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Interview Kickstart - Competitors vs. Our Company

Hi I'm Ryan one of the two co-founders at interview kickstart, we realize that interview kick-start that choosing the right partner for your interview prep is possibly the most crucial decision in that very exciting journey. And so we'd like to share our core beliefs with you and if you share our beliefs then come on board, join us to up-level in your career, what successful interview prep cannot be just a mere spit and polished job.

Having been hiring managers ourselves at top-tier companies in our previous lives we are acutely aware of the fact that one cannot hack these very tough technical interviews, companies are way too smart for this our students tend to be engineers who already have some experience as software engineers they are not looking for any random job, they are highly motivated they are looking for very solid up leveling in their career at very solid companies.

These are the peers that you are going to be working with when you come on board the interview kick-start platform to successfully break into a top team at a top tech company one needs to fundamentally elevate your engineering level up to the level that is required, you cannot do this by merely solving a few questions online and hoping that you will get a similar question when you go on an interview, that would be like treating your career like a lottery ticket what one needs on the other hand is a technical curriculum that teaches you very foundational core skills that are tested at interviews, a curriculum that helps you retain what you have learnt and most importantly a curriculum that helps you solve unseen problems that you are likely to get at interviews.

This is what the interview kickstart curriculum will focus upon. Belief number three a very crucial belief we deeply believe that the only way to up-level is to learn from other folks who have already made the cut and are at companies that you want to go to which is why we have painstakingly over the last six years found curated and retained over 50 instructors who themselves are very senior engineers at Google, at Facebook, at Amazon, at LinkedIn, at Uber, and a bunch of other top tech companies throughout the program you will continuously spend time in live environments with them live classes life coaching sessions and live mock interviews where you will be interviewed one-on-one with the folks who are interviewing at these companies and then receive very crucial feedback.

This is what allows you to learn what it takes to get to these top companies and more importantly it allows you to learn this experientially rather than just learning intellectually from somebody who has never really been there and doesn't know what it takes.

Belief number four when it comes to a methodology one needs to have a methodology that can sustain such a teaching approach one that allows you to prepare the foundations one that allows you to retain and one that allows you to solve questions that you have not seen before this cannot be done in a month that would be silly to believe for working engineers the methodology also needs to be flexible it needs to allow for the fact that the reality is as you are preparing work happens and life happens which is why we have a very active support period for a long period of time to help you as you take the time to up-level and transform.

That being said one also needs to balance the fact that not everything can be self-paced because if that is the case one would lose out on motivation over time the methodology needs to be such that we build this fine balance and we are able to help you work on your day job at the same time provide that flexibility and the motivation to provide the escape velocity for you to get out of your current job and move to the job of your choice. Belief number five and ironically not a belief shared by many folks, our view is that there should be no interview to get into an interview prep platform this is built on the philosophy that our IK we deeply believe that every engineer has the right to up-level and every engineer has the ability to up-level if they put in the time and they commit based on these beliefs we have seen unparalleled results in the last six years.

We have trained over 2,500 engineers

We have trained over 2,500 engineers these are the folks who have put their trust in us to up-level we routinely see offers of 250K and above oftentimes seeing offers there are 500,600, 700 K as well, the ROI on the typical IQ program is anywhere between 10 to 50 times within the first year and cumulatively we have generated upwards of a hundred and fifty million dollars, worth of offers over the last few years if you share our beliefs do join us and we look forward to helping you in this very exciting time as you up-level spend time transform invest in yourself your career and your future life.

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Manoj Krishnan
Omkar Deshpande
Yuval Scharf

Expert Led

Our Instructors are Tech Leads and Hiring Managers at Coveted Tech Companies
Manoj Krishnan
FAANG Company, VMWare
Ph.D, Washington State University
Manoj Krishnan

Expert Led

Our Instructors are Tech Leads and Hiring Managers at Coveted Tech Companies
Omkar Deshpande
Interview Kickstart, Kosmix (acquired)
Ph.D, Stanford University
Omkar Deshpande

Expert Led

Our Instructors are Tech Leads and Hiring Managers at Coveted Tech Companies
Yuval Scharf
Google, Box
M.Sc, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Yuval Scharf

Testimonials

Our Alumni credit our programs for their Success

Each instructor-led session was packed with information and there were lots of problems to practice. The course was intense, but it was a great use of my time.
Neelesh Tendulkar
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Google, Intuit
Interview Kickstart is like a fitness coach which guides to achieve your dream job. It can help you identify your weak points and also suggest steps to improve them.
Swapnil Tailor
Offers
Facebook, Google, Uber
The lectures were really well put together and did a great job of condensing concepts into a schedule that works even when working full-time.
Jonathan Li
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Redfin, Google, Amazon
The classes, workshops, quizzes, practice problems, and mock interviews provided me with the knowledge, tools, and the feedback that I was missing. Interview Kickstart showed me how to prepare for success.
Flavia Vela
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LinkedIn, Amazon
I can't think of a better recipe for tech interview success than combining the Interview Kickstart program with hard work. The program made my prep much more effective and eliminated surprises from the interview process.
Michael Huston
Offers
Databricks, Amazon, Airbnb
IK helped me craft an effective interview strategy around problem scoping, deciding tradeoffs and coding fluency. Their mock interviews helped me benchmark my performance. I got offers from Amazon and Facebook!
Arvind Ranganathan
Offers
Facebook, Amazon, Iterable
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