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    • vunderkind
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      Such an excellent find, deephdave! Way too many things for me to call out a specific highlight.

      Highly recommend - while written for engineers, the advice is agnostic enough to apply to non-engineers.

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar
      Scout
      1 month ago

      Excellent!!

      Most jobs are never available publicly, just like most worthwhile candidates are not available publicly.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      1 month ago

      Whoa, Excellent! The best career advice for those who want to work or currently working in the tech industry as "Programmer" or "Software Engineer" or whatever else.

      Don’t call yourself a programmer: “Programmer” sounds like “anomalously high-cost peon who types some mumbo-jumbo into some other mumbo-jumbo.” If you call yourself a programmer, someone is already working on a way to get you fired. You know Salesforce, widely perceived among engineers to be a Software as a Services company? Their motto and sales point is “No Software”, which conveys to their actual customers “You know those programmers you have working on your internal systems? If you used Salesforce, you could fire half of them and pocket part of the difference in your bonus.” (There’s nothing wrong with this, by the way. You’re in the business of unemploying people. If you think that is unfair, go back to school and study something that doesn’t matter.)