Intro to Career DevelopmentCareer development is a lifelong process that involves exploring one's interests, skills, and values to make informed decisions about career choices. This process is influenced by various factors such as personal circumstances, social norms, and economic trends.
- Supporting engineers' daily work and career developmentSherry covers multiple ways to foster career development, including: • Surveying Engineers About Tooling • Striving for Being in the ‘Flow Zone’ • Cultivating Collaboration • Holding Retrospectives for Your 1:1s • Regularly Reviewing Career Ladders with Engineers She also covers a few things to avoid: • Conducting Surveys then ignoring the feedback you receive • Treating career ladders as checklists for promotion
Frameworks For How to Think About CareersThere are several frameworks that individuals can use to think about their careers, including the Holland codes, the self-determination theory, and the protean career model. These frameworks offer different perspectives on how individuals can align their careers with their personal goals and values.
- How to Think About Your CareerJulie covers: • Your career is defined by your skills and how you’ve used them, not by any external measure of your progress. • Treat your manager as a coach, not as a judge. • Create a mental image of yourself mastering the skills you most want to master, and believe that that is in your future. • You own your career, and you have more of an ability to shape it than anybody else.
How to Think About Management PathwaysThinking about management pathways involves considering various factors such as one's skills, interests, and values, as well as the organizational culture and structure. There are different types of management roles, such as functional, general, and executive management, each with its unique challenges and opportunities. It is important to have a clear understanding of the expectations and requirements of each role before pursuing a management career.
- Career Development: What It Really Means to be a Manager, Director, or VPWhile Dave is not a fan of many leveling approaches, he is a fan of defining the use of Manager, Director, and VP in Job Titles: • Managers are paid to drive results with some support • Directors are paid to drive results with little or no supervision • VPs are paid to make the plan
Career Conversations as the ManagerCareer conversations between managers and employees are essential for career development. Managers can provide guidance, feedback, and support to help employees identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and plan their career paths. Effective career conversations require Active Listening, Empathy, and a growth mindset.
- Having Career ConversationsJoe explains how there are 2 desired outcomes from a career planning conversations: 1) Clear Goal(s) 2) An understanding of the motivations that underlie the goal(s) He then provides a concrete list of suggestions on how to juggle the cultural and organizational dynamics of providing career advice.
- The Problem with Career Conversations TodayRuss covers: • Why should managers have career conversations? • Problem 1: Imposter career conversations vs. real career conversations • Problem 2: Being too oriented to the short term • Problem 3: Check-the-box mentality • Problem 4: Haphazard and random
- Mentorship for Engineers
- Onboarding Engineers
- Imposter Syndrome
- Team Building
- Annual Planning
- Product Management Career Ladders
- Managing Product Managers
- Performance Reviews
- Structuring Product Teams
- Managing More Experienced People
- Managing Remotely
- One-On-One Meetings
- Managing Managers
- Intro to Managing People
- Managing Designers