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Tech Interview Questions: Typing “google.com” in a browser

I’m putting together a series on common questions candidates face in technical screens. My hope is to give folks a leg up on how they can prepare, and secondarily any screeners better understand what they’re asking and how to improve for a better signal.No question (or answer) is perfect, but that shouldn’t stop us from exploring them. Feedback and constructive… Read more →

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Connecting with Recruiters, pt 2: External Recruiters

External recruiters, also referred to as third party, contingency, or agency recruiters, differ from internal recruiters as they work for a placement firm rather than a tech company directly. They still want well qualified candidates to put in front of an interview panel, but lacking the direct integration, they instead maintain a network of companies that are looking for candidates.… Read more →

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Connecting with Recruiters, pt 1: Internal Recruiters

Internal recruiters, sometimes called in-house or corporate recruiters, are hired by and work exclusively for the company you’re applying to. They’ll understand the needs of the specific business closely, as they’re developing a tighter relationship being on “the inside”. Along with this, they may have a bit of a marketing aspect to their work as well to help sell the… Read more →

Rethinking Best Practices

Best practices aren’t universal and the use of the term without deeper consideration can be problematic. They’re straightforward, simplistic answers to difficult questions. Quick answers can at times work in our favor, a way to avoid cognitive overhead and set a clear path to a solution. In fact, we regularly need shortcuts in our day to day work to be… Read more →

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Why I joined Jeli

At Jeli, we’re building the world’s best incident analysis tools. With decades of combined knowledge from our time at tech’s leading companies, we’ve developed deep insights into how users can better understand their shared experiences. We’ve seen these problems directly in our time as engineers throughout the stack. We’ve delved into countless incidents after the fact to make sense of… Read more →

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Even Experts Need Experts

Before moving to the suburbs, I had been living in NYC for 12+ years, so my skills with a set of tools aren’t extensive. There are lots of problems I could eventually fix with significant time and money invested into projects, as I do like my projects to tinker with, but I don’t have infinite resources to do all the… Read more →

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Code Schools and Bootcamps

Developing a tech focused background from an educational institution doesn’t require committing yourself to four years and sizable financial debt. Universities can be expensive and while a well rounded education can be incredibly beneficial, you may want a more focused learning experience concentrated on your area of interest. That’s where code schools come in. Code schools, also known as bootcamps,… Read more →