Interview review — End of week 11
Other than that some high points were how easily I was able to talk about 2 different ways to solve a proposed problem with user notifications. One of which seemed to be the way that one of the business analysts who was attending the interview had solved the problem before. I guess I should set the stage a little too… let’s rewind a bit.
I got there early and messaged Rebecca, who works for the recruiting firm who set up the interview. She met me and escorted me into the office. We talked for a bit while they got the meeting room set up. The team lead was going to to be with us through teleconference. I asked Rebecca how many people were interviewing for the job and she said they only had two candidates right now although they might find more in the future. Apparently they do need to fill the job because they had a backlog of tickets, hopefully this means they will choose a candidate quickly. Also Rebecca said that the person who worked this job before, worked here for a year before he moved on to another position.
I was able to explain my experience with a lot of the other important tools that I will be using on this job such as writing SQL queries. Although I wish I had explained how I used them to debug the backend to my final project. I just didn’t think of it when I was telling them the story of how I had first learned SQL queries and practiced on an SQLite database, and then used an ORM - Sequelize to create my Node.js backend.