Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2015. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I am a software engineer. Learn what hiring managers in the industry look for in this book written by some of the best engineering managers and recruiters in the tech industry. My advice would be to look for places that need to perform explicit business task, and need people rather then the places that want to waste your time with excessive tiered challenges and time wasters that have nothing to do with the employment function. First things first: this book helped me get multiple offers, and I recently accepted a job at a top-name developer. I would recommend reading it before interviewing. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. * for. Now in the 5th edition, Cracking the Coding Interview gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. Most big tech cos (at least here in London - e.g. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I was freaking out since most of the questions were quite tricky for me, but I realize that it's okay. Usually these kind of places would go ghost after I spend lots of time and I would try to find the places that were actively looking for people. If you're getting interviewed for company that doesn't focus heavily on algorithms and optimizations, you're better off trying to prepare how to NOT be nervous during an interview (do some mock interviews at your college). I went through several chapters of this book. What happens when you get a question wrong? Often these places would find some reason why the code challenge was not good enough "didn't demonstrate a clear understanding of binary data" or "thank you for spending the time with the coding challenge, unfortunately we only select 1% of whom we outreach too". Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The result is this book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 7, 2017. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Something went wrong. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot, and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2013. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Visit Amazon's Gayle Laakmann McDowell Page, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Companies covered include Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook. This section covers how to prepare for technical questions (without wasting your time) and teaches actionable ways to solve the trickiest algorithm problems. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Please try your request again later. I know because I've been asked to do the same thing--in interviews at Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon, among other companies. Really good to go over school type tech concepts, and some IT HR departments seem to standardize to something like this. But also expanding on the areas it covers where needed. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions, Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology, Elements of Programming Interviews in Python: The Insiders' Guide, Elements of Programming Interviews in Java: The Insiders' Guide, Elements of Programming Interviews: The Insiders' Guide, Daily Coding Problem: Get exceptionally good at coding interviews by solving one problem every day, The Complete Coding Interview Guide in Java: An effective guide for aspiring Java developers to ace their programming interviews, Explore a wide variety of popular interview questions and learn techniques for breaking down tricky bits of code and algorithms into manageable chunks, Product Management's Sacred Seven: The Skills Required to Crush Product Manager Interviews and be a World-Class PM. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.