Being Geek: The Software Developer's Career Handbook by Michael Lopp

By Michael Lopp

As a software program engineer, you know at some point soon that there's even more for your profession than facing code. Is it time to turn into a supervisor? inform your boss he’s a jerk? sign up for that startup? writer Michael Lopp remembers his personal make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants resembling Apple, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- an insightful and enjoyable ebook that can assist you make greater profession judgements.

With greater than forty standalone tales, Lopp walks via a whole task lifestyles cycle, beginning with the activity interview and finishing with the belief that it'd be time to discover one other gig. Many books educate you ways to interview for a task or tips to deal with a undertaking effectively, yet basically this e-book is helping you deal with the baffling conditions you could come across all through your occupation.
* make a decision what you're worthy with the bankruptcy on "The Business"
* make certain the character of the miracle your CEO desires with "The Impossible"
* provide powerful shows with "How to not Throw Up"
* deal with liars and other people with devious agendas with "Managing Werewolves"
* detect in case you might be searching for a brand new gig with "The Itch"

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This is a really big deal because, in my experience, the chance that you’ll get this job has improved logarithmically. It’s not 50/50, but it’s vastly better than when you were a random resumé sitting on a desk. ” 25 No, you didn’t. You got a phone screen, and a phone screen has little to do with an interview. While your situation isn’t as tenuous as the 30 seconds you have to make an impression with your resumé, you’re still not in the building, and nothing real is happening until you’re in the building.

You don’t want to be running from a mistake, but walking toward a new opportunity. The Contradiction List Before you pick up the phone, before you answer that tempting recruiting email, there are a couple of questions I want you to ask yourself, and then, with these answers in hand, I’ll explain why you should ignore them. 20 Chapter 3 Who are you leaving behind? I have a Rolodex. It’s not actually a Rolodex, it’s a list, and on that list is every single person whom I’ll call when I do the start-up thing.

So you wait. You send off a set of references, sit in bed replaying interviews in your head, and send thank-you emails to the interview team. All professional karma-aligning activities, but what you really need to do is build your own offer letter. Just like you built your compensation, I want you to build your offer. Base Salary The business model everyone loves is a business built on recurring revenue streams. This is why you can get a good mobile phone for absolutely nothing. 95. You’re still happy paying $40 a month because that feels like a deal, but carriers don’t see $40; they see the $1,500 you’re going to spend over that threeyear contract.

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