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Career Progression

Career Progression

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Being visible Why visibility matters
Being Glue If you stop doing those things, the team won't be as successful. But now someone's suggesting that you might be happier in a less technical role. If this describes you, congratulations: you're the glue. If it's not, have you thought about who is filling this role on your team?
Does the title even matter? Why titles do matter
How to get promoted Almost everyone who does great work toils in relative obscurity. Performance reviews are social fiction. How do people really advance through the corporate hierarchy?
Sending weekly 5-15 updates A 5-15 report, spending fifteen minutes a week writing a report that can be read in five minutes
Gergely Orosz Performance Reviews for Software Developers – How I Do Them In a (Hopefully) Fair Way Gergely Orosz's approach to preparing for and delivering performance reviews that are fair, build trust and motivate people
The Horrifically Dystopian World of Software Engineering Interviews Coding interviews are broken
Three crucial skills that leaders must develop to become executives These skills include taking (almost irrational) career risk, learning to scale by trusting your team, and developing advanced soft skills.

Salaries

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Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued
Gergely Orosz The Trimodal Nature of Software Engineering Salaries in the Netherlands and Europe
  • Software engineering compensation market become "trimodal" - split into three distinct groups that "spike" and that have little overlaps
  • Most engineers are not aware of this third, "Big Tech" pillar and the compensation ranges it introduces, assuming compensation can not go beyond what is offered at the second pillar