Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: career

59 bookmarks tagged “career

The rise of never-ending job interviews - BBC Worklife
Some companies are asking candidates to attend multiple interviews. But too many rounds could be a red flag – and even drive candidates away.

Magnitudes of exploration. | Irrational Exuberance
Standardizing on a given platform or technology is one of the most powerful ways to create leverage within a company: improve the tooling a bit and every engineer will get more productive. Exploration is, in the long run, an even more powerful force, with successes compounding over time. Developing an investment thesis to balance the ratios and timing of standardization and exploration is a core challenge of engineering strategy.

Always be quitting -
A good philosophy to live by at work is to “always be quitting”. No, don’t be constantly thinking of leaving your job 😱. But act as if you might leave on short notice 😎. Counterintuitively, this will make you a better engineer and open up growth opportunities. A thread 👇.

An incomplete list of skills senior engineers need, beyond coding | by Camille Fournier | Jun, 2021 | Medium
For varying levels of seniority, from senior, to staff, and beyond.. “An incomplete list of skills senior engineers need, beyond coding” is published by Camille Fournier.

Ten Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer - haseeb qureshi
When the story of how I landed a job at Airbnb went viral, I was surprised at how infatuated people were with my negotiations. Media stories portrayed me as some kind of master negotiator—a wily ex...

HRIS Employee Management Software | Humaans
The fastest way to onboard and manage your staff. Mobile first, perfect for remote and distributed teams, and takes 1 minute to get up and running.

Staying on the path to high performing teams. | Irrational Exuberance
As a caveat, the system fix is to hire net-new people, increasing the overall capacity of the company. Sometimes folks instead attempt to capture more resources from existing company, and I’m pretty negative on that. People are not fungible, and generally folks end up in useful places, so I’m skeptical of reassigning existing folks to drive optimality. By nature, it’s also impossible for this kind of discussion to not become political, even when everyone involved has deep trust and r...

Know your “One Job”, continued –
Holy macaroni batman, I was not expecting that post to ignite a shitstorm. It felt like a pretty straightforward observation: you were hired to do a job, you should do your best to do that job. Interestingly, the response was almost universally positive for the first 8 hours or so. But then the tide began…

My Engineering Values | Mike McQuaid
I’ve been encouraged by a mentor to think about what my core (engineering) values are (in the context of being recently promoted to be a “staff engineer” and having my eyes on being a “principal engineer” one day). This felt like something that could be of wider interest so here we go: