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Fredrik’s front-end quick read #4

Everyone who has applied for a job has gone through the hiring process. The process might differ slightly between companies (and countries), but they all have in common that the potential employer wants to know if you’re the man/woman for the job.

As a consultant, you go through this process more often that most people. That is why I wanted to focus this quick read on “getting hired”.

Here are some articles that I found useful.

1. De-Coding the Front-end Development Interview Process

As a consultant working for a bigger consultancy company, there are some steps in the process you are usually excluded from (e.g. hourly rate discussions).

Although this article covers the ”entire process”, rather than the shorter consultant hire process, you should still read it. She has some really good pieces of advice in there.

1. An FBI Behaviour Expert Explains How to Quickly Build Trust With Anyone

On the street where I grew up, one of my neighbors used to say to my brother and I: Look me in the eyes boy, otherwise I might think you are lying.

Needless to say – We found him to be a bit scary. In retrospect: he was a very kind man and it turned out he gave us some really good advice!

Lean forward and maintain eye contact while discussing, it conveys engagement, while leaning backwards signals uninterest. It’s in the details my friends!

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

3. Algorithms in JavaScript

This is quite a heavy read. I recommend the section “Popular Algorithm Questions”.

4. 50 Things You Should Know Before Going to a JavaScript Developer Job Interview

No worries, it’s not as complex as the title sounds. The interview questions stated in this article are good food for thought. Remember, no one knows everything. (At least I didn’t)

5. How to write Unmaintainable Code

Don’t do this during an interview.. ?

Thanks for reading and happy coding! ❤️

/Fredrik, Senior Front-end developer @ Bouvet and co-creator of Sketch2React

Psst, I also highly recommend Juan’s Design Digest (He’s the other 50% of Sketch2React)

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