Lost my touch of interviewing? Feeling disappointed.

Apple cjwikao@;
Jul 11 30 Comments

I got rejected from Facebook, Google, Amazon , and 6 other companies.

So disappointed. I feel like I dont know how to give interviews. Most of the time I thought I was doing well and feedback comes No.

What should I do to improve?

10 YOE
300k TC

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TOP 30 Comments
  • Zillow Group walking ๐Ÿšถ
    Target companies you are not interested first, interview is like exercise, you need to flex some muscles before the main run
    Jul 11 0
  • Samsung
    LOLturkey

    Samsung

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    Samsung Electronics
    LOLturkeymore
    Stop targeting FAANG. These companies are machines that are run by algorithms that have incredible biases. You are not the measure of a machine that knows nothing about who you are.
    Jul 11 3
    • Salesforce namehere1
      lol how credible coming from the biggest tech in Korea.
      Jul 11
    • Samsung
      LOLturkey

      Samsung

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      Samsung Electronics
      LOLturkeymore
      lol true... am I wrong though?
      Jul 11
    • Yes
      Jul 11
  • I went through a year of post-interview rejections . I was discouraged at first, but just kept at it.

    At that point, I had stopped caring as much. And Thatโ€™s when things started turning around.

    It was not only the interview practice that helped, but the energy I gave off. I was no longer the frantic job-seeking robot , spitting out scripted interview responses the internet promised would get me hired. I was a real person who was giving honest answers about myself and my experiences.
    Jul 11 0
  • Microsoft djh11
    Maybe you just need to start your own company. Seriously.
    Jul 11 0
  • Apple pandas_df
    Can you post your LC stats?
    Jul 11 5
    • Apple cjwikao@;
      OP
      LC is fine. I am struggling at behavioral
      Jul 11
    • Amazon ?๐Ÿค”
      why behavioral? how long have you been at Apple and not changed jobs
      Jul 11
    • Apple cjwikao@;
      OP
      8 years
      Jul 11
    • Amazon ?๐Ÿค”
      maybe try mock interviews, like pramp.com to get feedback
      Jul 11
    • Verizon Media / Eng svsjks
      Leave blind. Your behavior will get better.
      Jul 12
  • Twitch d mifflin
    Get feedback. Are you failing at LC or behavioral? Double down on those and keep preparing.
    Jul 11 2
    • Apple cjwikao@;
      OP
      Behavior
      Jul 11
    • Twitch d mifflin
      K, the key thing about behavioral is a diversity of experiences and how you have dealt with past situations to choose from. So focus on diversity of situations.
      Jul 11
  • New s-works
    SWE?
    Jul 11 4
    • Apple cjwikao@;
      OP
      Yes
      Jul 11
    • Amazon mSOf23
      What the fuck does SWE mean? Software Engineer? What a stupid acronym.
      Jul 11
    • Apple cjwikao@;
      OP
      Why is it stupid? Lol ๐Ÿ˜†
      Jul 11
    • Amazon FrupidLife
      An SDE is the original acronym
      Jul 11
  • Intel gifkapa
    Donโ€™t worry, itโ€™s just age discrimination.
    Jul 11 3
    • Amazon ?๐Ÿค”
      What in the post brought you to that conclusion?
      Jul 11
    • Intel gifkapa
      Reality. All things equal, companies will hire young coders without families before they will hire people with families for the net value they provide. Also, my company got sued for age discrimination, so Iโ€™ve seen it.
      Jul 12
    • Amazon ?๐Ÿค”
      @gifkapa, I was asking about this post specifically bringing you to this conclusion, as I saw nothing here to indicate that. 10 yoe can typically be reached at age 31.

      Discrimination is real, but I am very wary of calling it in situations where it does not apply because like the boy who cried wolf, people will stop listening if it is called falsely for a specific situation.
      It sucks that it happened at your company and I'm glad they were sued to correct it.
      Jul 12
  • Google
    kielbasa

    Google

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    Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft
    kielbasamore
    Your TC is good, youโ€™re not missing out much.
    Jul 11 0
  • New / Eng
    WjMu41

    New Eng

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    SAP
    BIO
    8+ Years exp software guy
    WjMu41more
    Focus more on behaviourial part this time.
    Jul 11 0
  • Amazon / Eng utu
    What phase are you failing? Phone, on-site, HC?
    Jul 11 1
    • Apple cjwikao@;
      OP
      Onsite and failed at google with HC
      Jul 11
  • Oracle dgoncfk
    Iโ€™m in the same boat. Need to figure out how to do mocks
    Jul 11 0