Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice

Another gem I re-discoved putting together my personal development initiative, Patrick McKenzie has some phenomenal advice for those just starting their careers. Out of all of his great work, if you read just one article, read this one. My favorite point: “You radically overestimate the average skill of the competition because of the crowd you hang around with.” This hit me like a freight train the first time I read it, and I did well to remember it during college and my first year as an Officer.

Also good, for those looking to start freelancing in particular: Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie on Getting Your First Consulting Client and Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie On Why Your Customers Would Be Happier If You Charged More. Check out the rest of Patrick’s work for other great content.