Software Engineer Phone call interview with Google

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Please what do you think I should expect for a phone call interview for software engineer role. I’m a Data Scientist, transitioning to SWE, so every little tips will be appreciated 👏

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  • Cerner ythough
    In my recent experience. The interviewer was a really nice guy and jumped straight into coding.

    I was expecting some sort of DP or Trees/Graph problem but he asked an API design question. But that's not usual from what I've read and heard.

    My advice would be to try and chat with the interviewer a little before he jumps to the question by asking how his day has been or what's the weather like in that area. It helps calm your nerves.
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      OP
      Nice tips👌
      Feb 10
    • Cerner ythough
      Also there's this guy on YouTube, Sam. He's a life saver when it comes to coding. Checkout his blog and see the 50 questions he recommends.

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWSYAntBbdd2SLYUqPIxo0w

      Also check out Irfan Baqui's YouTube channel. Makes every problem look like a piece of cake.

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvQTh9aUgPZmVH0wNHFa1A
      Feb 10
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      I do appreciate it all, thanks.
      Feb 10
    • Amazon sjahwhehd
      I wouldn’t “try and chat”. The acceptable solution is calibrated to the time limit. Don’t waste time. Phone screen is nerve racking — personally I prefer it early morning so I don’t freak out all day about it. Just practice.
      Feb 10
  • Paychex cout
    Check Leetcode.com 900+ program questions they will most likely ask you one of them. Probably a medium one.
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    Leetcode
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    Giggsymore
    Just search for google interview on blind. There’s a ton of literature already out there on this specific topic.
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      Thank you.
      Feb 10
  • Cerner ythough
    No problem! Best of luck :)
    Feb 10 0
  • MathWorks uyG5et
    My recent experience: 5 mins of questions relating to your resume then straight into LC style question, usually either medium or easy warm up + medium. They will drill into your understanding of time/space complexity. Good luck.
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