As someone without a computer science or software engineering degree(s), is it worth entertaining the notion of ever applying to "big tech"/FAANG?
I know there's a perception that everyone should be able to code at any level without any formal education, but it seems like the only way anyone gets an offer from those sorts of places is if they cram a 4-year degree's worth of technical info in the months leading up to applying and interviewing.
I'd rather not apply anywhere I have to study to pass at. Research the company and the job, sure, but not straight up study and rote learn textbooks.
Yeah, I think unfortunately everybody has to study a ton for these, even if you know the stuff already (or at least I would guess) since a lot of it isn't used that much on a job day to day.
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