Tips for Preparing for a Code Interview

Well done! Your application has earned you an interview; now, your success at interviews will determine whether you get hired. However, it would help if you were fully prepared before the interview. 

Code interviews can be nerve-wracking, but you can increase your chances of success with the proper preparation. We at Rubies Tech would like to share some tips for preparing for code interviews. 

 Here are five tips to help you ace your following code interview:

Never forget your root.

This means knowing your basics. Review fundamental concepts such as data structures, algorithms, and problem-solving techniques. Ensure you’re comfortable with common data structures like arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and sorting and searching algorithms. 

Practice! Practice!! Practice!!!

Practice enough coding problems—endeavor to solve coding problems regularly on platforms like LeetCode, HackerRank, or CodeSignal. Focus on solving problems in your target language(s) and aim for balance across the difficulty levels.

You can also practice mock interviews with friends, classmates, or mentors to simulate actual interview conditions and understand how it works before D-day. 

In addition, and are two websites that can help you practice for your interview virtually. 

Composure is important

Remember that during interviews, you are being evaluated not only on your technical skills but also your problem-solving ability, cultural fit, and communication skills. Hence, staying calm, collected, and confident is necessary. 

Maintain a positive attitude and confidently approach each interview question with ease—you know, with the confidence of one who selected the guys in the interview panel. Remember that interviewers evaluate your technical skills as well as your problem-solving ability, communication skills, and cultural fit.  

Stay Updated

You never want to avoid being caught off guard, so stay on top of your game and stay updated. Stay updated on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in software development. Also, stay abreast of new tools, frameworks, and libraries relevant to your field of interest.

Beyond the lines of code

Be prepared for behavioral questions about past projects and experiences. They shouldn’t be the only ones to ask the questions, research the company, and prepare thoughtful questions for them, too. 


In IT screening processes, there are only two ways about it – you are either accepted or rejected.  If you adhere to our tips, you’ve already aced the interview. So, get ready for resumption the following week.

Written by: Abdulateef Badmus

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