I keep trying to cope by telling myself that you don’t need a high iq to get in to google. That I’m so close and I just missed it. But that’s idiotic. I failed 15+ phone interviews. I’m the most mediocre guy at algorithms ever. Every day I get up and curse myself for being so genetically inferior. Short, ugly face, and never will amount to having any prestige in life. I look around and see all these men with strong nose bridges and prognathic maxillas and tries to live vicariously through them, what it must be like to be physically attractive and have fulfilling lives. I see my friends on linkedin who all work at snap and google and wonder how amazing their lives have been, they’re genetic code empowering them to manipulate complex algorithm problems in their head. And then there’s me, who fails at the simplest algorithm problems, who can’t pass a fucking phone screen .
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- Facebook QSww36Software interviews are not an indication of your worth. Google is not some sort of panacea. Focus on what you are good at, and then get better at it. You will be fine, being bad at the artificial environment of a coding interview is no indication of your ability. And you freaking work at Microsoft. Relax.
- Microsoft / Eng Dr.13Didn't you just make a similar post like a day ago talking about the same thing? Except that time you were working for Amazon?
.... Where do you really work? I'd laugh if after all this it was Google.
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- Uber lklb1. Remember that there are people who are much smarter and more hard working than you, but are in worse situations than you are.
2. See a therapist.
3. Learn to love yourself. If you continue like this, you're looking at a horrible life ahead.
4. I have deep compassion for you.
5. Joining Google (or any other company) would not solve your issues. It would just move the goal post to something else.
- Google cac_cacI work at Google, have 15% bodyfat and a visible 6 packs (took lots of work, not genetics). Decently look, and I have shitty social life in the Bay area. I have shitty personality so never got passed date 2,3. Life is what you make of it man. Just bc someones good at interviewing and algo and is attractive doesn't mean everything is super easy for them
- New / Design IsaiahYou seem suicidal.
You are focusing on a badge of prestige based on where you work to make it yourself feel worthwhile, approved/validated.
With the badge, your the most annoying and cock guy around.
Without the badge you feel as if you are nothing.
What would happen if you went blind, or you become . Too old? I bet it wouldn't matter how well you could Code.
Take some time to build a life of substance and significance that you yourself can be proud of on your deathbed.
Working here. Or working there probably feels. Empty if it's the only accomplishments you can have engraved on your tombstone.
Take risks, and do things that others may not approve of but are apart of what make you a well rounded person.
- Capital One / HR mokka!!!moreThe problem is you are comparing your self with others... and you always need someone’s opinions for you to feel confident... which shows low confidence and self esteem..
Believe in your self... you are 1 in billion sperm who get the life 😎... you are born winner... face doesn’t matter... even Tom cruise has divorce and being alone... many celebrities who are hot as hell have multiple partners but not able to have a stable and steady life... yes they can get sex and so you by paying some money... now about the professional life it all depends on what you know and remember things at the time of interview what interviewer knows... so basically interviews are all about checking what interviewer knows whether you know it or not... now it depends on case to case basis... believe me I change 10 companies in my 14 years of career and I am usually crack offers in 1-2 rounds... but what I have observed that very less technical work compare to what being asked... enjoy your life buddy because no one knows when there will be call to go back home(death)
- Tumblr elwE87This was a... harrowing read. I remember reaching out similarly several months ago on this platform and it turned out to be a bit of an inflection point for me in my emotional development.
I'm not as good at advice as some of the others on here, and that's kind of the point - you don't have to be good at everything. You might just be a round peg in a square hole, my friend.