I took notes over the last 3 years as I was promoted up to Staff Engineer. Here’s what I learned.


A contemporaneous account of my 2018 interview gauntlet

The Night Before


A contemporaneous account of my 2018 interview gauntlet

The Morning Of


A contemporaneous account of my 2018 interview gauntlet

The Morning Of


A contemporaneous account of my 2018 interview gauntlet

The Morning Of


A contemporaneous account of my 2018 interview gauntlet

Ok, maybe “Giant” is pushing it, but it’s a multi-billion dollar company, at least!

The Morning Of


A contemporaneous account of my 2018 interview gauntlet. You can find Part 0 here.

The Morning Of


A contemporaneous account of my 2018 interview gauntlet, a six-weekday stretch in which I interviewed at LinkedIn, Yelp, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google

Maybe one day… home?

Intro


After spending the previous six years of my life in a tiny town for college and a Midwestern city for work, I moved to take a Software Engineering job at a large Bay Area tech company. Here are my takeaways, one year in.

The temperature ranges maybe 20ºF year-round. While that wasn’t the highlight of the last year, it was up there.


In the span of a week, I had job offers to work as a software engineer at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, LinkedIn, and Yelp. Here’s how I negotiated them.

What if I told you… that negotiating isn’t as scary as it sounds?

Bay Area Belletrist

twitter.com/bayareabell — DM me on Twitter if you have any questions on anything, iOS or otherwise. I’m no industry vet but I’ll help if I can :)

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