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

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Chapter 32. Taking on an apprentice: Being Yoda

Having a mentor is great, but sometimes being a mentor is better. No matter how far along you may be in your software development career, chances are there’s someone who could benefit from your wisdom or advice.

It’s important to give back to the community, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it can also benefit you immensely.

In this chapter, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of being a mentor and how you can choose which apprentices you should take on.

Being a mentor

Many developers don’t think they have what it takes to be a mentor to someone else. Perhaps you’re in the same situation. Perhaps you feel that you don’t have the qualifications to coach or help someone ...

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