Today, after 4 months of studying, I had my first Frontend Developer interview.
The position was not for a Junior on, and the process included a first stage of 5 questions, and a second one of practical example over HTML/CSS and JS.
I consider myself to have a good knowledge…not a deep one of course. I went in the interview kind of calm, and confident that in case of not knowing the answer in specific, I could easily search…
The process was pretty straight, 5 quick questions to answer, no further discussion over what I did, what I am doing and blablabla…
- (HTML) - explain “placeholder” attribute.
- (CSS) - explain "Z-index"
3 (JS) - difference between APPLY() and CALL()
4 (JS) - Adding a number and a string, result is…?
5 (JS) - how cookies translate/move to the browser.
To pass to the next stage, I had to answer 4 out of 5…I failed, not being able to fully explain 2, 3 and 5.
About the interview some comments I have:
- I really understood what to focus in the future.
- I am more than motivated since I am not far away from the first step…things are moving and time will give me more knowledge and experience.
- no conversation at all, on what I am studying, what I want to study…I think beside firing 5 questions like this, the interviewer should try to “know” the person in front of him.
- where I could not give fully explanation on the above questions, it was not because I was not aware, just I did not know the details. At the moment, during a project or a challenge, I can Google and find the right syntax or the right instructions. Of course, in few months, the amounts of technical info that I have in top of my head are limited, but does not mean that i was not aware.
- Although it was NOT a Junior position, the questions I found kind of hard…but fair, since I agree that once you know JS upside-down, “you can learn any library in one day”.
In conclusion, good experience…and I know better the direction to take, it is just about time.