Let’s face it, being a software engineer is not easy, especially during your struggling days.
Everything I learned and achieved since helping developers by sharing content online.
- Talk to 30+ startup CEOs.
- Found a new Job & moved to Sweden.
- $10,000+ of side income as a creator.
- Helped 100+ developers by 1-1 mentorship.
- Made 2 best friends.
- Launched multiple products.
A quick introduction
Hey! I’m Ankur.
An enthusiastic software engineer.
I develop/test web applications, mentor developers and create content.
- I work as a consultant developer.
- I wrote 2 Books.
- I help code newbies to become a better developers.
Check out more on my My BIO LINK
One of the biggest problems that self-taught developers face at the beginning of their careers is guidance.
- They don’t know exactly how to ask questions
- Whom to ask.
All This started back in 2020
- We took 10 students in the 1st batch and without any fees.
- 8 students stay with us for 12 weeks.
- 3 out of them grab an almost 100% hike on their current CTC.
- We were happy.
We managed to help around 200+ people with various tech & career-related issues. I was happy but nothing comes easy in life.
One of our mentors (a good friend) questioned my credibility & which was a real shock to me.
We don’t talk anymore.
I get the sense with regular 9-5, managing another full-time program is not a cakewalk.
My career stories eventually helped many code newbies
- Replied to my 9/10 DMs, I usually replied to DMs, emails over the weekend.
- Started 2-1-1 developer growth newsletter.
- Pair programming with mentees.
- Interview with @FrancescoCiull4
Interview link – Growing as a Software Engineer with 1-1 Mentorship – Ankur Tyagi
That year I wrote a book ” The Prime Guide ”
It summaries what I learned while being a software developer. you will not get an overnight upgrade.
Growing takes time, effort, dedication, and discipline, as well as reframing into a growth mindset.
In March 2021, a typical day, I just casually asked Akshat to refer me to his company in Sweden.
As we both worked together in my startup so he knows what I can bring on to the table. He referred me & things went well.
Read the full story here: How I Get a Job as a Software Engineer in Sweden.
The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” — Keith
My Golden Rule of Networking is simple: Don’t keep the score
Networking is not about just connecting people.
It’s about connecting:
- people with people,
- people with ideas,
- people with opportunities
If you like shortcuts, this is for you.
Find a mentor, the better will you get.
A good mentor helps challenge your own ways of thinking, The thing is, a good mentor is hard to come by.
Read in more details- How to Grow as a Software Engineer (Developer) in 2021
All my learnings from sharing the content
- Online world !== Offline world
- No one is your friend here, never be emotional.
- Content creation is a pure business.
- Don’t try to be a generalist here.
- Make your moves sent that DM/cold email
- Twitter groups plays important role in backstages.
- Not all CEOs are as good as they look in a Twitter profile
- Some are real-time superheroes Raising hands
- FOMO is real
- Play a long-term game with long-term people.
- Not every trend is worth watching
- Gumroad is the best & fast to start selling your products.
- Twitter spaces are a good stage if you leveraged them.
- Not every mentor is having a good heart along with skills, mentorship is more about listening instead of throwing GYAAN.
- People will backstep you no matter what you do.
I explore through my work & sharing my career stories about tech, growth, and building a better career as a developer.
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