careers

If you want an A+ career in technology, move to the Bay Area.

If you want an A+ career in technology, move to the Bay Area.

If you want an A+ career in technology, you should move to the San Francisco Bay Area. The same argument can probably be made of finance and New York. It’s not that you can’t do it in another city, but your odds are just much better in your industry’s hub. So if you want an A+ career and your industry has a clear hub, go there.

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A Handout for Prepping for Coding, Product Management, and Behavioral Interviews

A Handout for Prepping for Coding, Product Management, and Behavioral Interviews

After coaching hundreds of people through coding, behavioral, and product manager interviews, I’ve distilled some of my core advice into some handy prep sheets.

Study these sheets before your interview. Really understand them. Email me questions if you have any.

As you prepare for interviews, use these sheets. Walk through your next coding problem closely following the procedure below. It’ll help you — I promise.

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Mastering the Behavioral Interview Question

Mastering the Behavioral Interview Question

Not everything about the interview process is predictable, but you can bet that you’ll be asked a few behavioral questions – and probably a few behavioral questions per interview. Behavioral questions can be questions like, “what would you do if _______?”, but more likely they’re of the form, “Tell me about a challenging interaction with a coworker on _____ project.” Contrary to popular belief, you can and should prepare for behavioral questions. Yes, I know it’s “just talking about yourself,” but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use a few tricks to nail down your answers.

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From Tester to Developer: Here's How You Make the Jump

From Tester to Developer: Here's How You Make the Jump

Some people love testing — and with good reason. Poking around and figuring out how to break stuff can be a lot of fun. However, some people take SET/SDET roles as a way into a company, and hope to move to being a plain ol’ software developer shortly thereafter. In many cases, these people find themselves stuck and unable to make that transition.

How do you make that jump? Read more on Dice.com.

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