interview-resources - A non-overwhelming list of resources for tech interviews.

Created at: 2022-09-14 23:43:36

Interview Resources

This repo was initially home to the just the "external resources" listed below, but has since grown a bit as I'm starting to include some opinionated advice for approaching software development interview prep as well. So far, I have written the following:

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External Resources

I find big lists overwhelming. Here's a non-overwhelming list of resources I use for software development interview prep.


These handbooks aim to cover all aspects of tech interview prep.

Resource Description Link
Tech Interview Handbook Detailed handbook covering many technical interview topics in depth. Link
Front-end Interview Handbook By the same author of the Tech Interview Handbook but aimed at front-end engineers. Link

Behavioral interviews

Ace your behavioral interviews with these resources.

Resource Description Link
Jeff H. Sipe's YouTube channel A recruiter who spent 5 years at Google talks about recommended responses to behavioral questions. Link
Top 30 behavioral interview questions Behavioral questions from the Tech Interview Handbook to practice. Link

Leetcode-style interviews

Tackle those pesky algorithm and coding challenges.

Resource Description Link
Leetcode The site after which these interviews are named. In my opinion, this is where you should be doing the bulk of your practicing. Link
Neetcode Practice the Neetcode 150 and the Blind 75 using this checklist. Link
Neetcode YouTube channel Just phenomenal explanations of leetcode solutions. These are linked from within the Neetcode checklist mentioned above as well. Link
Grind 75 The creator of the Blind 75 created a new list and a website that helps you plan your studies. I didn't use this resource during my search but it seems nice. Link
Big O Cheatsheet Time and space complexity of the most popular algorithms used in Leetcode challenges Link

System design interviews

Crack the system design interview

Resource Description Link
The System Design Primer on Github Guide for prepping system design interviews and includes flash cards for studying. Link
The System Design Interview for IT Companies Another Github-based guide for system design interviews. Link
The RADAD framework A good framework for progressing through system design interviews from the Front-end Interview Handbook. Link
31 system design interview questions A good collection of system design interview questions to practice. Link

Technical knowledge interviews

Good resources for brushing up on technical knowledge questions.

Resource Description Link
Front-end Developer Interview Questions on Github A very comprehensive list of front-end developer technical knowledge questions. Link
Backend Developer Interview Questions on Github A list of backend developer technical knowledge questions Link
A Googler's front-end interview questions Questions one Googler mentions are his go-to for senior candidates. Link

Other useful resources

Don't quite fit into a category but they're important!

Resource Description Link
Hiring Without Whiteboards on Github Hate leetcode-style interviews? This is a list of companies that use other ways of assessing candidates. Link
Glassdoor Look up company reviews, see if people complain about work-life balance, investigate what a company's interview process looks like. Link Crowdsourced data on compensation for many tech companies. Use this to determine whether you should even apply to a company or if it likely won't meet your salary needs. Link

Contributing to this list

I'm happy to discuss adding resources to this list, but one of my goals is to keep it lean. I find really large lists to be unapproachable. If you'd still like to recommend a resource, create an issue and I'll review it. Just a fair warning that I will be very discerning before adding things to the list!