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How to prepare for an interview?

We have done hundreds of technical interviews this past year at Remotesome. Doing so, we spotted a few patterns where many talented engineers fall short to pass a technical interview. Surprisingly, many developers easily pass their interviews in their second attempt.

Reason: they know what to expect in the technical interview at Remotesome.

This is why preparation for technical interviews is key.

Before we start, I would like to emphasize one thing: being a good developer is not correlated to performing well in a technical interview.

‍Working on difficult problems or working on architecture and app scalability for thousands of users takes weeks of time.

However, during the interview, you usually have about an hour to show off your knowledge and skill. And this is why at technical interviews, two things are paramount:

  • That you can solve problems
  • And that you solve them fast

Here are some tips to get you prepared for a technical or final interview:

  • Make sure your internet connection is stable.
  • Make sure your web camera and microphone are in a good shape and working. Test both prior to call since they are a requirement for the call.
  • Be punctual, any delay for more than 5 minutes will result in a failed interview.
  • You will need to share a screen when working on a coding challenge.
  • The conversation will be recorded so we can make a review of the whole application
  • Get your IDE and environment ready for your main skill coding language in which you will be working. Using frameworks is allowed.