This is a guest post from Jay Miller. Enjoy. Dear Developer, I just wrote this 300 word unintentional brag piece for you trying to convince you that putting yourself in the right places in front of the right people would have a spinoff effect of more important people knowing who you are. I decided not … Continue reading Make It Impactful or Fun (or Both)
This is a guest post from Anthony D. Mays. Enjoy. Dear new developer, Before jumping into some tips around making career moves, it’s important to address mindset. Many transitioning into tech encounter frustration because the journey isn’t what they hoped. You need to have accurate expectations if you’re going to succeed in any transition. You … Continue reading How To Get Into Tech: Getting Your Mind Right
This is a guest post from Sarah Harvey. Enjoy. Dear new developer, I’ve given this sort of pep talk to a bunch of newly joined women at Square, to the point where I’ve just decided to sit down and write all that stuff in one document. I’ll add a disclaimer that this is very engineering-focused, … Continue reading Starting a career in tech
This is a guest post from Ali Diamond. Enjoy. Dear new developer, Where should you look to find job listings? Finding companies With so many tech companies coming and going, how do you find a company that you want to work for? Traditionally, I’ve been told to look at the tech I use, and look … Continue reading How To Find Companies Who are Hiring
This is a guest post from Tiffany Jachja. Enjoy. Dear Developer, Many people will encourage you to set goals and find ways to share them for your career development. All of us have struggled with filling out templates, worksheets, and other forms of documentation to lead the conversation about what we hope to accomplish in … Continue reading Why is goal setting so difficult?
This is a guest post from Stephen. Enjoy! Dear new developer, I have been looking for a nice definition for mentoring, and I finally found one that was short and concise on oxforddictionaries.com: An experienced and trusted adviser. I like this quote because it does not go into details, nor does it mention higher qualification … Continue reading The power of mentoring
This is a guest post from Matt Schellhas. Enjoy. Dear new developer, I personally look for some of the same things as my peers: Is your resume/LinkedIn fine? It doesn’t need to be awesome. You don’t have a ton of experience to show, so please don’t try and oversell your experience — that just makes … Continue reading What I look for when hiring new grads
This is a guest post from Vincent Ng. Enjoy. Dear New Developer, You have embarked yourself in a tech journey full of opportunities. You will encounter and overcome many obstacles and challenges along your journey. You must make the most of your opportunities and excel in them. Below are nine skills that you can practice … Continue reading Nine ways of looking at a developer
This is a guest post from Rowell Belen. Enjoy. Dear New Developer, What I am about to say may be seen as controversial and somewhat unpopular, but I believe it is important. You are responsible for your career. No one else is. It doesn't matter if you have a great boss or work at a … Continue reading You are responsible for your career. No one else is.
This is a guest post from Rizel Scarlett. Enjoy. Dear Developer, If you're experiencing impostor syndrome, you're not alone. For some people, impostor syndrome will never "go away," but you can create a healthy relationship with it. Impostor syndrome in technology is pervasive. Part of the problem is that tech is rooted in elitism and … Continue reading Own Your Power