How to get interviews?

Cognizant jlIR52
Jan 14 26 Comments

I have seen people getting lots of interviews in here (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook....) How are you guys getting it? Is the trick in resume or referral or ? Please help me with ideas to get call for interviews. I am QAE with 7.5 yoe, Automation testing using Selenium.

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  • Booking.com BwLd38
    Buddy, I don't want to sound elitist, but the fact is even if you are cognizant's top performer you'd atleast be 30-35 iq points lower than the average faang employee.
    Jan 14 8
    • Lyft Lyftipo
      What a condenscending comment. Anyone can get to faang as long as they practice. I dont think iq has anything much to do with it. If you got into programming you will have the common sense and capability to leetcode
      Jan 14
    • Axtria DesiLaunda
      Agree with Lyft.

      @booking Get over yourself and your faang perception.
      Jan 14
    • Booking.com BwLd38
      @Lyftipo, Have you worked with anyone who has worked in Indian IT consultancy as QA before?
      Jan 14
    • Booking.com czD1po
      Booking is tier 2? I think it’s tier 18.
      Jan 14
    • Amazon jIJk10
      Software engineering has little to do with IQ honestly. It’s all practice and patterns over and over
      Jan 15
  • Microsoft / Eng Lmat
    Get out of Cognizant first, and get into any reputable company (doesn't have to be FAANG). You should start seeing more reach outs on LinkedIn then.
    Jan 14 3
    • Cognizant jlIR52
      OP
      Will you be able to suggest some companies I should look for(reputable companies). I am QAE with 7.5 yoe. Automation testing
      Jan 14
    • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
      You don't even need to be in a reputable company, as long as you have the right skills. Make sure your LinkedIn profile has the right keywords and skills that you see on the ads of the jobs that you want.
      Jan 14
    • Microsoft / Eng Lmat
      If you want to remain in QAE role, it's much easier than if you want to break into software engineering. Please clarify in your OP what exactly you're looking for and what you're doing now.
      Jan 14
  • Infinera nG0!#@
    Relevant work experience is good start I would assume.
    Jan 14 0
  • Google yodeling
    Another option may be is to try for simpler roles at FANG/Non fang. Something like Application developer at Google or performance engineer at fb or something similar. Start working there and then see if you can internally transfer to SWE.

    Another problem that I see is your work ex in selenium. Lot of similar work has been outsourced to IT firms so the top companies don't need to hire for such roles. I would recommend if you can join some swe team at your company as well.
    Jan 14 3
    • Cognizant jlIR52
      OP
      Thanks for your advice, I think it will work. But most often I see swe.positions posted in LinkedIn are for experienced. How to land a job at entry level.swe in faang
      Jan 14
    • Google yodeling
      You can apply for those positions. Entry level are mostly marked as University Graduate, but those have restrictions. You can look for roles work 2-6 yrs of work ex. The recruiter will do the job of slotting you.
      Jan 14
    • You arent going to land an entry level position in faang given most go to interns and graduating seniors. Try again in a few years and get experience at another company for now
      Jan 14
  • Nvidia careerrc
    Once you worked for one of them it is easy to get interviews for the others (this is résumé)

    If this is your first time, win some competitions, publish papers or find referrals
    Jan 14 2
    • Cognizant jlIR52
      OP
      Leetcode competitions and hackerrank? Are employers looking the result of these competitions?
      Jan 14
    • Amazon / Eng
      Closure

      Amazon Eng

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      Closuremore
      No. They look for work experience. Keep your LinkedIn updated and as someone else suggested, keep applying using referrals and also be on the lookout for any hiring events in your area
      Jan 14
  • Microsoft / Eng Lmat
    I'd say getting a highly regarded online masters such as OMS CS will help if you want to transition roles from QAE to SWE. It will be hard, but if you're determined, you can do it.
    Jan 14 0
  • New nothm
    referral
    Jan 14 0
  • Microsoft exMSFTz
    Hiring event?
    Jan 14 1
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      Not local.
      Jan 14
  • Capital One whhdhdhe d
    Lmao “mastigiri” 😂😂
    Jan 14 0