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re: Hi, I am currently in the process of applying to front end developer jobs focused on React. How do you suggest I prepare for the interviews from yo...
 

I'm currently interviewing frontend developers for React jobs. There are a few things I look for:

  • Current knowledge - make sure you can implement hooks in a functional component and not just class based components.
  • Be able to spot instances where components can be refactored, either to extract reusable functionality or to replace two or more repetitive components with one configurable component.
  • And the best thing to show: TESTING! Exactly zero candidates so far have shown me how they would test their React app. Any effort you put into this is very likely to make you stand out.

HTH!

 

Maybe a typo, but you can't use hooks in class components. Or maybe you mean making lifecycle methods with hooks in functional components?

I love your second test, that's great.

Indeed, that wasn't clear - what I look for is for candidates to be able to take stateless functional components and implement functionality using hooks. Many immediately convert to class components in order to use lifecycle methods.

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