Soft Skills Engineering listeners are awesome. Here's what they are saying about the podcast.
Facing a 9 hour drive, I grabbed a bunch of podcasts to listen to. I don't even know what the other ones are.
Seriously, this podcast is full of massively helpful and relevant content from two people who are experienced, funny, and insightful.
I owe you a lot, listening to Soft Skills has completely shifted my thoughts on what it means to be an engineer.
It’s probably one of the more useful things I’ve gained during my time at Amazon. I kind of brushed this stuff off, considering some of it
politics, and the rest unimportant, but boy was I wrong. It definitely helped me grow, and I’m totally indebted to you for that.
In episode 27, Jamison and Dave answer these questions:
How do I write a great resume?
Do you really need a resume these days?
How important is formatting and good design?
What content should be on your resume?
Should I push back on non-engineering tasks like PowerPoint presentations?
From listener samspot: I am a Sr. Developer and I am often asked to spend time on PowerPoint
presentations for funding and other business stuff. I want to ask why the managers, analysts,
etc can’t handle these tasks. I find them to be a frequent distraction from my actual
responsibilities, especially because these are so frequently “emergency” requests. Should I
push back on this work, or is it better to be a team player?
In episode 23, Jamison and Dave answer these questions:
You are asked to be a CTO of a start-up. What questions would you ask in order to decide whether to join, and what things would you give most attention to, if you do join?
I REALLY want and deserve a raise so I hope you two discuss how a nerdy introvert gets the CFO of a small privately owned business to want to give her more money when she’s already happily donating an additional 10-20 hours a week.