Everything you need to know about planning your career.

How I got my first few clients as a freelance software developer

There are various stages in our lives when we feel the need to either earn a side income, or break free from employment and create a service that we deviver on our own. Throughout my career, I have tried both. Even though I had a lot of fears and limiting beliefs that made me insecure

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , , |

5 Ways for Getting Paid as a Software Developer

Many software developers are interested in getting a 10% or a 20% raise, while in reality, there are many other options that help you make more money. If you have a goal right now that involves earning more money than the amount you are making, then chances are, it is worth for you to consider

By | July 1st, 2019|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , |

How You Can Survive the Tech Bubble

I arrived five minutes late to my method acting appointment. My coach seated me, and asked me how I was. "What a day!" I said. "I woke up almost an hour late, and my whole day has been about catching up. On the way here, I realized I had to get some cash. Oh, and

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Career Planning, Professionalism|Tags: , |

How blogging and teaching online courses can skyrocket your career as a software developer

It is always a rewarding experience for an author to see his product get published. In this article, I will encourage you to make your own path by breaking down the obstacles I had to face while learning how to create informative courses. Obstacles are good Life often gives us hurdles that seem impossible to

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: |

Asking for a Raise – And Getting It – Part 3

The process of handling raises differs from company to company. Some companies have fixed raises, and they have a process for extraordinary raises. This process has to be executed, and approvals have to be collected. If you are with a bureaucratic company, this process may be quite complex. Either way, your job is to figure

By | December 18th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , |

Asking for a Raise – And Getting It – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the software developer's guide on asking for a raise. If you have not read Part 1, I encourage you to read it here. In the first part, we laid down the foundations for the proper mindset that helps you reach your financial goals. In this article, we will investigate the

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Asking for a Raise – And Getting It – Part 1

Most software developers reach a point in their career, where their job is not more fulfilling. When our careers reach a plateau, we realize, it seems, there is no way to grow. Some people accept their fate, and pursue goals in other areas in their lives. As soon as they stop focusing on their career,

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

4 Tech Career Lessons Everyone Should Learn

We spend approximately 80.000 hours once our career comes to a halt. This is our only chance to make a difference. The line is very thin between a fulfilling career and a career that hardly pays your bills. The faster you learn these lessons, the more fulfilling career you can expect as a software developer.

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Case Study: The €10.000 Salary Research Mistake and How You Can Avoid It

IT engineering jobs are available all over the world. There is an increasing demand for professional software developers. This means to you that you can select between more opportunities than ever before, provided that you are willing to apply for jobs outside your hometown. Researching market expectations have never been easier. There is an increasing

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Find the Workplace of Your Dreams

Summary: Everyone questions their own decisions at some point. Learn what it is like to question your progress through an example. Realize you have more options than you think Find credible sources on researching your options Decode the reasons behind the questions in Joel's test Draw the ultimate conclusion on how to define your dream

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , |