Career Change Into Tech: Are You Utilising Your Profile For Success?

Someone reached out to me today who is trying to pursue a career change into tech. They asked if I could help them get their first role in tech. When I get requests like this, before I even consider taking them on as a coaching client, I always take some time first to look at …

Why You Should Apply For Roles You Have No Business Applying For in Tech

Find the courage to apply for roles you have no business applying for. That means: – you may not have all the experience required – it’s a big step up from your current role – despite this, you believe it’s a good fit for you and you’d be good 3 things are likely to happen: …

Great books I’ve read/listened to recently for career development or personal development

I am very big on career development and personal development, and one of the techniques I use to help with this is to read or listen to books that improve my knowledge and/or self awareness. Here’s 5 great books I have read recently: This one is an additional resources to compliment the Business Mentoring programme …

What I’ve Learned From 15 Years At The Same Company in Tech

According to LinkedIn it is my work anniversary month and they are telling me I’ve reached 15 years at the same company. Lord have mercy! I’ve been so busy that I forgot to even celebrate (or cry) on 4th June, the actual anniversary day. LinkedIn has got me here all in my feelings. Reminiscing about the …

The Power Of User Feedback And The App Developer Mindset and Confidence

Early last week I had the pleasure of attending a debriefing after a user study for the app I worked on as a Senior Developer over the last few years, until recently becoming the Agile Development Lead for the same app development team.   It was so good to hear real user feedback about what they …

STEP INTO LEADERSHIP: HELPING SOMEONE TO GROW – THE SATISFYING SIDE OF BEING IN A TECH LEADERSHIP ROLE

Last week I did something important that I didn’t even realise I’d get an opportunity to do so quickly as part of my new role as an Agile Development Lead (aka Engineering Manager)… I made my first promotion decision last week since taking a step into leadership, by conducting successful interviews for the position the …

7 things you should know before you decide to start your journey to become a Software Developer

Are you frustrated in your current job due to lack of progression?   Maybe your current job is at risk due to the current financial climate? You really want a career change, and have an interest in tech?   Considering transitioning your career to become a software developer? Here’s 7 things you should know before you decide …

Exceptional Female Role Models Interview

I sat down for an open and honest chat with Richard Pickard (CEO of Inclusive Search, Champion of Women in Business) for the Exceptional Female Role Models series, about my journey into the technology industry, diversity in tech advocacy, and the lack of representation of underrepresented group in tech, and my hopes for the future. Check …

Career In Tech Interview With Women in Tech

I sat down with Women in Tech for a chat about progressing my career in tech and my experience of working in the industry. Check out the interview here https://www.womenintech.co.uk/dionne-condor-farrell-senior-developer-transport-london If you’re a woman who is frustrated in your current job, and need to build inner confidence to make a career change into tech, check out …