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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 9. Climbing the corporate ladder

I know quite a few people in the IT industry who just can’t seem to ever move up in the world. Year after year they have the same exact job and job title. I wonder if they ever even get a raise. Do you know someone like that? It’s surprisingly common. If you don’t want to end up on that dead-end path, you’ve got to do something about it. In this chapter, I’m going to give you some advice on how to climb the corporate ladder so that you don’t get stuck in the same position, never advancing.

Taking responsibility

The most important thing you can do to go up in the ranks at any company is to take on more responsibility.

Tip

It may seem obvious, but often in your career you’ll be faced with choices ...

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