
    Tinder
    Jul 10 0