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Discussion on: What I Learned From Bombing An Amazon Coding Assessment

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Welp! I wish I had read this article yesterday! I bombed my coding assessment last night.

I actually read all the fine print before starting, and my interpretation was that I was supposed to use the web IDE they provided. I assumed they record your interactions for playback. But it was unfamiliar, and I make heavy use of code completion, which was not there.

They also provided a full practice assessment on the platform. I did that first and passed all test cases on both problems...and had about 20 minutes to spare.

But in the real assessment I struggled with the particular task. And the ticking clock made me flustered, and soon I was in a downward spiral.

This article really is super valuable...if you read it BEFORE your assessment. jajajajaja