Tips for building a successful career as a software engineer (free PDF)

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Provided by: TechRepublic
Topic: Developer
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If you’re considering embarking on a career as a software engineer, this collection of tips and resources will give you a head start. The ebook includes information and advice on salaries, job markets, skills, and questions you may be asked during interviews.

From the ebook:

Where can I find resources for a career in software engineering?
There are many paths to becoming a software engineer, and most people take the one less traveled, according to Hired’s 2019 State of Software Engineering report.

While 46% of respondents start their software engineering careers by earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science, one in five said they are self-taught. Some 13% of respondents said they took a more hybrid approach, taking advantage of developer bootcamps through companies like General Assembly and Hack Reactor.

In terms of learning top programming languages, sites like GitHub offer plenty of guides and resources to get started.

Coding bootcamps have proven to be extremely beneficial for software engineers: 76% of bootcamp graduates said the courses helped prepare them for their software engineering job. Bootcamps are a great resource for software engineers looking to reskill, upskill, or break into the field, the Hired report said.

For prospective software engineers who want more in-depth knowledge on the topic, EdX offers plenty of courses and degree plans for software engineers. The best part is that all courses are online, which could be helpful for working professionals and parents. EdX has introductory courses to software engineering, as well as advanced certificate programs.
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