Why Coding Mentorship Matters

The fastest way to level up as an aspiring developer is through 1-on-1 mentorship. There’s a reason why the largest companies like Google, Microsoft, Airbnb, and the like assign mentors to the junior developers they hire. It’s because it’s a highly effective way to learn. The best developers seek out coding mentors who can challenge…

Ken Mazaika

Salary Negotiation for Web Developers

The last step to getting your dream job as a developer is everyone’s favorite: signing the offer letter and making it official. But the first salary a company proposes doesn’t need to be the final offer that you accept. Here are five rules to follow when negotiating a job offer that will ensure both you…

Ken Mazaika

The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made as a Developer

There is one mistake I’ve made in the course of my career that stands out as being the “biggest screw up of my career.” Before this mistake, I felt like an unstoppable programmer – and as such, I had a bit of an ego problem. It was a case in which I should’ve checked myself…

Ken Mazaika

Personal Branding as a Software Developer

It is too easy to communicate with potential employers through your personal branding in ways that pretty much ensure they will not move forward with you in the hiring process. Whether you’re communicating in a cover letter, resume, or in-person interview, the result is the same. In this article, we’ll run you through: The 4…

Ken Mazaika