Surviving the Technical Interview Page 7

By Deb Shinder (Send Email)
Posted Dec 20, 2010


Summing it Up: Survival of the Fittest

Surviving and thriving in the technical interview is both an art and a science. Interviewing is a skill, and as such, the more you do it, the better you'll get.

A few resources to help you along the way include:

Ace the Technical Interview, by Michael Rothstein, published by Osborne/McGraw Hill. Includes updated information about Java, Visual Basic, UNIX, PowerBuilder, Oracle, and other technologies.

Finally, remember that if you don't get a job offer as a result of this interview, it doesn't mean the time was wasted. Consider it a learning experience. After all, many people pay good money for practice exams that allow them to get familiar with what the experience of taking a certification exam will be like. You got this practice interview for free -- and if you're smart, you'll analyze it and use it to help you prepare for the next one.

Revised, Dec. 20, 2010; Original date of publication, 9/18/2003



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