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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 5. Hacking the interview

Although resume writing is a skill you can delegate to someone else, interviewing is something only you can do, so it’s a critical skill to master. It can also be one of the most intimidating things you do when looking for a new job. Interviews are somewhat unpredictable. You can’t know for sure what questions you’re going to be asked and you might be asked to write code on the spot—a scary proposition for many. But what if there was a way to “hack” the interview so that it was basically a formality?

You might expect for me to go in-depth into the strategy for passing a technical interview in this chapter, but instead I’m going to focus on something much more important. I’m going to help you gain an advantage ...

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