Acing the software engineer interview is whole set of skills upon itself. In my 20+ years experience in software development like the meme here it can be much harder to pass the interview itself than doing the actual job. There are plenty of resources to help you pass the technical interview Leetcode and cracking the coding interview book are usually the top places to start.
While it’s really important to have your technicals down solid, as that’s what's going to get you in the door. Honestly in all my years doing interviews, in my experience, I already knew within the first 10 minutes of an interview if you’re going to make it to the next round. Your behavior matters more than you think.
Knowing how to prepare for a software engineering interview the right way will save you hours (or days) of your life and needless frustration. I've been there myself over the past 20 years on both sides frequently getting new offers in less than 2 years.
The interview is broken out into three sections, before the interview, what you should expect the day of the interview, types of interviews, and key action steps after the software engineering interview are over. The key is to prepare and always be ready to adapt.
For each position, you will be prepared differently. Here are the few that I've had to prepare for:
Acing the software engineer interview is a skill in itself, and requires preparation in the form of algorithm practice, learning technical concepts, building side projects, mock interviews, and teaching. Different types of interviews include phone screens, coding challenges, whiteboard interviews, non-technical behavioral interviews, and reverse interviews. After the interview, ALWAYS follow up and negotiate salary if an offer is made.