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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While there is no magic formula for a perfect CV, 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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Looking for a job is not an easy task, and sometimes sending CVs might not be enough. It’s good to have a plan thanks to which you’ll increase your chances of getting a job!
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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 the most common questions I’m receiving throughout my career from Developers interested in working at Microsoft, together with my answers.
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*please note that the below answers are based on my work experience and refers to Engineering teams in Europe
Let’s be honest: when you’re a Code Newbie and 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 start doing on GitHub now.
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