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It's mostly a matter of chance, TBH. You miss 100% of shots you don't take. It took me two attempts to get in, first time I was being stupid during phone screen so it went no further. I was a SWE, but it's not generally a problem to switch. As a SWE you can even switch temporarily for 6 months to really understand how systems work, and what not to do when building them.

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