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Tips required for preparing for a not too familiar programming job interview

thejwal pavithran
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Hey guys I have been able to clear the first round interview for a job.The first round was programming in any language which I was able to clear..now I have a face to face interview day after tomorrow. Below are the requirements of the job:

Analytics Developer required

1.The applicant should have had programming experience in any of the procedural programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python, Perl, Visual C++.

They must be a Mathematics Graduate or should have at least a Bachelors degree in Engineering with knowledge of Basic Arithmetic, Algebra, Equation solving, Trigonometry, Statistical Analysis, Real Analysis, Differential Calculus, Probability.

Should be aware of basic utilities/commands, regular expressions for string search and manipulation etc and proficient with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office.

Applicant must also have the aptitude to grasp and learn new softwares (like Mathematica, for example), languages (like kml, for example) quickly. We will provide the training and provide ample time to slot in into the new environment.

Please give me tips to prepare for the interview..i am an average guy in math with decent programming skills.any advice is welcome..Its the math part here which im intimidated about.


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Jayesh A Lalwani
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2 words:- Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/

Khan Academy has a bunch of videos that help you learn math. There are lot of videos, and it;s highly unlikely you will go through all of them in 2 days. However, there are lot of practice tests, that you can grit your teeth and blow through in 2 days on the handful of subjects that you are interested in. If you don't have the math skills on those subjects, you won't be able to learn them in 2 days. You can use the practice tests to refresh your memory

Have you done calculus before? Do you remember any of it? There's no way you can learn calculus in 2 days. You'll have to be a robot who says Input! More Input!!! to learn calculus in 2 days. If you haven;t done calculus before, I suggest being honest and say you don't know Calculus
fred rosenberger
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My advice would be to not try and fake your way into a position you are not qualified for. If you learn just enough to pass the interview, you will quickly be exposed once you are hired, which can lead to termination. That then shows up as a black mark on your c.v.

Go to the interview, be confident of what you know, and honest about what you don't know.


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thejwal pavithran
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Have you done calculus before? Do you remember any of it? There's no way you can learn calculus in 2 days. You'll have to be a robot who says Input! More Input!!! to learn calculus in 2 days. If you haven;t done calculus before, I suggest being honest and say you don't know Calculus


fred rosenberger wrote:My advice would be to not try and fake your way into a position you are not qualified for. If you learn just enough to pass the interview, you will quickly be exposed once you are hired, which can lead to termination. That then shows up as a black mark on your c.v.

Go to the interview, be confident of what you know, and honest about what you don't know.



The thing is that i have studied these things in school. studying math during engineering was more of a ritual. Trying to cram things yesterday did make me feel maybe this one is not for me.
 
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