Two people in a coding interview
Two people in a coding interview

An interview starts at the moment you arrive in the meeting room or answer the phone or video call. How you behave and act during its time makes a lot of difference in the chance you have to succeed. If you want to increase your chances you should be well-prepared to do it. You can read this article about how to prepare and study for coding interviews. How you act and conduct the interview is also a deal-breaker in your chance to pass it. In this article, I will discuss some techniques and practices that can help you be more effective during code interviews. …


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If you want to work as a software engineer you will probably face technical coding interviews when looking for a job in most of the companies, from start-ups to big techs. They can be different from one another but most of them have a lot of things in common. In this article, I will share with you some techniques and tips I’ve learned after five months of intense studying and four months of participation in a big tech mentoring program in which I had several one-on-ones with a software engineer interviewer about how a coding interview works.

First, I want to add a disclaimer, the tips and advice I’m going to write about are general and I think they can help you with any coding interview. However, if you already have a specific company in mind, you should research how its interviews are like. If you want to work at QuintoAndar, you can read this article about what to expect from our software engineer interviews. If you are looking for another company, you can use the leetcode’s forum or the company glassdoor page and check the interview section or ask someone who works in the company about how their interview was. This will help you direct your studies and find out what you should focus more on when preparing for the interview. Besides that, I’m also not going to discuss solutions for particular coding questions, instead, I will write about how I think you can prepare and behave during the interview to increase the approval chances. …

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Clarice Abreu

I'm a software engineer intern and student at the University of São Paulo. I'm passionate about programming and high-performance teams

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