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Joe Attardi

This is great advice. Sometimes we focus so much on the technical side of interviewing, grinding LeetCode, that we forget the human aspect.

In my most recent job interview, I spent almost all of my free time going through the problems in CTCI and learning all about the framework they were using. Then at the interview I didn’t even have to solve any whiteboarding problems!

That’s not to say the interview was in any way easy or not technical. There was definitely a lot of technical discussion! I didn’t prepare so much on the nontechnical side and I actually thought I blew the interview. Happily, I got an offer still. But it was an important lesson for me to focus on more than just code for my next interview.

So yes, it’s very important to focus on these other aspects of interviewing as well. You never know what you’re going to be asked!

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Kayla Sween Author

Absolutely! It's so easy to get caught up in the tech stuff. I don't know how recent this was, but congrats on the offer anyway! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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Joe Attardi

Thanks! This was about two years ago. I’m still working there now!

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