I’ve written up some technical career prep resources that I’d like to share. There are lots of guides out there, and I’m a big believer in hearing lots of perspectives and opinions. Hopefully this material can help a few people.
Technical Interview, general preparation
What is the interview process going to be like, what should you study, what questions should you ask, how should you dress, etc.
Resume and Cover Letter Preparation
I’ve screened thousands upon thousands of resumes over my career, and collected some thoughts on what I like to see in a resume.
Daily Email for 6 weeks
(I’ve shared this here in the past) A little over two years ago I wrote up an email series that runs for 6 weeks. You get an email every day with one or more interview questions, but most of what I write about the questions look at WHY you get asked this question. From an interviewer’s perspective, it’s helpful to get an idea of what they’re really asking, what they’re hoping to hear (or NOT hear). There are no ads in the email messages, and you can unsubscribe at any time. When the series is over, the system will automatically unsubscribe you and you’ll never get another message from me.
I’m very happy to take feedback (good and bad) on any of this material.
I’m currently working on a web-based book which will include all of this material (and then some), collected over my career as a lead developer, engineering manager, and professional interviewer. I’m hoping it’ll be done around November of this year.