The pressure is on during the interview process but with the right preparation, you can walk away with your dream job. This classic book uncovers what interviews are really like at America's top software and computer companies and provides you with the tools to succeed in any situation. The authors take you step-by-step through new problems and complex brainteasers they were asked during recent technical interviews.
50 interview scenarios are presented along with in-depth analysis of the possible solutions. The problem-solving process is clearly illustrated so you'll be able to easily apply what you've learned during crunch time. You'll also find expert tips on what questions to ask, how to approach a problem, and how to recover if you become stuck. All of this will help you ace the interview and get the job you want.
What you will learn from this book
- Tips for effectively completing the job application
- Ways to prepare for the entire programming interview process
- How to find the kind of programming job that fits you best
- Strategies for choosing a solution and what your approach says about you
- How to improve your interviewing skills so that you can respond to any question or situation
- Techniques for solving knowledge-based problems, logic puzzles, and programming problems
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers and developers applying for jobs in the software industry or in IT departments of major corporations.
About the Authors
John Mongan is a self-taught programmer with professional experience as a consultant for software and pharmaceutical companies. He has three patents on software testing technologies. He holds a BS in chemistry from Stanford and a PhD in Bioinformatics from UC San Diego, with thesis work in supercomputer simulations of protein dynamics.
Noah Suojanen Kindler graduated from Stanford with a BS in computer science, has worked for Boeing and is currently a consultant.
Eric Giguere is a software developer and the author of three Wiley programming books. He is a frequent speaker and is often interviewed by USA Today and other broad media on various topics.