Breaking into software engineering can be extremely difficult. As a hiring manager I have interviewed hundreds of junior candidates, so let’s talk about what I look for in a Junior candidate and what helps separate you from the pack.

Why do you want to be an engineer?:

This is probably the most common interview question in the phone screening phase of the interview process.

It’s great if you want to save the world or cure world hunger but as a hiring manager that is not the answer I’m looking for. I want to hear why software is the skill set/career…

Andrew Heffernan

Director of Engineering at Validity Inc

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