Win The Interview Game

I have to tell you that it was an awesome read, an excellent job with a lot of valuable insights!
Daniel Moka
Senior Software Engineer
It isn't just a book with ideas, but it's the manual to land your dream job. It's a step-by-step system to implement and win.
Reza Lavarian
Software Engineer

A proven and reusable system for any developer who wants to go from being unemployed and fearing a job interview person to getting multiple job offers and having a crystal-clear understanding of how to ace software engineer job interviews.

Because here is the most important fact...

A 3-hour interview will decide the next 1-3 years of your life.

How you behave during these 3 hours – what you say and how you negotiate your offer – will decide not only how much you will earn but also what your life will be like in the next couple of years.

The funny thing? These 3 hours are really just a game.

Yes, a software engineer interview and the whole preparation process are a game. And if you don't know how to play it, your chances of winning the game are pretty low.

So how can you learn how to play the game?

Most books about software engineer interviews tell you that you need to know the rules and...obviously teach you these rules. But knowing the rule doesn't guarantee that you will win. Knowing the rules doesn't guarantee that you won't do something "wrong." It only guarantees that you will play better than someone else who might not know them. But knowing how to play better is not equal to knowing how to win.

So what guarantees a win?

The winning strategy.

When you know when, where, and what to do in order to win. When you need to find the hidden doorway that gets you through to the 2nd level or when you need a special weapon to defeat the last boss. That's what guarantees victory. To win the game you need a winning strategy, in other words, you need a system which will take you from the first level to the castle with the princess and help you defeat everyone on your way. A system that gives you the WIN.

A step-by-step system that produces repeatable results

A system that doesn't rely on chance

A system that ensures you do nothing "wrong”

A system that helps you to ace a software engineer job interview and land you a dream job.

Every clever person knows the importance of systems with predictable results. And you probably already understand that we're going to talk about this kind system, am I right?

But...

First, I want to introduce myself and tell you about the journey I went on through to create this system.

I have to tell you that it was an awesome read, an excellent job with a lot of valuable insights!! Especially liked the different pieces of practical advice, custom formulas, and frameworks. To be honest I also learned many! And of course the integration-test story! Awesome! Nailing the interview process is all about preparation which is 90% of the success. For the one who reads this book, success is guaranteed!
Daniel Moka
Senior Software Engineer

Who am I?

Hi, I'm Nick Bull.

Senior Software Engineer with 6+ years' work experience in the tech field. Over the years, I've worked for many companies, from a YCombinator startup to a large corporation working on products for Big 4 Wireless Carriers giants like AT&T.

Over the years, I have also seen the good, the bad, and the ugly side of interviews. They've helped me to learn how to play the "interview game" and create the winning strategy - the system that produces repeatable results.

Yet when I started my coding career 6 years ago, I didn't know a thing about interviews and totally sucked at playing the "interview game."

From Zero to System

My first job application looked like this:

1. I found a resume template on Google.
2. I filled it with my information.
3. I sent it to 3 companies which I found on local job board websites.

And I then I waited...

No responses after one day.

"It's ok, it's just one day," I told myself.

No responses after seven days.

"Maybe they didn't get my email? Let's send it again."

No responses after two weeks.

“Hmm, that’s strange...”

Except, it wasn’t strange.

I know they read my emails. But what they did was read my email and then move it to the trash bin.

Want to know why?

My email subject was "trash."

My email message was "trash."

The resume that I sent to every company was the same, and it was also "trash."

But six years ago, I didn't understand that nor a lot of other things about the "interview game." I didn't have system.

But as time went on, I began to learn. Sure, I was still making mistakes but, more importantly, I was gaining experience. During these 6 years I applied for more than 110 jobs, failed 25+ job interviews, received more than 17 job offers, and interviewed 100+ developers.

Today, after all the trying, preparing, talking, and interviewing, I finally understand how to nail the interview process. From sending a cover letter with my resume attached to passing an interview and negotiating an offer. This knowledge helped me stop feeling nervous during an interview and understanding how to "sell myself" to companies so that they send me high-value offers.

In this book, I've summarized everything I've learned, all my tricks, tips, "cheat codes" I use, recent research in the field of recruitment, other developers' experience and hiring managers' advice I have collected. Combined, this has helped me develop a proven repeatable system any developer can use to pass a Software Engineer interview and land a fantastic job.

In this book, I’ll show you how to play the "interview game."

And most importantly, I’ll show you how to win at the "interview game."

Win The Interview Game isn't just a book with ideas, but it's the manual to land your dream job. It's a step-by-step system to implement and win. This book is remarkably detailed and, I admire the author's sense of responsibility for his readers' success. And I think this is what makes it unique. To put it in a nutshell, Win The Interview Game is a book made by developers for developers, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends!
Reza Lavarian
Software Engineer

Who is this book for

1. You want to get a job as a software engineer and are struggling to prepare and ace job interviews.

2. You want to switch jobs and earn more.

3. You have no work experience and don't know how to even be invited for an interview, what to expect, and how to be hired.

4. You send your CV or Resume to companies and never hear back from them.

5. You want to know how to entice recruiters to invite you for an interview after seeing your LinkedIn profile and how to stop them from ghosting you.

