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Step 5: Understand what it takes to be an expert

In 1993, a professor at Florida State University by the name of Dr. K. Anders Ericsson published a paper entitled: “The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance”. The study was conducted with subjects from ultra competitive, … Continue reading

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Step 4: Put your software where your mouth is

Virtually every job listing you’ll ever come across will require one very important document: A résumé. The impression that this document makes on your prospective employer is crucial. Not only does it stand as a representation of you before you … Continue reading

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Step 3: Take the “dream” out of “dream job”

Earlier, I quoted the maxim: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. There are a few variations of this quote out there, the most common being: “If you do what … Continue reading

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Step 2: Prepare to work for what you want

The most valuable asset you could offer a potential employer is experience. Although a qualification can be great for getting a foot in the door, anyone who has worked long enough knows that theory and practice are not often synonymous. … Continue reading

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Step 1: Be proud to be an engineer

What ever happened to praising the hard working engineer? The Steve Wozniaks and Linus Torvaldses of the world. We have put managers, directors, and CEO’s so high up on a pedestal that many of us actually believe, unless we end … Continue reading

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