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Advice for a web developer interview.

Hey guys got a wed developer interview coming up and I was hoping I could get some advice on what to focus on. It's an entry level job for IBM, I've finished the web developers section on tree house, and am currently working through javascript on code academy. Sooooo any thoughts?

5 Answers

Andre' Jones
Andre' Jones
26,671 Points

Do you have any college training or anything other than online resources? Good luck and tell us how it goes.

I do have a bachelor's in computer information systems in which I did take some classes on web and graphic design, and now I'm currently going for my masters in computer science.

Andre' Jones
Andre' Jones
26,671 Points

Oh ok cool. Good luck be prepared to think, im not a web developer but I know they like to ask a question that test your ability to solve a problem. u shouldnt have a problem though you'll get the job. I had heard of people being self taught getting jobs in programming and web dev. I believe it can happen.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

You didn't really specify what sort of advice you are looking for. In terms of technical stuff, I think at this point anything new would just be the interview equivalent of cramming for a test.

So here are some interview tips instead:

Put you google skills to use and research the department & position

  • Relax
  • Eat a good dinner the night before
  • Then Get a good night sleep
  • Arrive 15 minutes early

  • Bring

    • a printed copy of your resume
    • Pad of paper
    • pen
  • 5 written down questions to ask in the intereview

Then cram I shall!

Check out sites like glassdoor for some insight on the interviews for IBM and other companies. You'll have to take everything with a grain of salt as some reviews are spot on and other reviews are no so much. I haven't never been on a web developer interview but for software(desktop, etc) developer interviews, I came across data structures and algorithm questions along with and other general interview questions and coding stuff. Other than that, be prepared to talk about any projects you've done and such.

Thanks I'll, look into that.

Thanks for the advice, the interview went great and I hope to hear from them in 1 to 2 weeks. Was a little worried at first but that must have had something to do with me starting the morning at 4 a.m.