Key Takeaways From My First Technical Interview

Jonathan Sexton on April 04, 2019

Image courtesy of Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Some History I have been teaching myself front-end web development for a little more than two years n... [Read Full]
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Fantastic writeup! While this brings me back to my first experience of pursuing a development job it is still a similar experience for me now in that I've taken a break twice in my career as a self taught engineer. Stay the course and remain positive. Good stuffs! And, IMHO, good advice for all.


Thank you Karl! I appreciate your kind words. Thank you for the great advice as well - staying the course is very important. It's easy to get discouraged but I try to ensure I bounce back with a jolt of positivity :D


Hi Andreas! Unfortunately, no I did not get the job. The interviewer gave me some tips on how to improve my interviewing skills as well as some areas I need to work on in terms of my knowledge so that's a silver lining :D


Keep your chin up and remember that all interviews for all jobs are a numbers game. Each interview is a subjective slice of time and space.

Certainly it's a good idea to be open to suggestions. But never take any single person's perspective as gospel. Use the interview process as a tool. And don't dismiss the prospect of calling a previous interviewer to say something like: "ok. I've been working on the things we talked about when you passed on me in the past. I'd like to send you a summary of my improved skills...."

Most importantly: keep trying. As I said, it's a numbers game. Tenacity for the win!

Also, keep re reading what you wrote in this article. It's incredibly inspiring.


A pitty, but at least they gave hints on how to improvisiere.

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