How to become a better mentor

#121 – January 09, 2023

We are back! Happy New Year everyone. 🤙

Hopefully, your end of year wasn't spoiled by the various security breaches and you are all ready for more learning.

What is a mentor? You might call it coaching or supporting, but basically a mentor is someone in your team that takes extra care of new developers and supports them in their first couple of weeks or months. This usually involves anything from making sure they have the right tools and access rights needed to perform their job, help them when they have domain or code related questions or just making sure they have someone to sit with in the lunchroom their first couple of days.

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You joined the new company, got a new computer, downloaded some necessary tools and today is your first day in the project. It’s already 10am but no one is contacting you. To avoid this for your new hires follow onboarding good practices with developer onboarding checklist and documentation.

I often see the question asked about how to make the jump from Senior Engineer to Staff Engineer, which makes sense because this jump is really challenging. How do you actually do it?

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And I'll see you next Monday! 👋