Ace Your Interview

What if you woke up on Mondays excited for your tech dream job?

Ace Your Tech Interview is a comprehensive workbook for programmers and engineers where you’ll complete step-by-step exercises and learn about the non-technical skills tech companies are REALLY looking for, so you can land your dream job by preparing the right materials before your interview.

Any of these sound familiar?

I get tech interviews but…

When it’s not just Leetcode, it throws me for a loop.

I don’t have a consistent routine or roadmap.

I don’t know how or what to prepare.

I’m not receiving offers.

I just don’t have the time to thoroughly prepare.

I don’t know the most effective way to communicate my experiences.

Emily Bayuk

I recently completed a rigorous, 6-hour interview process to land my ideal role as a Security Engineer at FAANG.

Hey, Emily here!

After spending countless hours creating pages of prep notes, I ensured I had the highest chance of receiving a job offer.

I took what I learned from this experience and consolidated my proven interview prep method in this step-by-step, 4-chapter workbook to save you time and energy, so you’re prepared to ace your interview and land your dream job, too.

I don’t like living with regret that I could have done more to prepare for my interview… Do you?

Companies Look for THIS During Tech Interviews

(and it’s not just your coding skills)

Yes, companies look for technical knowledge, but, especially for entry level positions, they’re not expecting you to know EVERYTHING. That’s where behavioral questions come in. Companies are looking for skills like…

Problem Solving

How do you solve a complex problem?

Teamwork

How do you work with others?

Critical Thinking

How do you react when you don’t know an answer?

This workbook takes you step-by-step with fill-in-the-blank exercises, so you effectively communicate these qualities during your interview.

What’s Inside
Ace Your Tech Interview

chapter 01

Grasping Behavioral Questions

Know exactly what types of behavioral questions are asked during an interview

Never guess which stories to share, and how to share them, to make you stand out

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chapter 02

Organization

Avoid last-minute cramming and stress by following the 6-day roadmap

chapter 03

Pre-Interview Prep

Move past the frustration of “I don’t know what experiences to share” by following my step-by-step brainstorming plan to curate a list of high-quality, engaging stories

Say “goodbye” to random scribbles of notes and “hello” to easy-to-reference story templates + your own professional life’s “table of contents”

Learn the right research to conduct and 8 sample questions to ask to show you’re interested in the company

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chapter 04

During and Post-Interview

Capture your interview experiences with my note-taking and self-reflection templates

Know exactly what to write in a “Thank You” email to send within 24 hours after your interview

Ready to confidently enter your interview, ace it, and land your dream job?

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours should I schedule each day to maximize results?

Ace Your Tech Interview is a self-paced workbook, so you can invest as many or as few hours each day as your schedule allows. A good rule of thumb would be 1-2 hours per day while following the 6-day roadmap included in the workbook.

I’m a beginner. Is this helpful even for students?

Ace Your Tech Interview is for tech and engineering professionals, AS WELL AS students, who want to land their dream job. Since beginners have less technical knowledge, companies are focused on learning about your soft skills, like being curious, a quick learner and a good problem solver. Effectively communicating stories to demonstrate these qualities (and more) is crucial during an interview.

How can I pay for and receive my workbook?

You can pay using PayPal or a credit card, and then the workbook will be sent to the email address you provide at checkout!

I bought the workbook, and I haven’t received it. What can I do?

This is very rare, so please contact me directly by email hello@thestemdiaries.com.

I’ve been charged twice for a payment. What should I do?

Occasionally, a bank will display a Ko-fi payment twice. Usually one of these transactions is a pending payment and disappears within a few days. You can verify the status of these payments with your bank, and if the charge stays in your account after 5 working days, please get in touch with Ko-fi.

Have additional questions? I’d love to hear from you! Send me a DM on Instagram @thestemdiaries or email me at hello@thestemdiaries.com.