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Interview tips from Daniel Rizea - director of engineering at Google

Interview tips from Daniel Rizea-
Daniel Rizea is a director of engineering at Google.
He says most candidates make similar mistakes regardless of tenure or experience.

    I've interviewed candidates with different backgrounds and levels of seniority, from product managers to engineers, managers of managers, and UX designers. Regardless of function or tenure, most candidates make similar mistakes that cost them getting the job. Even the brightest candidates can fall in this trap.

Here's an overview of the four most common ones-
Halo of Knowledge Trap: Candidates often think they're prepared for an interview because they're good at their job, but interview requirements can differ greatly from day-to-day job skills.
Practice is Crucial: To succeed in interviews, practicing interview questions, coding on paper, and doing mock interviews are essential to recall theory and understand problem-solving frameworks.
Rest Well Before Interviews: Being well-rested is important as stress can lower performance. Scheduling interviews when not tired can significantly improve response times and overall performance.
Prepare for Behavioral Questions: Understanding a company's values and preparing stories that align with those values can help demonstrate culture fit during behavioral interviews.

    Successful interviewing is a skill that requires practice and preparation, regardless of a candidate's experience or seniority.

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