Soft Skills Engineering is a weekly advice podcast for software developers.
Hosts Dave Smith and
Jamison Dance answer software developers' most pressing
questions about life, the universe, and everything. Join us each week to laugh at our terrible
amazing jokes and gasp at our pretty good ideas pure wisdom.
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.