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How to Rock a Developer Phone Interview

We wrote a popular series of posts last year on how to rock Palantir on-site interviews. However, this advice does you no good if you don’t make it past the first hurdle: the phone interview. In this post, I’d like to give you some simple tips to maximize your chances on the phone interview.

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The UI Design Interview

Comic courtesy of XKCD, via Creative Commons License Our frontend engineering candidates go through many of the same types of interviews as our backend candidates, i.e., algo and coding. But because they’ll be building the user-facing parts of our system, we want to make sure candidates have some design chops as well. Hence the UI [...]

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How to Rock a Systems Design Interview

Comic courtesy of XKCD, via Creative Commons License Note: this third installment in our series on doing your best in interviews. Previously: “How to Rock an Algorithms Interview” and “The Coding Interview”. One interview that candidates often struggle with is the systems design interview. Even if you know your algorithms and write clean code, that [...]

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The Coding Interview

Note: this part is part two of our series on doing your best in interviews. Part one: “How to Rock an Algorithms Interview”. Here at Palantir algorithms are important, but code is our lifeblood. We live and die by the quality of the code we ship. It’s no surprise, then, that coding ability is what [...]

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How to Rock an Algorithms Interview

Comic courtesy of XKCD, via Creative Commons License We do a lot of interviewing at Palantir, and let me tell you: it’s hard. I don’t mean that we ask tough questions (although we do). I mean that the task of evaluating a candidate is hard. The problem? Given a whiteboard and one hour, determine whether [...]

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