| ||Ask HN: How does one have the mindset to study for coding interviews?|
52 points by lowiqengineer 5 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 51 comments |
|I'm considering starting a new job hunt, but I'm out of practice. Unlike most folks, I still haven't gotten into competitive companies after doing ~250 or so problems (perhaps because of my aforementioned IQ leading to an inability to problem solve), and I'm not interested in companies that do alternatives to coding interviews as they generally pay significantly worse than what I'm expecting, but whenever I do Leetcode problems I frequently dive into the depths of depression and self-harm because I often can't do Medium problems. I've done CTCI, but that isn't as effective in the market now.|
I'm genuinely concerned I might harm myself further if I attempt more study, but at the same time, I need to fix my compensation trajectory or else I'll be in the same boat later. What do you use to avoid this?
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