You have raised awesome points! I was also stuck in job searching situation until 2 months ago. For me, these things helped me alot:
The whole process was really tiring TBH. Rejection after rejections, HRs not responding on time, preparing those same questions again and again was making me frustrated. But here's the catch: Everyone who's at the same level as you is goind throught the same phase. The will to face all the failures is most crucial aspect of this. Keeping your sanity is more important than all of this in my opinion.
Everyone has his/her time of success. Waiting for the moment is worth keep working moment.
P.S: If someone needs those programming books, I've "Cracking the Coding Interview" & "Programming Interview Exposed" in PDF format. I can email these files easily.
Thank you so much for adding a few extra pointers!!! I think that your point about following up is a great one. I sometimes have a hard time getting past the idea that I may be bothering them, but that's silly. Also, I'd love a PDF version of Cracking the Coding Interview. :)
Here's the pdf cracking_the_coding_interview_pdf_...
Keeping regular followups is indeed hard. But it also shows that you as candidate are really interested in them. Also you need to move on to other companies if you know that the one where you've already applied isn't interested in calling. In my opinion, it is their responsibility to send candidates a proper follow up response (whether they're rejecting you or keeping you on hold). If they're not doing it than candidates have right to ask themselves.
In my comment, I forgot to mention 2 other points
Always study the company profile before going for an interview. Read about their product(s)/services, core values. Ask interviewer(s) about their daily office routine, challenges that they face in technical and communication terms etc. These kinds of post interview conversations prove your interest and individual curiosity.
Give them a thank you card at the end of an interview as a gesture of appreciation.
Thank you so much for adding to this discussion!!!
I would love those if you could mate email@example.com. thanks ahead
@mizra I would love a copy of the Google job tracking sheet as well as the programming interview books.
here you go:
Job Tracking Sheet
About the tracking sheet, companies which are mentioned in it are all local. However, you can easily get the idea how companies engage with candidates during hiring process.
Thanks @Mizra super helpful. I hope to return the favor one day. When in Atlanta drop in for coffee. Cheers
Let me know if there are any Software Engineering spots opened in Atlanta.
Sure thing. You should join the tech404 slack group and Code for Atlanta slack group. Lots of job posting in both groups.
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