Where to start SDE interview preparation?

Oct 18, 2017 14 Comments

This is the time for me to move to another company. I have seen many materials available. (CTCI, hackerrank, leet code etc)But I am not able to decide where to start the prep. Aiming for big companies. Any recommendation on where to start and how to proceed?

Position: Senior SDE

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  • Cisco rmcc87
    Interview kickstart hands down!
    Oct 18, 2017 2
    • Google / Eng
      ffjj7

      Google Eng

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      ffjj7more
      more interviews make you better. Try interview with as many times as you can.
      Oct 19, 2017
    • Cisco rmcc87
      I agree!
      Oct 19, 2017
  • Microsoft jkhdjlk
    I suggested this in another thread - unless you are a new grad, ctci alone is not going to fetch you a job at the big companies. At most Microsoft is possible (certain teams). But it is a good start. Do leetcode and most importantly try epi. Also algorithm design manual is a very useful book to get a strong foundation.
    Oct 18, 2017 2
    • Microsoft tussle
      What is epi?
      Oct 19, 2017
    • New / Eng hurry
      Elements of Programming Interviews. Highly recommended.
      Oct 19, 2017
  • Microsoft Bnx59
    Start anywhere, try and solve questions spanning different data structures and algorithms. While you do this, you will know what specific topics you need to work on. For design, read engineering blogs, papers. All this will help in your current job as well.
    Oct 18, 2017 2
    • Microsoft mIzB27
      Got any suggestion for good blogs and papers?
      Oct 22, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng mahboob
      All unicorn startups have an engineering blog.
      Oct 30, 2017
  • Amazon / Product
    Ken M

    Amazon Product

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    Ken Mmore
    Oh man. With this title I thought you wanted to take the anti HIV medicine.
    Oct 18, 2017 2
    • OP
      Updated for folks like you😀
      Oct 18, 2017
    • Amazon / Product
      Ken M

      Amazon Product

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      Ken Mmore
      Sorry can only help you with the first request
      Oct 18, 2017
  • Amazon Vpea55
    LoL if u are aiming for a senior .... u should know all about interviews lol
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Airbnb / Eng 0x00000000
    Start with CTCI. It'll get you to cover a variety of topics and expose any weak spots. Then, fix those weak spots with the appropriate leetcode questions. Good luck!
    Oct 18, 2017 0