I have interviewed at many places from FB to Apple to Netflix to small start ups, almost 15 places, I am a 100% failure!
I get one interview right, fuck Up another... and now I am so nervous that I am at verge of mental break down.
I am GREAT with Python, I am great with solving problems etc. but I cannot clear interviews ...
What should I do???
- Microsoft blind1186It’s same story everywhere. With your each passing year in the industry it would get harder for you to get a new job.
- I agree. The bar is so high these days. Years back to become a Principal engineer or a distinguished engineer was fairly easily. When I was a junior guy there were a lot of incapable principal engineers. Now you need a PhD and have a great social presence and published papers and given Ted talks to get into a good company in Sr. Engineer role.
- Amazon outoforderLet me help you with the root cause:
Are you failing to complete the coding problems?
- Hey Cap- there was a post here on Blind where an applicant felt they had done poorly on an interview because they had trouble understanding their interviewer due to a heavy accent.
Comcast recently sponsored a startup, Orai, founded by two East Indians who wanted to verbally express themselves better in interviews and presentations.
Regardless of role, working on communication and presentation skills can improve your connection with your interviewers.Jan 20 0
- Uber TC || 👉moreAfter fifteen real interview sessions with various companies? I think it's time to look back on those interviews and figure out where you went wrong. First write down your recollections of those interviews and then discuss them with smart people. That would give you better feedback as of now.Jan 16 9
- I had failed a few interviews in the past. Even knowing how I screwed up didn’t help because I made different mistakes. The learning was high stakes.
I did a couple of mock interviews and I was able to get feedback on a broader set of areas. I also gained perspective on where I was better than I thought so I didn’t have to be nervous in those areas. The level of detailed feedback from a mock interview was way more valuable than more leetcode questions (I did do those too).Jan 17 0
- I don't have substantive advice to add but perhaps my story will encourage you OP: when I was interviewing for my current role, I got rejected 15-20 times as well over 1+ years. Felt like I must have been awful at my job because I was getting zero offers. Kept practicing, reading books, and collecting/acting on feedback but still no success. Finally interviewed at square, prepped my ass off, and got the job over a year after I started looking. Now the job is going great. Take heart, you're not awful, listen to the advice from this thread, and good luck with your search.
- Should I under represent myself in resumes and profiles? People will go easy on me ? At Apple, I solved all coding problems quickly and than they started throwing random shit at me ...
- Collective Health sweetWordsGet better at leetcode. And make sure when you go to the interview you don’t solve it too fast. Like if they’re expecting you to solve one or two problems, don’t solve two problems in twenty minutes. Because then of course they are going to keep asking you questions. And if you end up bombing the latter questions, I have a feeling they may hold it against you.
The main point though is to get better at leetcode. I doubt your main issue is being too good at it.
- Google / Product RFVI18Oh poor eBay! Just do a good job explaining how you added value in a sinking ship and the job is yours!
- A few people on here have mentioned interview kickstart. Not vouching, just something to look into.