Most of you already know who Trisha Gee is. She is one of my favorite Developer. I have been watching her talks lately and thought of noting down the key takeaways.
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Below are the some of points I have noted down from her GOTO 2013 talk.
- Only you going to be manage your own career.
- you need to invest your own time in your own career.
- The more time you invest in pet projects, opensource etc, the less shitty you job is, because these will help you landing in better jobs.
- If you really want most of your life, you need steer it in a non drunken fashion.
- Be different and stand out, you have to have something which makes you different (like CV, GitHub, blog, etc).
- If you have to have your CV in PDF.
- One of the things you should do is , rephrase your work experience so that it looks like your new role.
- Invest in building your CV, so that it would stand out.
- As an Engineer we are kind of liked to be a bit more factual.
- The key to be in technical is to “stay ahead of the curve”
- You don’t need to be an expert in all things, Be an expert enough on the stuff you need to know.
- Internal visibility
- Work on popular project in your office
- External visibility
- Work for popular company
- Working on a famous project
- Contributing to open source projects
- Writing a Blog
- Writing a Book
- You need to know who is the person that you need to market yourself to.
- Don’t put all technologies you have learnt in your CV.
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