- I recently interviewed for a role I was very interested in. I didn’t get the job,and despite several attempts, didn’t receive any feedback on what I could have done differently. I still really want to work there at some point in the future, but have I taken it too far? Have I accidentally burned all of the bridges before I set foot on them?
- I am a lowly SSE that recently started a tech newsletter at my company. One of the senior VPs (let’s call them “E”) sent out an email to the org asking people to reply to a newsletter survey so that their team can be featured. A senior manager (“K”), was upset his team wasn’t featured but I informed him that he didn’t reply to the original survey. I explained to “K” that he can still send me information for the next issue. “K” then replied back with something very condescending and has now made the newsletter a political device. How should I proceed from here?
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Started listening to @SoftSkillsEng and it’s such a great resource! People often forget how important soft skills are especially in the dev world. It’s definitely something that you can invest in now that will benefit you during your whole career!— Kyle 🍔🍟 (@DesignByKyle) August 21, 2019
Started listening to @SoftSkillsEng and it’s such a great resource! People often forget how important soft skills are especially in the dev world. It’s definitely something that you can invest in now that will benefit you during your whole career!— Kyle 🤙 (@DesignByKyle) August 21, 2019
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I love @SoftSkillsEng .. although it's not directly focused on technical side of Software Engineering, it takes a huge often not-discussed part of the job such as the team communication, management, ethics, etc...— Nigo (@lenaggar) May 14, 2019
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@WanderingHogan I’ve been looking for new podcasts and added @SoftSkillsEng when you mentioned it. Just listened to EP 149 and totally relevant to me as a 40-year-old dev. Thanks for sharing! Also, nice to hear your name in the shoutouts!— Andrew Serff (@andrewserff) April 5, 2019
- Since working remotely I’ve noticed a trend to do things like not leaving the house, growing my beard out to above average length, or not wearing (real) pants. What should I do to keep from losing any/all interpersonal skills?
- Is there such a thing as meetup etiquette? When I attend meetups and attempt to initiate conversion with people, I’m hesitant to interrupt people who are in discussion with others. Should I wait, try to join the discussion or just barge in on the conversion?
- I’ve been a software engineer for 13 years and would like to apply for a management role. I’ve never managed before. How do I apply for a job as a manager without managerial experience?
- How do I deal with annoying noises around my desk? One neighbor listens to loud music. Another one pops the bubbles on his bubblewrap (to calm himself obviously but also infuriate me). Please help =)