Career change: my 1st year as a Software Engineer at Microsoft

Career change: my 1st year as a Software Engineer at Microsoft

Celebrating 7 years at Microsoft and my first year as a Software Engineer after the career change: from recruitment to software engineering role at ‘Microsoft Teams’ Prague team!

This post will be a mix of my thoughts/learnings from my 1st year as a Software Engineer at Microsoft: it is not about “I delivered x amount of features in XYZ areas” or “I had a chance to do this and that”.

Quite the opposite: it’s a very personal post about what was happening with me, what challenges I was overcoming. And while I knew that changing my career won’t be easy, I think I didn’t expect some of the below to happen.

I don’t see many posts of what is really going ‘behind the scene’ with those who went through a career change this is why I’m sharing below.

Hopefully, you can be better prepared and avoid some of the things I’ve experienced.

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Job search preparation checklist

Job search preparation checklist

This post contains proven tips I’ve been sharing with my mentees for the last few years and is dedicated to all of you who will be soon/are currently looking for a new job.

I decided to gather all my articles related to job search preparation in one place to make it easier for you – just follow below checklist. Happy job hunting!

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How to write a CV?

How to write a CV?

Writing a CV is an important step of every job search.

And while there is no magic formula for a perfect one (believe me, every Recruiter, Hiring Manager has their own preferecens on what a good CV should have), you should always aim to have it updated and tailored for a role(s) you’re planning to apply for.

Check what information my “must-have” CV would include.

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Becoming a Software Engineer at Microsoft [Q and A]

Becoming a Software Engineer at Microsoft [Q and A]

There is a lot of advice online for people interested in joining Microsoft as a Software Engineers.

In this post, I decided to share with you my first-hand experience and answer the most common questions I’m receiving throughout my career from Developers interested in working at Microsoft.

I’m sure that my article will help you clarify some of your doubts as well as get a better understanding of how to get a Software Engineering role at Microsoft.

[Read about my journey into software engineering]
*please note that the below answers are based on my work experience and refers to Engineering teams in Europe

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Code Newbies, here are 4 things you can start doing on GitHub now!

Code Newbies, here are 4 things you can start doing on GitHub now!

Code Newbies, let’s be honest: when you’re a beginner who has just started learning to code, the idea of jumping on GitHub and doing something there might be…intimidating. I’ve been there, other Engineers as well, so don’t worry! Here are 4 things you can do on GitHub now (think of it as a GitHub for beginners guide).

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