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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.
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.
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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