Going places: How to manage your career

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  1. It forces you to become an expert. You can gloss over points you don’t quite understand, but most people will realize as they’re writing that there’s a point they don’t quite understand and go figure it out. Be that type of person.
  2. It positions you as an expert. If you write about it — you must know what you’re talking about, so you’re the person to talk to if there’s a problem in that area! More questions, more digging deep, more expertise. Virtuous cycle.
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Getting there

  • Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities and ask for them specifically.
  • Create opportunities for yourself by identifying existing pain points or ideas in your area of growth and suggesting you work on them.
  • Remind your manager occasionally where you’d like to grow and ask them how you’re doing. A (not so) gentle reminder to look for relevant opportunities can’t hurt and their feedback can help you focus on things to do or stop doing in order to achieve your goals.
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Good luck

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Tech Lead @ Google • Ex-Dropbox • I create software by applying careful study, thoughtful listening and open conversation

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Tech Lead @ Google • Ex-Dropbox • I create software by applying careful study, thoughtful listening and open conversation

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