What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Software Engineer in Pittsburgh:
"Learn To Solve Problems, Understand Business Needs."
Never stop learning new and better ways of solving problems; embrace failure as a necessary component of growth; don't try to change the world--try to make the world better one small piece at a time.
Software Engineer in Kirkland:
"Communication Skills Matter."
If you've ignored your communication skills up to this point, take some time and energy your first few years out of university developing them. Even if you stay in a purely technical role you will need to convince others of your greatness.
Even if you have some experience there is probably more you could do.
- Written v. Verbal.
- Formal and structured v. Informal and unstructured.
- 1:1 v. Small group v. Large group.
- Technical v, non-technical audience.