6. You are working or want to work as a Frontend, Backend, Full-Stack, or Web Developer.

What is this book is not

This book isn't exactly designed for technical interview preparation. It does not teach you how to solve coding problems. Those things are obviously prerequisites for getting a job as a developer, and if you are looking for exactly this kind of help, here is where you can find it: Leetcode (platform to prepare for the technical interview) and Codewars (coding challenges)

If you’d like to know more about my book’s content, take a look at the Table of Contents.

What you will discover in the book

Let's highlight some of the interesting parts of the book that you will discover:

A proven system on preparing for each step of the job interview from A to Z, successfully acing them and getting a dream software engineer job.

How to get a job as a developer without having a degree and work experience.

What exact 4 things every company looks for in every candidates for software engineer position.

The exact steps for creating a resume that makes you stand out from the crowd and gets you an invitation to interview.

How to effectively prepare for behavioral, problem solving, and technical interviews.

My Deep Preparation System to productively prepare for a technical interview in a short period of time (no, you don’t need to prepare for months)

Step-by-step framework to negotiating an offer and getting the best deal possible (if you don't know how to negotiate, you could miss 20%-150% of the maximum salary you can get)

Exact steps on how to write a cover letter and maximize your chances of getting noticed and invited to an interview in a "FAANG tier" company.

How to create LinkedIn profile every recruiter want you to have (87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to check candidates)

How to stop feeling nervous during the job interview and look like a confident and high value candidate.

And much, much more.

Bonuses you will get with the book

In the book you'll find a lot of interesting things, but here's more:

BONUS #1: The most optimized Resume template that ensured me 25+ interview invitations.

BONUS #2: The system on how to negotiate a job offer to get the best deal possible.

Here’s a quick recap of everything you’re getting

150+ pages proven repeatable system on how to prepare for each step of a job interview, pass it successfully, get an offer, and land a job.

Most optimized Resume template for every job application.

Personal resources for technical interview preparation (included in the book)

Personal list of 30+ resources where you can find a job (included in the book)

The system of how to negotiate a job offer to get the best deal.

There are many resources out there that claim to be able to prepare you for an interview. Most of them are good but tend to be too specific to one or the other case. What Nick has created is a comprehensive guide for ALL the steps of the interview process, including those that are mostly overlooked by others.
Sacha Morgese
Software Developer

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    Win The Interview Game is an amazing book. It's a deep-dive into how the interview system works, with lots of practical examples and great suggestions on how you can prepare and ace your interviews.
    Mads Brodt
    Software Engineer

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: What is the Win “The Interview” Game Book?

    150+ pages of proven repeatable system protocols on how to prepare for each step of a job interview, pass it successfully, get an offer, and land a job. A system that any developer can use to go from being unemployed and fearing job interviews to getting multiple job offers and a crystal-clear understanding of how to pass any job interview with complete confidence.

    Question: What if it doesn’t work for me?

    I offer a 30-days 100% money-back guarantee. But it’s not even correct to say “if the book doesn’t work” because this is not a book. This is a system.

    Win “The Interview” Game is not a non-fictional book with the story of how one developer passed a job interview or a motivational speech filled with 150+ pages of "You can do it! You can ace the technical interview!" No, it is a proven repeatable system to prepare and successfully pass software engineer job interviews.

    Question: For what kind of jobs is the Win The Interview Book for?

    The book is perfect if you are working or want to work as a Frontend, Backend, Full-Stack, or Web Developer.

    Praise for Win The Interview Game

    I have to tell you that it was an awesome read, an excellent job with a lot of valuable insights!! Especially liked the different pieces of practical advice, custom formulas, and frameworks. To be honest I also learned many! And of course the integration-test story! Awesome! Nailing the interview process is all about preparation which is 90% of the success. For the one who reads this book, success is guaranteed!
    Daniel Moka
    Senior Software Engineer
    There are many resources out there that claim to be able to prepare you for an interview. Most of them are good but tend to be too specific to one or the other case. What Nick has created is a comprehensive guide for ALL the steps of the interview process, including those that are mostly overlooked by others. It helps you to focus on concrete issues (Why is the company hiring? What do they really expect from you? What is the right mindset to have? How do you write a CV that gets you hired? How do you create a powerful Linkedin profile? What projects should I build?) and it does it by just delivering precious information without any unnecessary padding. This book can make a difference if you're new to the interview game in this industry, but it's really useful even for experienced developers looking for their dream job.
    Sacha Morgese
    Software Developer
    "Win The Interview Game" is an amazing book. It's a deep-dive into how the interview system works, with lots of practical examples and great suggestions on how you can prepare and ace your interviews. The book is well-written, to-the-point, and is an incredible resource for any developer looking to land a development job.
    Mads Brodt
    Software Engineer
    Win "The Interview" Game isn't just a book with ideas, but it's the manual to land your dream job. It's a step-by-step system to implement and win. This book is remarkably detailed and, I admire the author's sense of responsibility for his readers' success. And I think this is what makes it unique. This book also helps you look at the interview process from an interviewer's lens, so you can plan your moves accordingly. To put it in a nutshell, Win "The Interview" Game is a book made by developers for developers, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends
    Reza Lavarian
    Software Engineer