© William Gant 2019
William GantSurviving the Whiteboard Interviewhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5007-5_1

1. Why Software Development Interviews Are Hard

William Gant1 
Nashville, TN, USA

In this chapter, we’ll start out by examining why so many of us find interviews, especially in software development, to be such a painful and difficult experience. We’ll start out discussing physiological responses and how to manage them. Next, we’ll discuss some strategies for turning the psychological responses into something that is actually useful. Finally, we’ll examine several ways to prepare for interviews that we will discuss in further detail later in the book.

I’ll start this out with the same question that I always ask when I’m giving a presentation ...

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