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Uncubed Entry 5/30/18


Hey there,

Happy Wednesday!

Since many of you are in the throes of the interviewing process (or have a dear friend who’s making their interview rounds at this very moment) – here’s a fun fact for you:

Regarding interview outfits, Fastcompany.com says: “The one color that you should probably avoid?

Orange.

In one survey, 25% of employers indicated that it’s “the color most likely to be associated with someone who is unprofessional.”

So, get that interview outfit ready because we have some jobs for you to look at 👇

With love,
The Uncubed Team


BUT FIRST, A MINI FEATURE: GIRLS WHO CODE

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code, a company that aims to close the gender gap in tech, one girl at a time, is hiring for multiple jobs including Computer Science instructors for their summer program, based all around the country!

👉 Learn more + apply here. 👈


FEATURED COMPANY: GENERAL ASSEMBLY

General Assembly Office NYC

General Assembly helps people learn new skills in a hands-on, personal way. They run bootcamps, skill classes, and career development in the age of tech and help with career development.

General Assembly is the leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

You can be a part of this impactful and innovative team because they’re hiring across departments, the country, and internationally!

👉 Learn more + apply here. 👈


INTERNSHIPS

  1. Software Engineering Intern @ Datto (NY, Norwalk, CT, Boston, MA)
  2. Technical Intern @ Paytm (India – Noida, Bangalore)
  3. Software Testing Intern @ Specialized (Boulder, CO)
  4. IT Programmer Analyst Intern @ Playstation (San Diego California)
  5. Software Engineering Intern – Summer 2018 @ Qualtrics (Krakow, Poland)

ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS

  1. Privacy Engineer Analytics Associate @ Snap, Inc (Los Angeles, CA)
  2. Usability Tester @ DraftKings (Boston, MA)
  3. Forward Deployed Software Engineer, New Grad @ Palantir (London, UK)
  4. Software Engineer, Trust @ Airbnb, San Francisco, California
  5. Front-End Engineer @ Descartes Labs (Santa Fe, NM)

 


CRITICAL THINKING INTERVIEW QUESTION

This question comes from Reed (and it’s a question some of us have been asked before).

Question: Who do you admire and why?

The Reasoning “Translation: what qualities do you value in other people?

The trick with this question is to make sure you don’t overthink it. To put it simply, the ‘who’ actually isn’t all that important. It’s all about the ‘why’.

Always opt to pick someone who can be seen as relevant to the role you’re applying for. If you’re applying for a management position, for example, choosing a good leader would work well. For more entry-level roles, answers might feature someone who has worked their way up in an industry.

Try and pitch yourself somewhere between the cliché (we’re thinking Nelson Mandela, Sir Alan Sugar, etc.), and the try-hard or completely obscure. It’s fine to pick someone a little under-the-radar, but if even the most well-read Oxford scholar would struggle to pin-point your favourite second century Persian leader, you might just be trying a little too hard.

Whoever you pick, always ensure you can relate their experiences back to reflect your own personal values.”

Example Answer: “‘If I had to choose one person, I’d probably go with JK Rowling. She was a single mother with very little money, who had an incredible idea and decided to go with it. After writing the book, it was rejected countless times by publishing houses, but she didn’t give up. Now she’s one of the most successful British writers of all-time. That persistence and self-belief is something I really admire.’”

This is also a great opportunity to show your personality, and express something about yourself that isn’t related to your resume. Hiring managers are looking for good culture fits, too!


TECHNICAL INTERVIEW QUESTION (via GEEKSFORGEEKS)

The n-queens puzzle is the problem of placing n queens on an n×n chessboard such that no two queens attack each other. Given an integer n, print all distinct solutions to the n-queens puzzle.

Each solution contains distinct board configurations of the n-queens’ placement, where the solutions are a permutation of [1,2,3..n] in increasing order, here the number in the ith place denotes that the ith-column queen is placed in the row with that number. For eg below figure represents a chessboard [3 1 4 2].

Input: The first line of input contains an integer T denoting the no of test cases. Then T test cases follow. Each test case contains an integer n denoting the size of the chessboard.

Output: For each test case, output your solutions on one line where each solution is enclosed in square brackets ‘[‘, ‘]’ separated by a space . The solutions are permutations of {1, 2, 3 …, n} in increasing order where the number in the ith place denotes the ith-column queen is placed in the row with that number, if no solution exists print -1.

Constraints: 1<=T<=10 1<=n<=10

Example: Input 2 1 4 Output: [1 ] [2 4 1 3 ] [3 1 4 2 ]

Solve this problem here.


LIFE TIP OF THE WEEK This week’s tip comes from a speaking engagement one of our team members attended, but here’s the original article

Kindness has been determined a skill that we can learn and improve upon, and there’s a lot of science behind how we learn kindess and how our brains are wired.

Here are some ways to practice kindness today.

  1. Take time to think about how you think. Our brains are wired for self-protection, so we can easily make snap decisions that are based on fear, not reality. If we want to be able to shift from automatic reaction that originates in our limbic brain, we have to consciously practice noticing that part of ourselves and naming it. This skill, called metacognition, can help free you from the grips of your reptilian brain.
  2. Employ empathy. The better you get at metacognition, the more self-aware you’ll become. The more self-aware you become, the more likely you’ll be able to experience empathy. Practice imagining how others feel and try to imagine that their behavior is well-intentioned.
  3. Allow time for kindness. Consciously leave for work a few minutes early so you won’t be stressed and self-focused on your commute and schedule time to care for relationships. Take the time to respond to injustice when you see it.

    You’ll end up being a better person, friend, leader, and colleague.


    THIS WEEK’S INTERNET FINDS


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    See you next Wednesday!
    The Uncubed Team

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