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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Chapter 9Handling the Tough Interview Questions

Job interview--related threads on sites like Slashdot[33] and Reddit[34] are filled with comments from disgruntled tech workers who find stupid and offensive any question not directly related to job performance. These commenters will accuse managers of asking these tough questions only because they’re in one of the aforementioned books.

Although it’s possible that your questioner is a clueless robot, chances are that the questions being asked have proven to find effective answers in the past for her. Put yourself in her shoes. She has to figure out whether you are technically competent to do the job and if you’re going to fit with the rest of the department and the company. Your technical competence ...

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