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Seven things I wish I knew my first year as a real world software engineer

I’ve been working in the industry for five years now. I’ve written about internships and promotion, but what about the first year on the job? What do I wish I knew in my first year after college? Standard disclaimer: don’t … Continue reading

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How to Get Promoted as a Software Engineer (Even During Tough Times)

“Congratulations,” my manager smiled. “You’ve been promoted.” Despite the toughest job market since the Great Depression, coronavirus, working from home, two reorgs, and two different managers, I finally succeeded at getting a promotion (and a raise). Many people assume, “I’ll … Continue reading

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How to Get an Interview at a Major Tech Company

0% money-back guarantee – The Town of Muleshoe – How to get rejected – Captain Picard’s wisdom If you’re reading this, you’re looking for a software engineering job at a major tech company. If you’re in sales, HR, or any … Continue reading

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How to Write a Tech Resume that Lands an Interview

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Commandos, Infantry, and Police

I recently stumbled upon a metaphor for three types of engineers: commandos, infantry, and police. Commandos lead the development of new products in risky ventures. They’re the most creative and visionary of the three types. Imagine a dedicated hacker who gets … Continue reading

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