Getting promoted means more responsibility, and often means more money in your job. Take promotions that move you towards your career goals.
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
When you see a number in the title of an article, you may expect to find easy tips you can start implementing today to level up your skills. I have consumed some of these articles myself, and quality of these posts vary from superficial to playing an essential role in my success. I prefer focusing
It is not an obvious task to screen for productivity in a recruitment process. Companies often hire developers who have a hard time becoming productive. Even worse, HR best practices in some environments often slow down the promotion and growth of productive developers. As a result, top talent in these companies often finds growth opportunities
Having gone through a lot of hurdles, I can now clearly see how much time I wasted with pursuing things that felt good, but were definitely not good for me. I can see this trend in the lives of many people I have worked with or studied with. You see, people who want to improve
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
In his book, What Got You Here, Won't Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith pointed out that beyond a certain skill level, everyone is good enough. Once you rise to this level, your soft skills will determine your success. The good news is that you can consciously focus on your soft skills. This will give you
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
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
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,
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.