Not actually my first dev job, but this is the first time I ever interviewed for jobs. Before, I got small contracts here and there through people I knew.
I went into the interview yesterday expecting to fail miserably. I knew there was a whiteboard involved. Luckily the algorithm they gave me to solve was not too hard. They asked me other technical questions, not all of which I was able to answer. I couldn’t even remember how to make object prototypes. (can’t I just google it??)
Still, within 24h, they offered me the job.
I assume non-technical questions counted for a lot as well.
For the record… the job did ‘require’ a degree in computer science, experience with large applications (which I don’t have) and a few other technical things I did not have.