1. Always assess your current skills
The average front-end developer doesn’t have to know everything about every technology on the front end, but they do need to be familiar with a few key tools. When you’re asked a question in an interview, assess your skills and knowledge level; if you’re lacking, look up what you need to learn and make sure you get comfortable with it before your next interview.
2. How to ace back end questions
Study up on SQL and back-end languages such as Ruby, Python or Java. Also known as full stack developers, full stack programmers are responsible for both front-end and back-end aspects of a website. On top of knowing these languages inside and out, be sure to understand how user behavior flows through your applications – from landing on a webpage to sharing content on social media.
3. Best answer to where do you see yourself in 5 years
The right answer to these questions isn’t as easy as you might think. A good answer requires you to be honest, thoughtful, and realistic. Also, don’t forget that your interviewer is looking for more than just a recitation of facts; he or she wants to get a sense of who you are and where your career may take you in five years time. That said, there are some easy ways to give yourself an edge by being both polished and specific in your response
4. Study yourself thoroughly
What are your strengths and weaknesses? Sounds like a softball interview question, right? It’s not. Anyone who is familiar with software development interviews knows it’s actually an integral part of interviewing. The interviewer wants to get a sense of how self-aware you are as a candidate, how honest you can be about yourself, and how quickly you can think on your feet when under pressure.
5. Bonus tips & common mistakes