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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

FAANG Or Bust (And Why It’s Dumb)

Software engineers have a deep obsession with "FAANG" often treating it as the Holy Grail of career goals. Unfortunately, this often leads to job searching failure. This lesson teaches you:

  • How software engineers greatly underestimate the difficulty of getting into Big Tech and how they should believe and act instead
  • Why FAANG companies are generally averse to hiring non-senior candidates
  • The many reasons why going to Big Tech later in your career is good for you
  • The path most engineers have to take in order to break into FAANG (and why that's perfectly fine!)

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