How To Prepare For A Technical Interview
Let’s just say the interview process sucks. You apply for a job and then don’t hear back for two months. And once you do go on a series of interviews the entire process gets dragged on. I can’t blame the companies because I know they want and need to hire the best possible candidate. I know once I start interviewing people for Valeira it WILL be one hell of a process- I’ll make sure it is. I want my company to get better and better everyday. I haven’t traveled down that road yet but thinking about it makes me wonder a little. It’s helped me understand where all these weird, technical questions are coming from- they simply want to see how well you think and problem solved under pressure. Duh. But sometimes you’re left thinking to yourself “What the hell was that question about?”
Perhaps even throwing in a question like this:
You’re in a row boat, which is in a large tank filled with water. You have an anchor on board, which you throw overboard (the chain is long enough so the anchor rests completely on the bottom of the tank). Does the water level in the tank rise or fall?
Just kidding. Google asks that one every now and then to engineering candidates, but you get the point. You need to be able to think quickly and clearly.
In this must read article I found online you will discover the basic concepts on how to best prepare for not just technical interviews but any kind of interview. If you can bring a technical approach to any type of interview, you will move right along in the process. Soak it all in and Enjoy!