Grokking the Behavioral Interview
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Inspired by this article from localghost.dev, I’ve decided to write my own, but with a twist. In this article, I’ll be outlining some tips for improving your googling skills and also sharing the things that I’ve googled in the past week as a Software Engineer. This should be interesting, right? Let’s find out!
Google serves as a large database for every information you need in the world. You can find anything on there regardless if it is related to tech or not. In our case, I’ll be focusing on the tech aspect of this topic. I have been a developer now for almost three years, and one thing that I know is that I don’t know everything. In my daily work life as a developer, I tend to seek answers from Google. I use Google to look up how to write a specific syntax or even to check the meaning of an array. This information is available to me and it is normal to look up things I’m not certain of or seek help if I encounter a bug. One of the key skills you need as a developer is the ability to effectively search for a solution to a problem or error.
site: sitenameto your search so that it returns results only from that site.
Searching for titles using intitle, text using intext: You can refine your search to only return texts or titles from a specific site. This will help drill down the results to return exactly what you’re searching for. When searching for a title, you can use
intitle: as a prefix and
intext: for text in the body of the site.
Now that I have covered some tips to help you improve your googling skills, I’ll share some terms I googled in the past week.
The idea for writing this is to show you that not every developer is a 10x engineer. We all look up and Google things at one point or another, and I also read somewhere that it’s better to know what and how to Google than to spend time cramming. I can tell you what I know googling skills can do for you in your career once you master the art, but I’ll let you figure it out for yourself. You will be glad that you did.
Closing this article with a meme I found on Google (get it? 😉).