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How to Pass A Coding Interview With Me

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Ask how long you have to answer a question and manage your time accordingly.

Credit: SheCanCode

In the last 10 years I've given more than 400 coding interviews. That's the equivalent of two working months just watching strangers having a crack at the same handful of programming challenges. Some of my would-be colleagues solve the problems without incident, but others run into trouble for similar, easily-correctable reasons.

Instead of personalized advice, I've written a cheat sheet containing 22 tips about how to pass a programming challenge interview with me. The tips can't replace skill and practice, but they will help you calm your nerves, avoid silly mistakes, and showcase the best of your ability. Most of the tips are easy to implement, and put together they'll increase the number of interviews that you pass.

From Robert Heaton
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