Congratulations! You’ve completed a rigorous course of study at GDEV (or some other coding bootcamp). Now, you’re ready for the working world. But first, you have to ace the technical interview.
The technical interview is the portion of the interview in which candidates must answer programming-based problems. Probably on a white board. Alternatively, the technical interview might just be a series of brain teasers. The goal is more to test the creative ways candidates arrive at solutions, rather than the solutions themselves. While a “regular” interview will assess your soft skills—communication, teamwork, strengths—a technical interview tests your hard skills—recursion, string manipulation, advanced functions.
You cannot gain access to the hallowed halls of most tech companies without completing the technical interview. Like most interviews it can be nerve-wracking. You get nervous and start to wonder if you really know what you think you know. (You do.) And the best way to ensure that you know what you know, is to practice.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Many a brilliant programmer has failed the technical interview because they failed to practice. Don’t be like them. Ace the technical interview by practicing ahead of time. Need some tips? We got you (don’t we always?)
Consult some of our old blog posts
We’ve written a lot about different resources to sharpen your skills. Check these out:
- 3 Ways to Supplement Your Coding Education
- 4 Ways to Keep Learning After Coding Bootcamp
Check out these other resources
You’re not the only person on the face of the internet who wants to ace the technical interview. Here are some other resources that will help you achieve your goal:
- Cracking the Coding Interview
- Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job
- Elements of Programming Interviews: The Insiders’ Guide
Practice on the white board and get a feel for what it will be like to be up there in front of everyone solving a problem. And don’t worry about rushing to answer or being too quick. Use your time wisely to think through the problem and set up the structure for the solution. Practice with a friend and mock up the interview setting you will be used to it going in.
In addition to practice:
- Schedule your interviews wisely. Don’t do too many back to back interviews; you might be brilliant but your brain will need a break.
- Still be prepared to answer regular interview questions. There’s a reason these companies are hiring humans and not robots
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