Technical Interviews

For many specialized positions, employers will want to ensure that you have the requisite skill set and may require a demonstration of your abilities.

The hiring manager will pay close attention to your area of focus (e.g. if it’s data analytics, you will be asked a question based on your data analytics experience). Former Amazon VP Neil Roseman (an inveterate technical interviewer) states: "The questions are usually questions that have been asked of professionals with experience in the position or the candidate's area of focus." In other words, the technical questions should not be all that surprising to a graduating Ph.D. or Masters student.  Take a minute and read more about  Mr. Roseman's interviewing process--well worth your time!

Recommended Reading

Programming Interviews Exposed 

Steve Yegge’s “Five Essential Phone Screen Questions” (Blog)

Steve Yegge’s “Get That Job at Google” (Blog)

Getting Hired (Blog)

“Baby steps to a new job” by Google engineer Gretta Cook (Blog)

You Say You Want an Education (Blog)

Digital Resources

Interviewing at Google 

Google Students playlist

TopCoder.com 

In-person coaching sessions

In-person coaching session recording and another in-person coaching session recording

Google CodeJam 

Google Summer of Code 

Google Developers Academy

Google Developers 

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