November 2020 Archives
Interviewing after 4 years of…not doing that
I recently went through the job interview process, for the first time in 4.5 years, and for the first time as an experienced developer. And I didn’t really expect it to be a different process from when I did this in 2016, but it actually was.
I’d always heard how some experienced devs got “mad” at being asked data structures/algos questions during interviews, and had thought it was perceived as a blow to their ego (“my work and experience should speak for itself!”). But now that I’m in their shoes (kinda–a lot of those stories feature people who have twice as many years of experience as me, or have achieved a lot more), I realize it’s not quite that–or at least, not every one of those stories is about that.