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Mentorship

As a developer…
… people often assume you are capable of doing pretty much anything that the job could possibly entail. Whether you are a junior, journeyman or experienced developer, you may very well find yourself struggling to find a road forward in your work. You may feel isolated in a project. Maybe you’re missing some skills you know you should have. Does your workplace have a plan for levelling you up? Do you? If you want to get started with mentorship, coaching or even some specific training, check out our professional mentorships.

As a business owner…
… recruiting developers in the current market is a monstrous undertaking. Recruiters scour the streets for anyone not completely tied to their job and who is experienced enough to be labelled "senior" if you squint at their CV. As a result, it often feels like you can't find the people you need. If this sounds like you, read more about providing mentorship and coaching for your staff.

I believe the long-term solution to the recruitment problem is to improve your focus on training, coaching and mentorship. A good onboarding process and culture of teaching and mentorship will make you an attractive workplace who can pull excellent junior developers from the firehose of today’s vocational boot-camps and training programs. I can help your business and your development team figure out how to continuously make sure your new or inexperienced hires acquire the skills they need.

But what about the short-term, you ask? I also have the experience to do hands-on work where I provide select members of your development team with a personal mentor, helping to improve their professional skills for current and future responsibilities.

While no one can create developers from thin air, I can help you quickly and efficiently grow junior developers into strong mid-level team members as well as help your experienced developers tackle the responsibilities of seniority.

Read more about our thoughts on establishing a culture of learning for your business.