Back to Back Issues Page
Learn How To Change Career To A Software Engineer
March 15, 2021

Career Redo Success Club

Career Change Challenges,
Creative Solutions!

, Learn How To Change Career To A Software Engineer

March 15, 2021 - Issue #027

Talk with your own Mentor(s) to quickly learn more about your desired career. It may save time and money through a concentrated learning process. Avoid the mistakes of others. Try multiple Mentors or multiple careers to allow you to focus in quickly on your own dream career.

“Your Mentor + Quality Insight = Dream Career”

If you like this newsletter, please do a friend and me a big favor and “pay it forward.” If a friend DID forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting…



  • Quotes/Jokes: Software Engineer Jokes and Fun Quotes

  • Videos: Three Questions To Unlock Your Authentic Career: Ashley Stahl

  • News & Advice: What’s The Right Way To Find A Mentor?

  • Blog Updates: Anand Safi - Software Engineer

  • Career Change News: 10 Steps To A Career In Hedge Funds and Why You Need A Mentor For Career Success

  • Ask the Editor: I want your questions!

  • Feedback: Love to hear from you on any subject



1. An electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and software engineer are on their way to a trade show when their car stalls and they are forced to pull over to the side of the road. The mechanical engineer says, “It’s probably a mechanical problem. I’ll get my tool box out of the trunk and I can fix it.”

The electrical engineer says, “No, I’ll bet it’s an electrical problem. I have my multimeter with me and I’ll go check it out.”

Finally, the software engineer says, “I have the solution! Let’s all get out of the car and then get back in. I’ll bet we’ll be back on the road in no time.”

2. What's the difference between a junior software engineer and a senior software engineer? A senior software engineer writes wrong code faster.  

3. A software engineer gets sent to the shops by his wife. She tells him:

“Go and get a pint of milk, and if they have eggs get six”

So he disappears and comes back ten minutes later with six pints of milk.

“Why on earth did you get six pints of milk?” His wife asks. He replies

“They had eggs”



“Truth can only be found in one place: the code.”

~ Robert C. Martin, Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

“The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.”

~ Frederick Brooks

“Quality must be enforced, otherwise it won't happen. We programmers must be required to write tests, otherwise we won't do it.”

~ Yegor Bugayenko, Code Ahead: Volume 1




Three Questions to unlock your authentic career: Ashley Stahl at TEDxBerkeley

Ashley Stahl started her career is counterterrorism in Washington, D.C. A few years later she became a career coach mainly to millennials. Why and how did that happen? What about you? Are you in the right career path?

She provides a good description of three ways to find the career you are supposed to have to make you happy. This video is several years old, but it is still very much on point.

I’ll provide a sample of what she covers. First, it is beneficial for a person to “rethink”. What does that really mean. Ashley provide a good explanation of that.

Another key area is to “redefine”. Again, she addresses that point and gives you a good understanding of what is needed.

I will leave the third question for you to see in the video. Take a look and feel free to provide feedback to me on your view of the video.

The video is 9:51 minutes long.

See the video by Ashley Stahl here


What’s the Right Way to Find a Mentor?

This article was presented for Harvard Business Review by Janet T. Phan.

Mentorship can have such a great impact on one’s life. You could look for a mentor in the workplace through networking or you could search for a mentor who charges a fee for the transfer of information to advance your career. Both methods work. The key is to manage the relationship no matter how it was obtained.

Some key points from the article are:

  1. Put in the effort to locate your mentor in the first place. It takes effort to achieve success.
  2. Nurture the relationship, ever if want it to be a short one. Find ways to connect.
  3. Maintain the the relationship and show appreciation for the information and guidance provided.

Read the entire article below

What’s The Right Way To Find A Mentor

Of course, you can always contact us to learn more about opportunities to find a mentor or to become an entrepreneur and work wherever you wish as a mentor.


Anand Safi - Software Engineer

With 10+ years in leadership roles in software engineering, Anand is the right one to talk with to learn more about software engineering.

He is involved with stakeholder management, release coordination and technical product management. He can talk about software engineering principles, developing the right foundations, clean coding and many other areas.

His experience in growth from QA engineer to engineering manager can provide great insight to advance your own growth. He enjoys one-on-one coaching making it personalized.

Learn more about Anand on his page:

Our Anand Safi article.


10 Steps To A Career In Hedge Funds

Emily Norris at Investopedia has written an article on developing a career in hedge funds. Even though it is hard to enter that profession, the financial rewards can be substantial. One of the first things she suggests a person do is to make sure that a hedge fund career is what you want. Your interest lead you there rather than in mutual funds, private equity or ETFs. Her next suggestion is to really study the industry. Dig into newsletters and articles to really learn the basics. A key step is to identify hedge fund career mentors. This is a step that can truly set you apart from others trying to enter the field. Transferred knowledge from experienced individuals can be so beneficial.

Find all 10 of her steps here in the article.

10 Steps To A Career In Hedge Funds

Why You Need A Mentor For Career Success

The author, Lydia Atieno, states that one must not just be satisfied from encouragement from others. It is best to receive information and feedback from an person experience in that field.

The key is that mentors understand the situation all too well. That is invaluable for one’s career.

Benefiting from the experience of others can go a long way to improve and enhance your own development.

Read about it here.

Why You Need A Mentor For Career Success


Here we are again. I would love to help you get the answers you need in your career change process. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments. Mention that you question comes from our newsletter section and I will place the response in this section for all of our readers.


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I’d love to hear back from you. Just reply to this newsletter and tell me what you think!

May the wind be at your back! If not, then persevere! Show Grit!

See you in the next issue,

P.S. Don’t forget to visit my Pinterest page , my Facebook page and my LinkedIn page for insightful ideas on your own career change.

Back to Back Issues Page