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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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A Walk Through the Interview

There are as many different interviews as there are companies that hire people. Your interview might be one-on-one, as part of a panel, over the phone, or at a coffee shop. Certain principles apply no matter what. Let’s walk through the interview with these universal principles in mind.

Arriving at the Interview

Arrive at the interview at least ten minutes early, pen in hand. Chances are good that you’ll fill out an application or other paperwork before you meet the hiring manager. Allow time for this paperwork before the scheduled start time.

More important, being late for an interview is just about an unforgivable sin. The interviewer’s time is valuable, and arriving late is an insult to the person who’s there ...

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