Recently interviewed at Fang and after that i am realizing i am not much inclined to be a coder.
Recently i was interviewed at Facebook, Google and got rejected. Not really discouraged but this interview process gave me an insight that Coding is not something i love anymore.
And their interview process is more focused on coding, for both i got an exceptional feedback for System design but i was not able to solve some DS problems upto their standard, and because of that got a rejection, fare enough and no offense for that.
But it helped me realize that i dont want to be just a coder, but would like to move on more product and market research side where i can contribute for new solution identification and creation.
I am getting close to a conclusion, that at this point rather than leetcoding to improve the speed and accuracy to get into FANG, i should focus on some other areas. Naturally i am not a geek, so even if i am able to get in i will not enjoy that.
Now would like to hear from the people who are at similar stage where they realize that they are not a geek or hard core coder(here i do not meant the losers, but the people with self realization). How are they planning to define the career track going forward ?