Night is Dark and Full of Rejects

New / Eng _Python3
May 14 31 Comments

Not sure where it went wrong but I have not been able to move forward past phone screen except for Visa.
Job - Software Engineer New grad
Already Rejects :
Visa
Oracle
Expedia
Verizon Media
Cisco
Mathworks
Lime

Waiting to schedule Phone screen:
Amazon
Waymo
Netskope
Keeptruckin

Totally lost hope as of now to get into a good company just after completing Master's and not even sure if I can make into the above ones right now. Did well in most of the interviews with little mistakes here and there.

LC - 200+

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Societe Generale
    okay12

    Societe Generale

    PRE
    IBM, Ericsson
    okay12more
    I got more than 80 rejects.. keep it going.. burn the midnight oil.. things will click. All the best!
    May 14 2
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      Even I have gotten more than that but just mentioning the ones which are almost mid sized companies, regularly getting 10+ Thank you emails!
      Thanks btw!
      May 14
    • Databricks / Data
      data4u

      Databricks Data

      PRE
      500 Startups
      data4umore
      What’s ur TC at the company you landed at?
      May 14
  • New / Eng
    SanHolo

    New Eng

    BIO
    Tc = broke. Education: the Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t read and want to do other stuff good too
    SanHolomore
    Yea. I got plenty rejects. At least 40 recruiters just ghosted me. Keep trucking, no pun intended.
    May 14 3
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      Haha! Yeah but feeling kind of dumb right now, not even able to crack these mid sized companies and then I think of applying and getting into FAANG
      May 14
    • Societe Generale
      okay12

      Societe Generale

      PRE
      IBM, Ericsson
      okay12more
      Don't lower your confidence.. sometimes your synergy doesn't match with the interviewer.. Just be confident. Watch some Rocky movies and don't stop leetcoding easy and medium problems. Write your solutions in different ways till it becomes a pieces of cake. And then move on to hard problems.
      May 14
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      Thanks a lot for motivating me, I will try my best shot at Amazon next week.
      Otherwise I'll have to settle for a small company as of now as new grads are almost hired at every other company.
      May 14
  • SAP
    llleelll

    SAP

    BIO
    Bio on blind!
    llleelllmore
    May the force be with you
    May 14 1
  • ServiceNow idkdude
    that’s a lot of failed phone screens. something seems wrong here.
    May 14 3
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      Yeah something is definitely wrong, I'm thinking maybe my thought process of explaining the algorithm or maybe I'm not giving the optimal approach.
      May 14
    • Oracle pzd
      It's not a lot for someone going in cold, but if you have solved 200+ problems on LC then you should be able to cruise through most big tech phone screen. I recommend that you spend a little money and do a few mock with real interviewers. Afaik interviewing.io is good. Also, pramp is decent free option.
      May 15
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      Yeah that is what I thought and most of the times I have been able to code up the algo, still in the end same result, Rejected.
      Yeah I think I should try these sites as I think I'm nervous when I give these phone screens and maybe interviewers sense it and reject me.
      May 15
  • Expedia isbyebdi
    for every interview - keep a record of experience and go back to review after every other interview. find what went wrong and what can be improved. keep a feedback loop to yourself. And remember, some times things simply go wrong without reason. Keep going...
    May 15 2
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      That's what I'm not sure about, there are some times when I think I did awesome and then in the end got reject.
      May 15
    • Amazon kebab
      You can always record yourself too. What I noticed is that even if I know the answer I come off as nervous or bored.
      Jul 30
  • CBS Interactive t1c
    I'm so terrible at tech interviews despite getting good reviews year after year. Coding Interviews are a necessary evil and you get better with practice and shed the fear factor. Just go out and give your best without worrying about the result. Things will click. Good luck!
    May 14 1
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      Thanks a lot, I'll try to give my best shot for remaining companies.
      May 14
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    • Marvell HybridCar
      Check out that post I that link..should give you some motivation .. good luck !
      May 21
  • Symantec mafia
    Sjsu?
    May 16 1
  • Oracle pzd
    Are you interviewing in Python? Some companies are prejudiced against it. (Silly, I know, but you won't have the same problem with FAANG.)
    May 15 1
    • Oracle pzd
      Also, screw these shit tier companies and go interview with good companies with consistent and predictable interview process.
      May 15
  • Microsoft no-sql
    Evilness 🙁
    May 14 1
    • New / Eng _Python3
      OP
      Didn't get you?
      May 14
  • Walmart / Eng gxc
    Consider taking mock interviews in interviewing.io . It's a free website.You also get feedback which sure is helpful. Good luck
    Nov 19 0
  • Capital One sakL14
    Op how was the waymo interview?
    Nov 7 0
  • New / Eng _Python3
    OP
    Yeah as you can guess, I'm interviewing in Python and most of the times I have not seen anyone saying anything about it, not sure if this is the tie breaker. Yeah I'm trying to get more calls but the recruiting season has already ended for 2019 software Engineer new grad for most of the good companies.
    May 15 0

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