March 13, 2020

SamanthaMing Weekly

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How to Ace the Developer Interview Blog

So you’re ready to get you first developer job. That’s awesome! After going to a few interviews myself. I want to share with you some of my ...

📚What I'm Learning

Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work

Margaret Heffernan (TED talk)

The happy secret to better work

Shawn Achor (TED talk)

We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made.

Jonathan Solórzano-Hamilton (freeCodeCamp)


Documenting my journey as a developer

Technical skills gets you through the door, being a good person lands you the job

More and more companies these days are not just testing your technical abilities. They're equally weighting your soft skills 💛

When I was interviewing at GitLab. It was 50/50. They're confirming that I do have the skills to perform the job, BUT they're also making sure I'm not a douche bag 😵

Companies are realizing hiring kind people is a business advantage. We do our best work when we are supporting and helping each other. When they hire kind people, it's good for job performance, retention, and cultural morale 💪

Brilliant jerks just don’t work anymore. They’re a business liability. Companies can lose existing talent because good people would start quitting. Productivity and morale will go down because everyone else is trying to avoid working with them. No good ❌

So while you focus on your programming skills. Please also practice kindness, empathy, and respect. Not only will this positively affect your life, but they are employable qualities 👍