28 November 2016


Gayle Laakman McDowell talks with Dave Rael about technical interviewing, business and entrepreneurship, humility, and impostor syndrome

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder/CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of Cracking the *interview books (Cracking the Coding Interview, Cracking the PM Interview, and Cracking the Tech Career). Her background is in software development, with a BSE/MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School. She previously worked as a software engineer at Google, Microsoft, and Apple. In addition to running CareerCup and writing books, she consults with tech companies on their engineering hiring process and with startups to help them through acquisition interviews.

Gayle's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Say yes to things
  2. Take risks, don't trudge along, and be willing to stop and pull back
  3. Be less humble with your own successes - impostor syndrome is a sign you're normal, not that you lack something

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