Madison Logic CTO was recently quoted in an insightful article at EngineerJobs.com, where he offered his advice to newly hired engineers who are trying to make a splash at their new gig.
The article is a great read, not only for computer engineers, but virtually anyone who’s at the forefront of a new career.
Here’s an excerpt:
Negativity, Office Politics, and Real Networking
The solitary, scruffy engineer is a revered stereotype in Hollywood, but much less so in professional circles. Doing the job requires networking, collaboration, and developing those dreaded ‘soft skills’… even more so when it’s your first job, or you’re a new hire on an established team. “Engineering classes are pure meritocracies,” Herschberg writes. “You are judged by a single, objective metric. In the real world, it’s much more subtle and complex.”
Herschberg recalls learning this lesson as an interviewer, screening candidates for an engineering position. “I interviewed two candidates,” he recalls, “and while one was clearly smarter, the other was more personable and
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communicated better. It made me realize just how important that was.”
Head on over to EngineerJobs.com for the full post.