How not to panic during code tests in interviews


#1

I’m relatively new to the web development industry and one thing that is scaring the crap out of me is having to do code tests during job interviews. I had a job interview recently for a front-end dev position at a software company and I had to do 2 code tests in front of a panel of people. They had hooked up my computer to a large screen so they could see what I was doing. My brain kept freezing I was so nervous under all that scrutiny and it took me longer to do the tests than I would have if no one was watching me. I was able to complete the tests but I’m afraid that I looked so unconfident that it hurt my chances of getting the job.

I know this is gonna be a common thing when I apply for other jobs in the future. How can I best prepare for this situation?


#2

I found another post about this that has some good advice. Coding challenges in job interviews