Whether you have just started or you are already working in Tech for a couple of years, I’m pretty sure that you have asked yourself the following questions at some point:
* How does a successful career in tech look like? What are my career options?
* How can I advance my career and take it to the next level?
* How do I become valuable to my company? What separates the best performers from the average performers?
* How can I prepare myself to the upcoming changes in our industry?
* How can I market myself?
* How can I crack the interview process to the best companies?
* How do I negotiate my salary?
* How can I have more autonomy in my job? How can I work 100% remotely?
* How can I get a job abroad?
Back in 2009, I had the same questions, but I could not find the answer to most of them. There was not much out there in Portuguese back then. (Yes, I only got to learn English much later on.)
Today, living and working in New York City for the past 5 years, I would like to share the tips that I wished I had received 10+ years ago when I was starting my career in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
I'm currently writing a book that I plan to launch this year about Career Abroad in IT. For that, I'm interviewing a total of 50 Successful Technologists working on most important Tech Hubs around the world.
This talk will be a summary of my experience and the main lessons that I learned from those 50 professionals.