我是如何从一个CS刷题废到拿下亚马逊全职offer的?(二)

三月 26, 2020

我是如何从一个CS刷题废到拿下亚马逊全职offer的?(二)

亚马逊导师:想要就努力争取

上一期主要讲了大学时期自己的状态,对刷题莫名的畏惧,导致基础知识的不扎实,最终拿到的人生第一份全职也不甚理想。

第一份工作主要还是薪资和地点不理想。工作地点是在Kansas City,其实是城市,但毕竟不在东西海岸。

而薪资就不必多说了,工作毕竟最根本的还是为了拿钱的,成就感就更不必说了,上班而已。

在意识到这一份工作并不是自己所追求的,我开始尝试改变它,改变自己的状态也改变自己的生活。

总结来说做了两方面的努力。

一方面我需要拿到面试:对于在职的人,领英上HR message找到你是最好的一个方法,因为你都不需要投简历。

当时有一个困难,LinkedIn 上的美国HR一般会按地理位置就近找人,比如纽约的公司给地点是美东的人发信。而Kansas city 只能收到当地的公司。

所以我快到要换工作的时候用了一个伎俩,把LinkedIn profile 上的地点改成了湾区两周,又改成了纽约两周,正好纽约高盛就来联系我了。

另外毕竟工作了以后,面试时候行为面试和聊天也就有了素材,一定程度上提升了讲故事和沟通能力。

第二方面是刷题,准备其他面试的时候就刷了一些,当时我是上了一个网课,记了笔记。

当时还没有自己练的很熟练,但至少对知识点有了系统的认知,面上了高盛并为以后面上互联网公司打下了基础。

其实我的第二份工作是高盛的软件工程师,但是时间比较短,另外亚马逊面试的准备更有效果,所以就讲这个了。

当年面高盛的时候我已经上过了网课,了解了那些是知识点和典型题,但是依然缺乏练习。

刷题对小部分数理逻辑训练强的同学是不需要太多练习的,因为他们举一反三的能力特别强,可以总结出共性,见到相似题也能想出来。

而对大部分同学来说,一定程度的训练(两三百道题)是有必要的。但是也得做到边练习边总结,完全的题海是没有效果的。这一点和准备高考数学是类似的。

所以当时,我就顺着知识点,从典型题和高频题开始,每天练习2小时,晚上一回家就开始刷题。

一开始的半个月我有点打退堂鼓,毕竟刷题是个无聊又费脑的事。

但逐渐开始我喜欢上了刷题:我开始理解了知识点,并且开始能独立处理变形题的思路:通过比较相似题的共性和不同。思考与实战的结合让我越学越有自信,到后面甚至刷题有了快感~  

其实这个心态中间是有波折的:

一个月左右的时候会出现不实在的自信 ,自我感觉很好,但在做题的时候所显示出的结果明显水平还没有达到。

然后难题做不出来,逐渐会丧失掉自信,进入有些苦行的瓶颈期(类似两千年初的互联网寒冬),但是坚持下去,真实水平提升又重新提升了自信,但这次是有真材实料做支撑的。

那么,我在70%ready的时候,开始跟联系我的Amazon HR说,我想来面试了。

从拿到面试到最终面试的20天里,我进行了最后的突击:在Leetcode上集中做Amazon的高频题,查漏补缺。

以上是我所在准备面试期间所做得努力,下一期将会正式给同学们讲讲亚马逊面试到底是什么样的流程?

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我是如何从一个CS刷题废到拿下亚马逊全职offer的?(二)

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