How (badly) did my technical interview go? (Facebook)
I've had a screening interview and a technical interview at Facebook. The screening interview went great, the technical interview not as well. I've yet to hear back from Facebook and probably won't for another week, but in the meantime I'm trying to figure out how badly I did.
I was asked one question, not a simple "reverse a linked list" question, but not "implement this esoteric algorithm." It was my first technical interview. The short story: I spent the whole time on one problem, which isn't terrible in and of itself, and missed a much easier solution. I think I showed solid thought process and understanding in other ways though.
Long story: In normal interviews, you don't want to leave any silence. For some reason, this being my first technical interview, I had the same instinct. I kept talking so much about my thought process that instead of thinking critically about it, my brain just went into auto-pilot. I think I was pretty clearly nervous.
I'm a college Freshmen, but I have a pretty impressive resume. I've been programming all sorts of projects since middle school. I genuinely believe that I am qualified for the internship program. I've done an enormousness amount of program (much more than some college comp. sci seniors). The Facebook recruiter was really enthusiastic about my resume.
So, be honest, how screwed am I? What are my chances of getting a second technical interview? (I think I'd do much better)
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