Either way, it encourages conformity at a time when we need to engender a more welcoming community and industry. Especially for those just starting their career, this can be a very intimidating and stressful aspect of the interview process. In many ways, you can typify it as a high-stakes quiz, where the consequences of not passing are not landing the job. So, you can naturally guess what happens next: You get candidates studying for the test, but not for the knowledge that ultimately makes them more capable. The success of published books and the number of upvotes on this Reddit thread shows us there is a focus in this direction amongst job candidates. From a practicing professionals standpoint, I view such a focus as a distraction. about hisIm much more interested in a candidate advancing their side projects than studying up for such a quiz. So, whats a job seeker to do? 1. Assimilate. Most boot camps and intensive training programs will teach you enough of this material to be successful in such an interview situation.
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