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Full-Stack Software Engineerย 2 years ago

Is it ok to interview now?

Hi all,ย 
Is it ok to interview for oracle, Microsoft (big tech) companies just for practice. If I fail will they block me? I am planning to switch in 2023 mid.
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19g616l14fx6h4Software Engineerย 2 years ago
From my understanding, the "cool down" period ranges from 6 months to a couple years depending on performance in an interview. The process for some companies can be very long, much less getting a chance to interview. Refer to some of the threads on Google's placement.

In short, it might be good to start now if desiring a switch in a little over a year. Maybe I have been doing it wrong, but it takes 1-3 months to get a solid initial contact with a FAANG recruiter. Then some of the companies like Google could take 9+ months with interviews and placement. Your experience may vary.
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MuscatSoftware Engineerย atย JPMorgan Chase2 years ago
The cooldown period only applies if you get to the very last stage and the hiring team rejects you, I believe. You can ask the recruiter ahead of time as well. You will not be put on a cooldown period from a recruiter screening.
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