Getting ready for the immersive interview
I’ve finished the MakerPrep course and am now getting ready for the interview for the immersive program. My interview is on Friday. I’m very nervous as 95% don’t get in on their first interview. Last week I did a mock interview, as part of the MakerPrep course, and I passed it with flying colours BUT it only covered the first quarter of what the actual interview will cover.
Me and algorithms are not yet fast friends and I know that there will be a significant “go up to the whiteboard and write out and explain the solution for X hideous problem.” I’m not fast with solving algorithm challenges under the most relaxed of circumstances (console.log() is my best friend with attempting them and figuring out where I’m going wrong, and dear old console will be not be with me at a whiteboard). When I am nervous, everything dealing with logic just takes a brain vacation. “Logical thinking has just exited the building on the way to board a plane to the Bahamas. Uh, Um, What The Hell, and What’s My Name Again? have now stepped in to replace it.”
Yeah. I keep telling myself to breathe and that if I don’t pass it the first time, I can re-interview for the later cohort starting in October. It is like having the option of a Moed Bet exam if you screw up on the Moed Aleph. I always disapproved of the whole Moed Bet thing (in the real world, like with an interview for a job, you don’t get a ‘do-over’), but now I’m looking at the idea of it with a great deal more fondness.