I’ve been following the Tech Lead and love some of his raw advice on tech careers. He sometimes talks lots of sarcasm and I like it. It is about being human. This sketch is a summary of what he shared on his recent video on common mistakes in tech interviews.
I think it’s pretty standard and generally good advice. Coding on the spot is something that always intimidates me due to lack of practice but I’m glad most folks out there share the same feeling.
I generally feel more comfortable with companies that ask questions based on your work experiences like my current company. For college or university interviews, we generally ask more algorithms and data structure questions. It’s reasonable because they might lack the work experience. But what do you think? Is it better to do one approach over the other? Which one do you prefer?
In terms of the topic, what other mistakes have you seen in coding interviews?
YouTube video by the Tech Lead
One of the most consolidated misconceptions about programming, since the early days, is the idea that such activity is purely technical, completely exact in nature, like Math and Physics. Computation is exact, but programming is not.