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The Complete SWE Technical Interview Guide from Educative + Hired

Mar 01, 2023 - 4 min read
Tate Dorman

We’re excited to announce that Educative has partnered with Hired to create a free technical interview guide. This free, downloadable guide walks you through the process of preparing for and executing a technical interview, and breaks down the steps you can take to get hired at a company you’ll love.

We know what it’s like to prepare for technical interviews in the software industry. It can be challenging to even know where to begin. We collaborated with our partners at Hired to create a guide to help kickstart your interview prep journey. By demystifying the technical interview and providing a prep plan, our guide is a reference for what technical topics to review, how much time you should spend reviewing, and how to respond during a real interview.

This free guide is aimed specifically at front-end, back-end, and full stack developers, but it provides planning advice and resources that translate to other software engineering disciplines.

Arm yourself with a complete interview prep plan.

Access The Complete Software Engineer Technical Interview Guide today.

Educative + Hired

Educative and Hired’s shared mission is to provide candidates with high-quality resources and industry-specific information.

Educative’s developer-focused online platform teaches new skills, future-proofs your career, and helps you land your dream job. Hired fosters connections between ambitious people and teams. By flipping the script on job applications, they help professional developers grow their careers by letting their profiles do the talking.

Combined, Educative and Hired are here to empower the next generation of software engineers to take control of their career development. Being a software engineer means being a lifelong learner. It’s time consuming trying to keep up with engineering trends and technologies, not to mention the larger landscape of the tech business. We know firsthand that you should take all the help you can get, so we’ll always be here to support your career.

The Complete Software Engineer Technical Interview Guide

Educative and Hired worked together to create a guide that walks you through the entire technical interview. While we focus on front-end, back-end, and full stack development, our interview prep roadmap is easily adaptable into other disciplines. The guide is broken down into four sections. Let’s briefly go over what each one offers.

1. How to prepare

This section walks you through an example preparation plan for almost any technical interview scenario.

One of the best things you can do for technical interviews is giving yourself adequate time to prepare. Not only do we list topics that you should be prepared for, but we showed you how to plan your review with a thorough timeline. Technical interviews are a scary process, but with the right game plan you can tackle a full docket of prep work one week at a time.

2. What employers are looking for

This section differentiates what a technical interview may look like for each web developer discipline (front-end, back-end, and full stack).

Beyond highlighting specific skills and technologies that potential employers like to see, this section includes example questions. Use these questions to gauge your preparedness and find out how to get ahead of the interviewer. Have anecdotes from your experience ready to address relevant accomplishments.

3. Common mistakes to avoid

While there are too many potential mistakes to go over all of them, we cover some of the most crucial ones. It’s generally not the best idea to dwell on everything that could go wrong. But by knowing where others have faltered, you can adopt a careful and deliberate mindset to avoid common pitfalls.

4. A compilation of useful resources

Covering everything you’ll need to know for a technical interview in one downloadable guide isn’t possible. This last section is a directory to some of Educative’s very best interview prep resources. After the planning is done, it’s time to put in the prep work!

Start your dream career today

We know the path forward is daunting, but every journey begins with a single step. Even in times of economic uncertainty, know that Educative and Hired have your back. We’re here to help empower you to reach your full potential. With this Complete Software Engineer Technical Interview Guide, you can be positive you’re on the right track, and with enough diligent preparation, you can make your professional dreams a reality.

Happy learning!


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