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5 Tips for Developers working Remotely and perhaps Asynchronously

Times are a-changin’, remote work for the most part seems to be here to stay, or at least a hybrid version of it. As a result, we get to continuously re-visit how we work out loud, collaborate and manage our time.

For some of us, this sounds like an exciting opportunity, and for others this sounds overwhelming – cue going down a rabbit hole of YouTube videos to avoid thinking about it.

Career Transitions Series: Navigating Career Uncertainty

If you’ve been laid off before, you can likely vividly remember exactly how you felt shortly after – anger, guilt, feeling like you’re replaceable.

While they hopefully only happen once in your life (or ideally never!), there are a few ways you can prepare yourself for a potential layoff.

Committed to Success: Rui Ni

“I found my personal growth was kind of limited because the environment we were in was so fast-paced. We had a lot to do and limited time to think about whether it was the right thing to do. I found myself spending too much time doing things rather than learning to push my ideas up to the product owners.”

Career Transitions Series: Culture

With a toxic culture accounting for almost two thirds of why employees leave their jobs, there’s never been a better time to carefully consider what kind of culture you want to work in and want to help build.

Career Transitions Series: Soft Skills

Committed to Success: CJ Hawkins

“I liked the idea of working at startups where things move a bit faster, you can try new things, and you can have a bigger impact than you would in a large organization.”

Proven Technology or New Tech? 3 Tips for Startups

“Deciding whether to use off the shelf software or investing time and energy into building your own tools from scratch can be one of the most difficult choices a startup makes in its early days. That goes double for technical founders who like to build and want to come to market with something special.”

Career Transitions Series: Values

“Our values can be fluid and change over time. The values you held 5 years ago may be vastly different than what they are today. If they haven’t changed that much, that’s OK! As time passes, we may start to form different opinions about the places we work, the importance of different factors around work, and the field(s) we are a part of.”

3 Lessons Learned from Technical Failures at Facebook, Wattpad, and Hashicorp

True or false: You’ve failed at something in your career before. If you answered false, well that’s a bit hard to believe, but it just means there is still plenty of time to fail. And that’s a good thing.

What led software engineers to Commit?

It’s normal these days to have a non-linear career path – we find a cadence between taking a break and working, which may also include switching companies.