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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 17Be Visible
Brown Belt[​​Brown Belt] You need to start with simply doing your job well. Then you move onto getting noticed for it.

Whatever role you have, you need to establish a positive reputation. That reputation magnifies the visibility of your role. Visibility is when people around the office know your name—“I’ve heard of Emma; she does awesome work.” Not only does it stroke your ego, but it gives you influence to get the projects and roles you want down the road.

Visibility doesn’t require a fancy job title; it’s far more subtle. You, as a lowly programmer on the bottom of the org chart, can have visibility all the way up to the CEO. If you’re ...

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