Want to Ace Your Technical Interview? A Guide to Prepare Software Engineers
Whether you’re early in your career or a seasoned full stack, back-end, or front-end engineer, technical interviews may be stressful if you feel unprepared. While the most important piece of these interviews is, of course, your technical skills, we have some strategies to help you put your best foot forward.
After all, going in with confidence and preparation is the best way to ease those nerves and let your skills shine through. So, what is it you’re getting yourself into?
Technical interviews put a (fun?) spin on the typical job search process. In many ways, they let you, as an engineer, do what you do best! Take them as your opportunity to “walk the walk” instead of just “talk the talk.”
We’ve collaborated with our partner Educative to bring you tips to level up your technical interview game.
What this Technical Interview Guide for Full Stack, Front-end, and Back-end Engineers Covers
1. How to prepare for technical interviews
Technical interviews take many forms and are known by various names. We break them down. We also give you a multi-week plan to give you plenty of time to work through examples and study up using suggested resources.
2. What employers look for in technical interviews
We review some of the major concepts and skills interviewers assess specifically for front-end developers, back-end developers, and full stack developers.
3. Common technical interview mistakes to avoid
After spending time reviewing what you should do, we warn you on what to avoid. Find the top three technical interview no-nos in this chapter.
4. Helpful resources
By this time, you’re well on your way to nailing your next technical interview. Use our compilation of links to more resources to continue studying with a narrower focus.
5. After the interview
In this section, we coach you through this post-interview phase, including how to use it to your advantage and other best practices.