As discussed previously, at the end of every course section we'll take a break from coding to practice interview questions with our partner. These questions will (primarily) revolve around the content we learned in this course section.
It's unlikely a potential employer will ask you any of the questions below verbatim. Don't consider this practice answering these specific questions. Instead, consider it practice discussing new technical concepts using correct terminology in general. It's this ability to accurately verbalize your skill set and hold technical conversations with employers that will benefit you in an interview.
Take turns answering the questions below with your partner.
Devise? Describe your experience using both. Which do you prefer? Why?
Offering a tangible story or example that highlights your skills usually goes much further in an interview than simply telling your interviewer you're good at something. (i.e.: Telling a story about a time you tracked down a tricky bug versus simply saying "I'm good at problem-solving!").
Review the STAR method, discussed in this lesson on non-technical interviews. Use the STAR method to practice answering non-technical questions with your partner.
Again, if you come up with a story or example you feel good about, jot it down somewhere! It's tough to come up with stories like this in an interview on the spot. Having a few tucked away to review before an interview will be a huge benefit to you later.
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Last updated July 14, 2022