Software Developer Career Tips Posts

A collection of posts detailing much of the information that I've learned in recent years when considering a significant career move.

Software Developer Career Tips: Closing Thoughts

12 February, 2020

My closing thoughts on the previous series with advice on what to consider when leaving your job.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The System Design Phase

27 January, 2020

A common category of interview questions that are being asked of both experienced and novice software developers alike are the 'System Design' questions. I cover a couple of resources to help you prepare for these questions.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Technical Phase

21 January, 2020

The most notorious phase encountered in the interview process for a technology worker is the daunting technical phase which can come in a multitude of varieties which I'll briefly describe in this post (and also how to prepare).

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Software Developer Career Tips: Do Your Preliminary Research

13 January, 2020

When preparing for the in-person interview, you should do your research beforehand to anticipate what it may happen and how to evaluate and handle the possible offer.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Initial Phone Screen

08 January, 2020

I look into the most common first step of the hiring process, the phone screen, and describe different ways to prepare yourself for this first encounter.

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Software Developer Career Tips: Your Application Strategy

23 December, 2019

I dive into two active application strategies when pursuing possible job opportunities, the cold application process, and the referral process. Then I quickly outline a general way to quantify and monitor your progress throughout these processes.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Candidate Pool

16 December, 2019

It's helpful to develop either an explicit pool of potential candidates or a rough criterion to provide direction for your application and job pursuit efforts.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Southeast.

09 December, 2019

We looked at the Big Three (San Francisco, Seattle, NYC), and we looked at the secondary hubs (Boston, Austin, Boulder, etc), and then continued on toward other metro areas (SLC, San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, etc), and now we finally look into many of the southeastern metro areas to see what opportunities are present within them.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Other Metro Areas.

02 December, 2019

In this post, I survey some of the opportunities at many of the other metro areas here in the United States.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Secondary Technology Hubs.

25 November, 2019

In this post, I take a closer look at a collection of rising technology hubs in the United States and the opportunities and cost-of-living trade-offs within.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Big Three.

18 November, 2019

In this post, I take a closer look at the three major technology hubs in the United States.

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Software Developer Career Tips: Location, location, location.

11 November, 2019

Location matters. Should you move to where the jobs are? Can you simply work remotely from wherever you are? How does location affect your overall earning potential?

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Software Developer Career Tips: Unicorns and FAANGs and whatnot.

03 November, 2019

What is the Big N? What are unicorns? What companies should you target and where are they located?

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Software Developer Career Tips: Extracurricular Programming.

27 October, 2019

Extracurricular programming may seem like a requirement for most tech-centric employers. Therefore it is ideal to program with a purpose if you're working in code outside of your day job.

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Software Developer Career Tips: What I wish I would have known before I graduated.

21 October, 2019

Learn from my mistakes. I reflect on some general tips that I wish I would known and considered during my college years.

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About

Blake Adams is a writer, software developer, technical consultant, and financial independence enthusiast living in Oxford, MS.

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