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Totally agree. I suck at interviewing and freeze up on the spot. Even on-site coding tests I'm not great at. Give me the time to sit back in my own comfortable environment and I'm confident I can solve 95% coding problems (and reasonably quickly).

I've been involved in a lot of hiring and I always advocate a choice of a couple of fairly in-depth (maybe 4-6 hours) take-home coding problems. I think people should be paid for their time on these as well.

I’ve got a friend who is a lot like you. I’ve worked with him, so genuinely know he’s good, but he sucks at interviews. He freezes up and can’t answer simple technical things, things he knows and has successfully done often. Some people simply suck at interviews.

I think practice help with this "Some people simply suck at interviews".

If you practice at home, after work, try with other companies before applying the ones you really wants and you will improve your interview skills by a lot.

Absolutely. Pretty much everything we do can be improved with practice.

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