| ||Ask HN: SDE Interviews getting more difficult?|
2 points by Ancalagon 4 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments |
|Hey HN, I’ve been on the interview grind for a couple of months now. Made it to four final rounds, and no offers. This in huge contrast to my last job hunt experience two years ago when I had multiple offers in hand after just three final round interviews.|
Has anyone else noticed interviews getting harder? And I don’t just mean leetcode, but most final rounds now are longer (more interviews overall), and require multiple systems design and plenty of leetcode M/H. I just finished (and failed) a set of 8(!) interviews for a senior SDE position.
Maybe this is just because I’m now aiming for a higher tier of pay or experience (senior roles vs. non-senior) and need to seriously up my game, but grinding all of the leetcode and systems design, looking up companies, asking relevant questions, had really started weighing down on my personal time outside of work (~40hrs/wk). Wondering what others feel.
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