I did not do well on my interview

Deloitte / Data Ceeker
Sep 17 12 Comments

Interviewed at LinkedIn for Program Manager, going thru 2 rounds. In the 3rd round they said it was completely behavioral and a case review (they gave me a take home case study beforehand. That was my '2nd interview'). But when the interview came, they peered into my resume and asked SQL.
It is not my everyday tool and I havent used it extensively in a while. The question they gave me was very simple, but I stumbled. I got the concept correct on how to get the answer, but my syntax was very wrong (it was a counting query and I did forget to put a GROUP BY) and took me forever to do as I was suddenly anxious for not preparing for it. At the end, he ended the interview, but not before flashing what I think should have been the 2nd question he wanted to ask, as he was sharing his screen and a slide with a q. I asked him to ask, but he said it's from a question bank, he didnt want to ask that question anyway.

I think he was fed up because it was just a 2 slide deck. Not multiple slides with many questions. Its been a week since then.

Other than that, he was nice, and we even chatted for like 10 mins more before we ended the convo. Nice guy. Just blindsided.

What do you think will happen?

TC: 90k
YOE: 5yrs

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Amazon / Strategy dosranaam
    I put Intermediate R once & was questioned on R for 30mins. Interview over. Bye bye.
    Sep 17 1
    • Deloitte / Data Ceeker
      OP
      Yooo! I legit laughed out loud here!
      Sep 17
  • Sony Lirik
    If you are going to put sql on your resume and don't know it well, put it under a "working knowledge" section or something.
    Sep 17 2
    • Google xyRA54
      Or just not put it
      Sep 17
    • Deloitte / Data Ceeker
      OP
      I agree with both. I should have known it better, I was just chickened out. But yeah, I am no SQL scripter.
      Sep 17
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    gibelwlv

    LinkedIn Eng

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    Google
    gibelwlvmore
    Why they code test a program manager? That sounds strange. All the PrM I know don’t code, but occasionally check some metrics, that’s it.
    Sep 17 3
    • Deloitte / Data Ceeker
      OP
      Agree. However it's for their Insights team .

      Better Q is why a recruiter would tell me specifically (cuz I asked ) that they are not asking SQL questions , then recruiter asks.
      Sep 17
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      gibelwlv

      LinkedIn Eng

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      Google
      gibelwlvmore
      I would be conscious. It sounds like this would be an abuse as a data analyst. If it’s what you are looking for, go for it. But I would prefer to work on regular PrM work.
      Sep 17
    • Deloitte / Data Ceeker
      OP
      You know what ?
      I agree. I'll find more LinkedIn ops
      Sep 17
  • Deloitte / Data Ceeker
    OP
    Update!! I moved up and they want to consider me for another position simultaneously! Looks like "Haha! Nah" folk stand to be corrected.

    However I am hitting Leetcode for python and SQL
    I won't be caught again.
    Thx!
    Sep 18 0
  • Glassdoor pawu
    Lol
    Sep 17 0
  • Deloitte / Data Ceeker
    OP
    The votes are coming iin and I am not likely to get it, from what it seems. I'll follow up tmw. If I dont hear back or they reply either way, I'll post an update here.
    Sep 17 0

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