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 1st 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.

p.s. if you start thinking “Is she really happy about that career change?” then I can assure you that yes 🙂 !

p.s. 2 If you want to know more about my journey into software engineering, then please check this post. My review of 2020 can be found here. And here’s where you can read how my remote onboarding looked like.

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My journey into Software Engineering

My journey into Software Engineering

I was thinking about writing this kind of a summary of my journey for quite some time. And even though it is still ongoing, I decided to share it as I truly believe that “sharing is caring”: maybe it will inspire someone else to follow their dreams, maybe someone is also learning how to code and is having one of the “Omg, I don’t know anything and can’t code” moments. Whatever the reason is, I hope you’ll enjoy reading it 😉

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