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Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice. When you’re in town stand outside the theatre and see how the people differ in the way they get out of taxis or motor cars. There are a thousand ways to practice. And always think of other people.

—Hemingway on writing, via Brainpickings. (via chaddickerson)

Good advice for anyone.

Interviewing is about showing not about knowing

bricin:

moishelettvin:

allowedtoapply:

The onsite technical part of an interview is terrifying. Someone is going to stare at you while you try to write code! They’re going to see you type and how you think.

Let me tell you a thing that shouldn’t be a secret - mostly they don’t expect you to actually finish writing working code in that…

Also to make it easier, practice beforehand! Especially if you’re going to be coding on the whiteboard.

Should go without saying but interviewing is like any skill.. practice helps. If you’ve been at one company for several years odds are you are rusty. Find a friend. Or better talk to a bunch of recruiters; think of these as practice for the one job you *really* want.

Yup, nothing wrong with interviewing to keep your options open and your skills fresh.

Interviewing is about showing not about knowing

allowedtoapply:

The onsite technical part of an interview is terrifying. Someone is going to stare at you while you try to write code! They’re going to see you type and how you think.

Let me tell you a thing that shouldn’t be a secret - mostly they don’t expect you to actually finish writing working code in that…

Also to make it easier, practice beforehand! Especially if you’re going to be coding on the whiteboard.

ridepdw:

This Friday. And you can still donate to help Chris Igleheart with his medical expenses here.

Give Chris a hand!

ridepdw:

This Friday. And you can still donate to help Chris Igleheart with his medical expenses here.

Give Chris a hand!