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    Stop Narrating Your Code Out Loud

    Stop Narrating Your Code Out Loud

    Interviewers can read code, not your mind. Unfortunately, hiring decisions often HINGE on how a candidate thinks.... or rather how they communicate their thoughts.

    Many candidates are given the generic advice to "share your thoughts out loud," but if you're trying to impress interviewers during a technical interview, that advice is not 👏🏼 good 👏🏼 enough 👏🏼

    In this video I share what you should be saying instead. I'm talking example phrases AND what your interviewer is honestly looking for and thinking. You may not be able to read their minds, either, but you can pretty dang close!

    0:00 - Honest intro
    1:01 - Why not narrate?
    2:59 - Narrating your thoughts out loud is not good enough
    Examples:
    3:29 - Taking a shortcut
    3:50 - Design decisions
    4:21 - Intentions when do something different
    5:00 - When you run your code, get more credit
    5:52 - Whenever there is an error or problem !!
    6:24 - THIS IS THE ONLY TIME 🤫
    7:47 - The last thing I'll say about narration 🤮

    - Mood by Lake from Infinity Train
    - Music by Dyalla and Gunnar Olsen

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    • 9 min
    Six Simple Steps to Stop Rambling in Interviews

    Six Simple Steps to Stop Rambling in Interviews

    Every interviewer, regardless of what they are supposed to be evaluating, will evaluate how you communicate. I've been to countless hiring decision debriefs where interviewers mentioned a candidate's rambling as a negative.

    In this video I give you six ways to stop rambling, which you can immediately use to leave a stronger impression in interviews.

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    • 7 min
    No Risk Negotiation Phrase?

    No Risk Negotiation Phrase?

    I was recently asked how to negotiate if the initial offer exceeds one's expectations, which is especially likely if you were previously underpaid, or are the first in your community to go into tech and encounter these kinds of compensation packages. How do you ensure you don't leave money on the table without risking an otherwise fantastic offer getting rescinded?

    In my experience, offers don't get rescinded if you go about the negotiation in the right way, meaning: be polite, be direct, and most importantly have a real-time conversation.

    It might feel easier to write an email, but that short, stressful negotiation conversation can be a game-changer.

    In this video I role play the conversation so that you can practice ahead of time, and be less stressed and more effective in a real negotiation.

    Try it on for size, and let me know how it goes.

    VIDEO LINKS:
    ☆ Don't Let These Six Obstacles Stop You From Negotiating Job Offers:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDoltVg6xhw
    ☆ 22 Phrases to Successfully Negotiate Salary After Receiving a Job Offer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiDcUaoODJE

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    • 3 min
    Interview Tricks: Arrays

    Interview Tricks: Arrays

    There are a ton of interview questions for software engineers and data scientists that involve two dimensional arrays.

    In this video I show you my favorite interview tricks for arrays: doing index math rather than sequential iteration.

    I cover everything you need to be successful:
    - How to recognize these problems in the wild regardless of the domain or wording
    - The most useful algorithms for solving these problems
    - Code snippets and tricks to reduce implementation errors and increase speed

    Table of Contents
    0:36 - Trick for 1D array
    1:51 - 2D Array: recognize varied problem domains
    3:09 - Trick for finding nearest neighbors
    6:57 - Trick for finding geometric neighbors
    7:30 - Trick for blob detection

    See the YouTube video description for timestamp links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvIjVmlyZy0

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    • 9 min
    Ultimate PROBLEM SOLVING GUIDE for Acing Programming Interviews

    Ultimate PROBLEM SOLVING GUIDE for Acing Programming Interviews

    Advice like "clarify the question" and "write pseudocode" is a good place to start, but it's not where you want to end if you're trying to impress an interviewer with your problem solving skills. How do you actually SOLVE the problem?

    In this video I dive deep into all of the steps -- and problem solving strategies -- you need in order to ace a high-bar coding interview. Watch this video if the feedback(lol) you're getting from rejections isn't helpful, and/or you want an honest explanation of what your interviewer is looking for.

    In addition to challenging one-size-fits-all advice, I address the crux of the problem solving coding interview: coming up with a solution while managing risk and limited time.

    01:04 - STEP 1: UNDERSTAND the problem
    02:22 - Example
    02:46 - Edge cases
    04:31 - Invalid input?

    05:55 - STEP 2: SOLVE the problem
    06:51 - Sketch
    07:16 - Pattern match
    08:55 - Work backwards
    09:52 - Break it down 🐝🐝🐝

    11:43 - STEP 3: COMMUNICATE your solution
    Deep dive into communication techniques with examples of explaining different algorithms using different tools

    Skip ahead to the COMMUNICATION HIERARCHY ⭐⭐⭐
    19:20 - Verbal
    19:35 - Walk through
    20:10 - Pseudocode

    21:16 - STEP 4: IMPLEMENT your solution
    23:02 - Run incrementally
    24:19 - Use methods
    25:37 - Magic methods

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    Dubstep bee and Kipo art inspired by Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.

    • 27 min
    Candidate Q&A - Part 3: Portfolios and getting noticed (recorded live)

    Candidate Q&A - Part 3: Portfolios and getting noticed (recorded live)

    Recording from last week's live Q&A. This is Part 3: Portfolios, and getting noticed:
    0:05 - Is a portfolio important? Is Github enough?
    2:32 - The #1 most impressive project you can do for any job
    3:52 - What if a hiring manager doesn't understand code?

    CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE Q&A:
    ☆ Part 1: Getting Internships
    What are actionable things you can do to find an internship? What if you're not currently a student?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1jSWJZ43Qs&list=PLY0uEDNh-HardKF2j3CxlwwV1Gf6zTx5K

    ☆ Part 2: Negotiations gone awry and how to fix them
    I answer a BUNCH of questions about negotiations, including talking about raises and promotions:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFpELzBGgs0&list=PLY0uEDNh-HardKF2j3CxlwwV1Gf6zTx5K

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    • 5 min

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