How Long Do You Have to Solve Technical Questions?

Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Before telling you how long you have to solve technical questions, let me ask you a question.
Your math teacher assigns you a problem. It takes you 5 minutes to solve it. Is that quick or […]

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Signed copies of Cracking the Coding Interview v5 – this week only!

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011

By popular demand, for a very limited time, we will be offering signed copies of Cracking the Coding Interview, 5th Edition.
The copies can either be shipped to you (via standard US mail) or picked […]

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Okay, folks, here’s how the Google interview process really works

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Somehow, many candidates have gotten the impression that the interview process is some elaborate system, and if their process is different from their friend’s, it must be a reason for it.
The truth is so much […]

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Officially on sale! Cracking the Coding Interview, 5th Edition

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The 5th edition of the best-selling programming interview prep book, Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Interview Questions and Solutions, is officially on sale. And even better – Amazon is currently running a 20% sale […]

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Ask Gayle: How do you negotiate offers for the big companies?

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I recently got an offer from a major software company, but it’s not quite what I was hoping for. How can I negotiate my offer?
~ PV
First of all, you’re off to a great start by […]

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Interested in Amazon Montreal? Special offer for CareerCup users

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Hey Montreal folk –
Interested in Amazon and looking for a way in? We’ve got a great offer just for CareerCup users.
Amazon is conducting a Hiring Event (mostly last Week of April, Thu Apr 28, Fri […]

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Why You Got Rejected — Even Though You Thought You Did Well

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011

Ever walk out an interview thinking “I nailed that!”, only to discover that you got rejected? Or, conversely, think you bombed, but then you proceed to the next round anyway?
The truth is that it’s incredibly […]

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More than a number: How much does Google care about GPA?

Posted on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

I’m currently a junior at Cal Poly, and my GPA isn’t great. I estimate when I graduate it’ll be between a 2.7 and 3.1. Will that put me out of the running for Google and […]

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What’s the “Right” Programming Language for an Interview?

Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hi Gayle,
Does it matter what language you use in an interview with Google/Facebook/Amazon? Most of my recent experience has been with C# and thats the language I’m most comfortable with. I do have prior experience […]

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Less Is More: How I Cut My Resume To One Page

Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

I (very) recently wrote about Eight Reasons Why You Need a One Page Resume.  As an example of how you can cut down your resume, I wanted to provide an illustration of how you can, in […]

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