[BangPypers] First python interview

ashish makani ashish.makani at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 17:26:50 CEST 2013

Lots of great links & resources !
Thanks Krace for the great reddit links

Time complexity of operations on python data structures might be useful


All the best Avneesh !
Update this thread with the questions you got asked after the interview


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On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Dhananjay Nene
<dhananjay.nene at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Navin Kabra <navin at smriti.com> wrote:
> > If I were interviewing you, I would not really be checking your python
> > knowledge (unless you claimed to be good in Python in your resume). I
> > would really check how good you are in Java (your primary language), and
> > your general programming and problem solving skills.
> +1. I always prefer to ask someone what he is really good at and
> assuming one of the interviewing team has good exposure to that go
> really deep.
> I know this is not an answer to your question, but is more an aside -
> interviewing someone who claims limited knowledge or exposure to
> something is more often than not a futile exercise unless the
> candidate turns out really strong. If the candidate cannot answer the
> questions well, it is very hard to reach any reasonable assessment.
> So if I was the interviewer, I would really not worry about how much
> python you knew, but instead go after your java skills because thats
> what you've primarily worked on, and its your java knowledge that
> would be the decisive factor.
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