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Ahmed Onour
Ahmed Onour

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What advice would you have given yourself before a job interview?

A Front-end developer interview:

So , I am applying for jobs, and i don't know absolutely nothing about how the interview process will go, basically when i up to something would like to know about it more.
Can you please help me to know more about how front-end job interview goes 🙏

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Nathan Hedglin

I've been on both sides of the table plenty of times. Every interview is different.

Prepare 3 stories.

  1. Interpersonal conflict that was fixed
  2. A project you're personally proud of
  3. An especially hard bug or optimization you implemented

Answer technical questions with a sentence then paragraph to explain further. Ask clarifying questions, that shows you know what you're talking about.

Have questions for the interviewer(s) ready. Remember, you're interviewing them too. Don't let them act superior.

Of course have the soft skill answers ready too

  • What is your biggest strength and weakness?
  • Why do you want to work here ?
  • Do you think you're a cultural fit?

Breathe. Interviews are tough. Good luck!

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Ahmed Onour Author • Edited on

Amazing advice, Thank you very much.
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Nathan Hedglin

Sure! Just give credit. 🙏

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Ahmed Onour Author

Of course
Thanks

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Brandon Charest

There is already some great advice here. I would just like to add that personally I have found that the interviewer is looking for the questions to be answered in the STAR format

The STAR format stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result:
Situation: An event, project, or challenge faced
Task: Your responsibilities and assignments for the situation
Action: Steps or procedure taken to relieve or rectify situation
Result: Results of actions taken.

And using this format try to have some answers to commonly asked questions. I try to have a few different answers ready, just incase I am asked a common question I do not have to repeat a previous answer (don't know if that really matters) and I don't have to struggle thinking of a second one.

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Ahmed Onour Author

Thank you very much.
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Brandon Charest

Sure! Hopefully it will be helpful to someone

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Peter Vivo • Edited on

Don't afraid if first interview fail. My tactic is do 10+ interview simultant. I was gather experience on first 5 interview. Personal gitrepo which is contain some useful is also really handy. CV does not longer than one page, short and clear ( in my case it is hard because I have 30+ years working experience).

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Ahmed Onour Author • Edited on

Very , very useful advice , thank you.
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Peter Vivo

sure

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