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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Know the Red Flags the Interviewer Wants to Uncover

In addition to making sure you have the technical chops to do the work, the hiring manager wants to find out whether you’re going to be a liability to hire. She’s looking for warning signs that you could be a big risk. Many of the questions here try to find that out in order to give you a hole to fall into. Make sure you don’t fall into the traps, and work to reassure the manager that you’re not a risk.

Many of these dangers go together or are opposites of each other. As you read through this list of traits the interviewer is trying to avoid, ask yourself whether you fit either extreme.

  • Candidate needs constant direction? Or cannot take direction from superiors?

  • Doesn’t take responsibility ...

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