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Burnout - early detection & avoidance (before it's too late)

Burnout - early detection & avoidance (before it's too late)

Disclaimer: I'm not a psychotherapist. This whole post is based on my individual observations & experiences - these may apply to you, but also may not. Don't blame me, but if you find these scribblings relevant, toss me a +1.…

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Recruitment interviews - a bunch of advice & suggestions

Recruitment interviews - a bunch of advice & suggestions

This article is all about tech recruitment interviews, but in particular: why tech skills are necessary but not sufficient, what are open questions used for, why you should always have your own questions (that make sense ...), that without high "work-awareness"…

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What makes a Software Engineer (feel) successful?

What makes a Software Engineer (feel) successful?

TL;DR We spend ridiculous amount of time on verifying job candidates' technical proficiency, analytical thinking, communication skills, but we rarely ask them for what they really aim for. Companies enforce their career models & internal goals / definitions of success…

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The one & only killer-trait for engineers (of all levels)

The one & only killer-trait for engineers (of all levels)

TL;DR Judging software engineeer's potential is not easy. Skill is in fact of secondary importance, experience may be a subject of diminishing returns, passion can manifest in very different forms. Fortunately there's one, particular personal trait, the one I…

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Señor or Senior: about the inflation in tech career progression

Señor or Senior: about the inflation in tech career progression

TL;DR - Sometimes I get an impression that there are people who got "promoted" to Senior Developer even before releasing anything to production ... Clearly the length of tenure is not the key determinant here, but neither should…

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My notes on looking for Software Engineering Manager job

My notes on looking for Software Engineering Manager job

TL;DR - These are not just great times to be a Software Engineer - it's even better to be a Software Engineering Manager. Plenty of open development opportunities help in shaping your own, individual professional profile. Physical world borders…

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