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Freelancers: Should You Show Up as You or a Company?
Freelancers: Should You Show Up as You or a Company?
What to call your design business is one of the biggest questions freelance designers face. As a designer you are running a business, whether you have an LLC that clients write checks out to or not. But you are also a person who designs, and your reputation is likely tied to your first and last name. (Unless you’re so famous people only refer to you by one of them.)
·dribbble.com·
Freelancers: Should You Show Up as You or a Company?
Actually try on your job applications
Actually try on your job applications
It can be a pain to put in more effort on job applications, but it takes you further than you think.
·cassidoo.co·
Actually try on your job applications
Cal Newport, the man who never procrastinates
Cal Newport, the man who never procrastinates
This Georgetown professor, podcaster, and best-selling author of ‘Deep Work’ and ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ has the key to meeting goals and having free time. His personal success is proof that his techniques work
·english.elpais.com·
Cal Newport, the man who never procrastinates
Tenacious curiosity in the lab can lead to a Nobel Prize – mRNA research exemplifies the unpredictable value of basic scientific research
Tenacious curiosity in the lab can lead to a Nobel Prize – mRNA research exemplifies the unpredictable value of basic scientific research
The winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine made a discovery that helped create the COVID-19 vaccines. They couldn’t have anticipated the tremendous impact of their findings.
·theconversation.com·
Tenacious curiosity in the lab can lead to a Nobel Prize – mRNA research exemplifies the unpredictable value of basic scientific research
Writing for Software Engineers: Read Me First
Writing for Software Engineers: Read Me First
Developers should share more of their knowledge with their peers. Follow this advice to overcome your anxieties and start blogging (or blog better).
·thenewstack.io·
Writing for Software Engineers: Read Me First
20 Things I've Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer - Simple Thread
20 Things I've Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer - Simple Thread
Important, Read This First You’re about to read a blog post with a lot of advice. Learning from those who came before us is instrumental to success, but we often forget an important caveat. Almost all advice is contextual, yet it is rarely delivered with any context. “You just need to charge more!” says the company […]
·simplethread.com·
20 Things I've Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer - Simple Thread
Talker’s block
Talker’s block
No one ever gets talker’s block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all…
·seths.blog·
Talker’s block
The Real Threat To Your Job Now Is Not AI
The Real Threat To Your Job Now Is Not AI
Fears of job displacement have often centered around the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to automate tasks traditionally performed by humans. While AI undoubtedly presents challenges and opportunities, there's a subtler, more immediate threat lurking in the shadows.
·programmingpulse.vercel.app·
The Real Threat To Your Job Now Is Not AI
How I hire great engineers
How I hire great engineers
Whenever I need to hire someone new onto my team, I put myself through a miniature bootcamp. Here are the broad strokes. Know what you're looking for before you look for it. If you can't articulate what your expectations of this team member will be for the first 30, 60, 90 days, you're putting a low ceiling on the experience for all.
·thedailydeveloper.substack.com·
How I hire great engineers
5 Lessons I learned the hard way from 6 years as a software engineer
5 Lessons I learned the hard way from 6 years as a software engineer
Hey there, Jordan here 👋. You’re probably familiar with most of my articles being a “how-to” guide. Those guides come from my real-world experience and lessons I learned—usually from mistakes I made. This article is going to cover the 5 biggest lessons
·careercutler.substack.com·
5 Lessons I learned the hard way from 6 years as a software engineer
Influential people don’t network, they build social capital
Influential people don’t network, they build social capital
Wouldn’t it be nice to always be able to pick up the phone to ask for a job referral when you need one, no questions asked? Or to ask for an intro to someone? Or for support or advice on an idea?
·thecaringtechie.com·
Influential people don’t network, they build social capital
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: A Simple 3-Step Process
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: A Simple 3-Step Process
Imposter syndrome plagues many software engineers and when I first started my career, I was no exception. I had just finished a computer science degree that was mostly based on theory and I had virtually no confidence in my abilities to develop software. Over the years I’ve managed to fully put my imposter syndrome to bed and you can too by following these three specific steps:
·thesweekly.com·
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: A Simple 3-Step Process
Gathering Structures
Gathering Structures
How to gather people and create communities in ways that are low-stress and high-payoff
·maggieappleton.com·
Gathering Structures
Engineer's Guide to LinkedIn
Engineer's Guide to LinkedIn
A simple guide for Engineers and Leaders on how to leverage LinkedIn for Career Growth
·hybridhacker.email·
Engineer's Guide to LinkedIn
Work on these things - Marginal REVOLUTION
Work on these things - Marginal REVOLUTION
Here are some projects I’d like to see funded, some through my own ventures, or others through alternative mechanisms. On these issues, the right person could have an enormous impact, whether through the research side or directly coming up with actionable ideas, including of course creating and building companies. More studies of super-effective people. Either […]
·marginalrevolution.com·
Work on these things - Marginal REVOLUTION
I sell onions on the Internet - Deep South Ventures
I sell onions on the Internet - Deep South Ventures
Vidalia Onions to be exact. They’re classified as a sweet onion, and because of their mild flavor (they don’t make your eyes tear up), some folks can eat them like an apple. Most of my customers do. During a phone order one season – 2018 I believe – a customer shared this story where he ... Read more
·deepsouthventures.com·
I sell onions on the Internet - Deep South Ventures
Building trust as a software engineer
Building trust as a software engineer
When working on Airbnb’s infra team, I struggled to grow from an L4 engineer to a senior/L5 eng. I came early, stayed late, and said yes to working on anything that needed help - I was as eager as a new grad could be.
·graphite.dev·
Building trust as a software engineer