Sept. 27, 2021

Startups vs Big Tech Company as a Software Engineer (Interview Process and Career Growth)


I brought on the CEO of Formation (an ex-Facebook software engineer) who helps junior software engineers progress and prepare for mid to senior level interviews. She had a ton of expertise and experience to share with the industry. We talked about the different types of software engineering teams, at different sized companies, and how to prepare for them. If you find yourself nervous in interviews and don't really know what employers are looking for, this section of the podcast should be really insightful for you. She also shared what the progression to becoming a senior software engineer looks like at these different types of companies. We not only talk about how to prepare in the short-term, but also paths you can take for long-term career development as a software engineer. This podcast episode was packed with experience and advice. I hope this helps!

Host/Guest:
Don Hansen - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donthedeveloper
Sophie Novati - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophienovati

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