Almost three years ago I made a big decision: I wanted to start my own business. The same business who’s webpage you’re reading right now. I set out to help software engineers get great at job interviews so that they could land the jobs they wanted.
Having been through the interview process several times myself, I figured that I had a good amount of knowledge to offer and immediately started making Youtube videos to share that information.
Things got off to an okay start. Over the year and a half that followed, I had some slow growth. It was enough to convince me in 2017 to quit my job and focus on my business full time.
Then, in late 2017, several months after I had left my cushy job as a software engineer, the business started to take off!
What changed? Obviously I had more time to focus on the business, which helped, but didn’t account for the massive shift I was seeing.
The biggest thing that I did in 2017 to help my business was to hire a coach.
Hiring a coach completely changed everything about my business. For the first time, I had guidance from someone who had been where I was trying to go and could guide me in the right direction. I was able to ask questions, put together plans, discuss strategy, and know that I was on the right path.
If you look behind the scenes at people who are successful in any field, you will see a coach or mentor there helping them.
LeBron James has a coach. Justin Timberlake has a vocal coach. Mark Zuckerberg has mentors (basically the same thing).
All of these people work with coaches or mentors because they realize that working with someone who has done it before or can give them an outside perspective is the best way for them to improve.
In the same way, if you want to become truly great at anything, you should find a great coach.
Coding interviews are no exception.
When I work with clients, they seek me out because they want to become the best at interviewing. They want to be able to land jobs at companies like Google and Facebook and are unwilling to settle for anything less. And by working with me, many of them are able to do just that.
Hiring me as a coach, my clients are able to get all of the support they need to truly excel at interviewing and get the job that they deserve.
Have you ever struggled with a practice interview problem and had no idea how to get started? Or maybe you got started and then got hopelessly stuck in the middle? Has this ever happened to you in an actual interview?
When my clients come across a problem like this, we are able to sit down and figure out exactly why they are getting stuck. We can break down the problem to figure out where the gaps are in their reasoning and knowledge so that they never get stuck on problems like that again.
Do you ever wonder what the hell you should even expect in your interview?
I’ve been through interviews with many large tech companies, including Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and had clients interview for these and many more, so I know what to expect. I can answer any questions that you might have, and I know exactly where to find the answers if I don’t already know.
Do you ever wonder whether the way that you’re studying is even effective?
I’ve worked with dozens of students and seen what works and what doesn’t. I can help you put together a foolproof plan and audit any existing plan that you might have.
When prepping for interviews, there tends to be a lot of uncertainty. Hiring a great coach can kick that uncertainty in the butt so you know exactly what to expect, how to prepare, and how to ace your interview.