A Smart Guide for Your Career as a Software Engineer

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Do you want to earn a six figure income, work from anywhere, live a lifestyle of your choosing and be a part of the people who develop the next generation software applications? Are you a software engineer already, but want to change jobs or advance in your current role to get promoted?

If that is you, congratulations! The bad news is that there are thousands of other people just like you with more starting that journey every day. Each one of them is a potential competitor when you look for your next job. They may even be your co-worker and friend who also want to get promoted!

"A Smart Guide for Your Career as a Software Engineer" is exactly the book you want to read. You learn what it takes to stand out among the crowd, how to impress the interviewers and most importantly, how to be an employee that gets promoted because you add value and come across as professional, well organized and energized.


The book is structured around a person's journey to become a software engineer and grow their career:

  • Why become a software engineer?
  • How to become a software engineer?
  • Job search
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Interviews
  • Offer negotiations
  • First day
  • First 100 days
  • Promotions
  • Teamwork
  • Leaving the company

Read it cover to cover or jump to the topic that most applies to your current situation. Armed with the knowledge, advice, tips & tricks and templates in this book, your chances of getting that next job or being promoted rather than your co-worker are significantly higher than without reading this book.

The book's price is as follows:

  • $10 - Pre-sales
  • $20 - Early bird (first 30 days after the book is published)
  • $35 - Regular price (starting 31 days after the book is published)

These are minimum prices. If you think this book is valuable to you, you are free to pay more.

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"I just finished Mike's new book, and I strongly recommend it to anyone pursuing a career in Tech. Lots of actionable tips! At British Airways, I'm already planning my team's 2021 objectives using his advice." - Pablo Fernandez

"In this book Mike takes you through a variety of topics relevant to becoming a software engineer. It's easy to read due to a nice flow - even for a non-English speaker like me. The book has a hands-on perspective and lots of tips and tricks, do's and don'ts. Although I have some experience in tech with over 4 years as a web developer I still learned a lot from reading A Smart Guide for Your Career as a Software Engineer. Go grab a copy, start your tech career - you will not regret it 😊👍" - Brian Andersen

"I love this book "A Smart Guide for Software Engineer". It's full of good tips on how to prepare for a software engineer job and succeed in the workforce. This is going to be very handy throughout my career at Twitter. I can't wait to put those valuable tips into my new year career goals." - Leanne Zhang

"Over the last few years, Mike has always been supportive of my career growth with great pieces of advice. It was a definite excitement to see Mike putting his words of wisdom into a book that can reach more people in need. At the early stage of my career, I always wish there was a better guide to clear some unknowns to better prepare for my interviews and new jobs. It has been a pleasure to preview Mike's book, and I really enjoyed the tips and tricks packed inside. Moving forward, I know I have more tools in my pocket to advance my career better." - Rock Hu

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If you think the price is too expensive, please contact me and we can work something out that works for you. The best place to reach me is a direct message on Twitter @mikenikles. If you decide to do that, please message me with a price you can afford.

Refund Policy

If you're not 100% satisfied with the purchase, or it's not what you were expecting, just reply to the download email within 30 days, and you'll get a full refund. No questions asked.

About the author

I am Mike Nikles; I have led hundreds of job interviews and reviewed thousands of resumes over the last twenty years in my career as a software engineer. I also sat at the other side of the interview table plenty of times as my LinkedIn profile shows, including at my time at Google.

I work as a full-stack developer at Goldsky, where I focus on the developer experience – from the CLI to the APIs to the web app.

I'm also the founder of Webstone Technologies where we build webstone.app and Webstone Plugins to simplify full-stack web development.

Prior to that, I worked as a developer advocate and web team lead at Gidpot. Even before that, I spent a few years at Google, had my own business and worked at companies anywhere from two to hundreds of employees. I helped with critical first hires, tripled engineering teams and mentored others to become effective hiring managers.

You can learn more about me on Twitter @mikenikles or on my personal website www.mikenikles.com.

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