#demystifyIT: Technical Writer – story by Oana Turnea

#demystifyIT: Technical Writer – story by Oana Turnea

Hello and welcome to my new series: #demystifyIT!

I’m a career changer and I remember how limited my knowledge was when I was just starting in IT 11 years ago: which role to choose, what I could be good at?

Is programming the only ‘right’ career to follow?

What if I’m not technical enough?

The idea behind is it to show you that tech is beautiful, and there’s a place for everyone!

This week I’d like to introduce you to my amazing colleague Oana Turnea and her “career in tech” journey. You’ll also have a chance to learn more about her role as a Technical Writer!

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6 myths about contributing to open source

6 myths about contributing to open source

Whether you’re a Code Newbie who is just beginning your career in tech or experienced professional, you might have heard various myths about contributing to open source.

In this article, I’m gonna demystify some of them for you. I hope that after reading it you’ll give it a try and deep dive into an amazing open source world.

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Red flags in a job interview

Red flags in a job interview

Have you ever left the job interview feeling that something is just not right? Have doubts about joining that company? High chances are you’ve spotted some red flags.

Keep in mind that the recruitment process is a two-way street. It’s not only about the company hiring the right person, but also a great opportunity for you to learn more about them before you say “yes” to their job offer.

Make sure to give yourself time to think about the entire interviewing experience as those might have been important warning signs.

Here are 8 red flags in a job interview that you shouldn’t ignore.

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Questions to ask in a job interview

Questions to ask in a job interview

You may already know from my 2 previous articles: “How to prepare for a technical interview (and “live coding” part) for a Software Engineer role?” and “Interview preparation checklist” how crucial it is to have your questions ready – thanks to this you not only show your interest but also learn about things that are important for YOU.

They will also help you understand whether the role you’ve applied for and the company you’re interviewing with is really for you.

Use the below questions throughout your interviews. Some might be relevant for a member of the recruitment team, others will be suitable for other Interviewers or your future Manager (they’re usually called “Hiring Managers”).

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