The Four Principles of Nailing a Tech Interview

By: Jacob Hawken

1 — “You need to learn all of that stuff so you can forget it.”

“The idea is that you just practice that stuff again and again and again and again and make it as internalized as possible, so that when you get on the stage, you’re not ruining your own vibe by thinking about it. But again, it’s a process. You’re gonna ruin your vibe from time to time.”

2 — Have a good time, darn you!

  1. We start saying variations of “um” a lot.
  2. We stare at the problem in silence.
  3. We say, “I don’t know.”

3 — Never be flustered. Always be interested.

4 — Confidence is a choice.

--

--

Learn to Code. Get a Job. Start Here! Learn more at www.codefellows.org

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store