Category Archives: interviews

Why Google is worried, or Are you scared of job interviews?

Recently I’ve been contacted by a Google recruiter, who wrote that she saw my CV in their database and decided to contact me about an opportunity in Switzerland. I declined, because at the time I had a lot on my … Continue reading

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Interview questions: verify the braces

This is one of the easier coding tasks, but you still can meet it in some preliminary tech screening. The problem looks like this: Given a string containing just the characters ‘(‘, ‘)’, ‘{‘, ‘}’, ‘[‘ and ‘]’, determine if the … Continue reading

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Why selling yourself might be more difficult than you thought, or The art of being humble

We are still hiring. It is difficult to me to say that and not express my deepest disappointment as to the fact that we still haven’t found a match for our team. But unfortunately, I still don’t think that it … Continue reading

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Programming interview: sell your real self

We are looking for a software developer. We need more hands on deck. And therefore, we are interviewing. As an interviewer, one can see the process from the other side of the table. And there’s one thing that’s become painfully obvious … Continue reading

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Some more on interview questions – Heaps

I haven’t been writing anything for some time. It is not because I was a lazy git; quite the contrary, it is because I have been studying for the interview. Yes, for another interview which I, miraculously, have not failed … Continue reading

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Just say yes

There’s a really nice article by Gayle Laakmann where she tells how she wrote her first draft of what later became one of bestselling programming interview books. What is interesting is that she didn’t mean to write a book. She … Continue reading

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Cracking the Coding Interview: 6th edition coming soon

It might not be an actual interviewee Bible, but it is somewhat close. Every developer who ever prepared for a programming interview knows two titles: “Programming interview exposed” and “Cracking the coding interview”. The second book (or rather, books, because … Continue reading

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