Because jobhunting & preparing for job interviews by yourself sucks.|
It's better to do it with a community! Come to Noisebridge & practice whiteboarding, algorithms, & other interviewing techniques together with others!! =D (This is also a support group for job-hunters.)
This event will be in the Hackitorium, & will be self-organized / self-directed!! ^_^
All experience levels are welcome.
(Arrive any time between the start & finish times, at your own convenience. And leave whenever you want. There's no strict start & end time.)
(For newcomers, this is how you get in: to go inside, please ring the doorbell at the gate, then go to the 3rd floor.)
This workshop was inspired by "Whiteboarding Wednesdays" at Dev Bootcamp.
My Personal Opinion About Whiteboarding Interviews:
But unfortunately, this is the world that we live in.
My personal tips to get good at interviews:
There are actually 2 different skills being tested in interviews, especially whiteboarding interviews. The first skill is public speaking / communication skills, & the second skill is technical proficiency. Both of these skills need to be practiced in tandem, & are equally important.
These are what you need to do:
1) Practice public speaking / communication skills
- Get used to speaking in front of others & narrating your thoughts. Going to whiteboaring interview practice gets you used to talking in front of other people, so instead of associating the emotions of nervousness & anxiousness with public speaking, you associate public speaking with familiarity.
2) Know your stuff
- Be very comfortable & familiar with your skills, because it's hard enough to do public speaking, while trying to remember the technical parts.
- Good way to get better at programming is to work on something you want to make, or work on something that you really care about. Example, I love videogames, & I want to make videogames, so that's how I got better at programming.
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