Top 5 Soft Skills For Engineers

Tim Mouskhelichvili
Tim Mouskhelichvili
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I hope you're doing well.

As technical people, we often value hard skills (for example, knowing a specific programming language or framework) more than soft skills.

But, what we often forget is that:

  • The majority of people are not technical.

We often place too much importance on hard skills, but from a business point of view, soft skills are as important.

Here are the TOP soft skills that you need to develop to become the perfect software engineer:

  1. Communication. Effective communication is essential to convey your ideas, collaborate with your team, explain technical concepts to non-technical people, and progress in your career.
  2. Time management. Software engineers work on multiple tasks/projects at the same time. It is essential to learn to manage your time.
  3. Empathy. You must learn to empathize with the end-users to deliver the best product.
  4. Collaboration. Most of the time, you will work inside a team. That's why it is crucial to learn to collaborate effectively and work together towards a common goal.
  5. Adaptability. This industry is constantly evolving, and software engineers should be adaptable to new technologies and methodologies to stay relevant and deliver high-quality work.

By developing those skills you will:

  • Be better positioned for promotions.
  • Be better positioned to work on exciting projects.
  • Have more influence over critical team decisions.
  • And more!

Work and develop those skills, and you will become UNSTOPPABLE.

Tip of the week

Let's say you have an array type in TypeScript.

How do you get the element type from that array?

By using conditional types!

Here is an example:

typescript infer

Cool right?


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Thank you for reading.

See you next week!

Tim M.

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