How to Prepare for Software Developer Interview | Land a Good Dev Job


hi guys this is Lee welcome to my
channel in this video I will show you why I can perform well in the interview
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before I start I wanted to give you some background about me I’ve been working as
a programmer for over 10 years I used to work as employee contractor or consultant
for some top IT companies like Microsoft and Ericsson I also work for some top
oil service and financial companies so yes I have a lot of working experience
in these big companies but to be honest I don’t have a lot of interview
experience the reason is as long as I got interview opportunity most of the
time I will get the offer sometimes I got the offer the next day sometimes I got the
offer when I just finished the interview so if you want to know the secret that
makes me perform well during the interview make sure you stay to the end
first of all if you want to perform well during an interview you need to be good
enough if you’re not good at what you apply for all these skills and tips are
just useless sometimes I can see people discuss something which is not that
important to get a job like cover letter and sending out the thank-you note it
may be helpful for other job but if you want to apply a developer position these
are not important I never use a cover letter sending out thank-you note or
wearing a suit for a lot of IT companies it’s totally fine you just as a smart
casual the most important thing here is you need to be good enough to make sure
you stand out from the competition I’m not going to cover this topic today I’ve
made another episode to share with you how you can learn fast and be a good
programmer make sure you don’t miss a by subscribing let’s assume you’re pretty
good at programming does it mean you will perform well in the interview the
answer is no you are good at programming it just made you qualify to join the
competition for a regular job yes it could be enough but if you want to apply
for a job in some big companies you need to prepare more by the way I would like
to point out some people say you don’t need to prepare yourself if you are
smart enough or they get a good job because of the smart
or talent my suggestion is don’t believe them stay away from these people they tried
to mislead people to show off how intelligent they are some of them do it
on purpose some of them don’t realize it they’re misleading people so don’t feel
upset or feel you are stupid if you don’t pass the interview the secret to perform well
during the interview is practice I know what you’re going to say boring just
bear with me I’ve explained a bit more here I don’t mean the coding practice I
mean the interview practice sometimes we have this experience we believe we know some technology very well but when we need to explain to other people all of
a sudden we don’t know where to start or some details we are not that sure even you
know how to explain things to other people but what’s the best way to make
people understand it do you see what I mean here the interview is not just
about technology and skills it is also about communication and how you can
express yourself clearly and efficiently how can we do interview practice
not everyone has a lot of interview opportunities even I don’t have much
interview experience don’t worry I will show you step by step the secret weapon
is with you all the time that’s your brain yes I cannot do the interview
practice in real life but I can simulate the interview process in my head first I
will do some research and see what’s the main requirement for the position and
what my strengths is I will try my best to match them as much as possible then I
will pretend if I’m the interviewer what kind of question I’m going to ask to
make sure the candidate is qualified because I really know what their skills
are required it is easy for me to prepare some questions already but I
will keep pushing the limit for example I imagine if the interviewer asked me a
question about technology A I will not be satisfied if I can only explain what
a is I should be able to tell when we should use technology A what the pros
and cons of A any other technology related to a like technology B what’s
the difference between A and B? in what circumstance which you use B rather
than A how to implement a by writing the code I
can keep asking all these questions on and on you see what I am doing here by this
practice I’m not just able to explain technology A I can also explain
anything relate to it from different levels just like you throw a tiny rock
into the water you can see the ripple another critical point here don’t just
keep all these in your mind you need to speak it out I know it sounds a bit
crazy as it looks like you are talking to yourself but it is essential I guess
you have this similar experience when you need to input a password on your PC
it is straightforward to do it because most of the time you input a password
using the keyboard some day you need to input a password on a different device
the layer of the input gets changed you couldn’t type a password as quickly
as before sometimes you even forget what the password is because the layer of the
keyboard the webpage you need to input the password the muscle of the finger will
help you to remember the password you just don’t realize it until the
environment get changed for you to perform well you need to do this
practice as real as possible just imagine this if you want to apply for a
job and that’s your dream to work in that company finally you’ve got a chance
for an interview you show up on the day and enter the interview room as soon as the
interview finish you know you can do it better but unfortunately you may not
have this opportunity again in real life or you have to wait for months for
years to get another chance but now you can practice and improve your interview
skills all the time if you fail that’s ok just like when you play the game you
can save and load the game until you get a satisfying result you can keep
practicing and prepare yourself until you’re satisfied when the opportunity
comes you are ready and you won’t miss it believe it or not I already know what
the answer would be before the interview finished the first sentence of the
question and I know what’s the most efficient way to explain myself clearly
under the tight schedule even I have to face more than one interviewer at the
same time I remember one of the interviewers taught to me we prepare
one-hour interview but you may have run out of questions in half an hour
we got no question for you before I leave the interview room and know I got
a job already yes they call me when I just left the
building in 15 minutes if you are struggling to pass the interview and get
a good job try to use this trick to improve your performance from today you
will feel the change when you enter the interview room next time question of
the day do you feel nervous during the interview please leave a comment and let
me I also made a video about how I get my
first job before graduation in college you can find the link on the right
corner if you like this video please subscribe to the channel and turn on the bell then you will miss my next episode thanks for watching this is Lee I will
see you next time

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