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

– 90% of programming jobs are in creating Line of Business software
– Engineers are hired to create business value, not to program things
– You radically overestimate the average skill of the competition because of the crowd you hang around with
– “Read ad. Send in resume. Go to job interview. Receive offer.” is the exception, not the typical case, for getting employment
– All business decisions are ultimately made by one or a handful of multi-cellular organisms closely related to chimpanzees, not by rules or by algorithms

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