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Today I’m interviewing Rebecca Murphey. At the time of the recording Rebecca had recently transitioned from a developer into a technical lead.  Since then Rebecca has moved to another position as a developer but you'll still get some useful insight on what the initial stages are like.

Rebecca is now a software engineer at Indeed, where she works on the front-end technology behind the world's #1 job site. She has spoken at dozens of conferences around the globe on front-end development and is also the host of the TTL podcast.

Topics covered in the show:

Changing careers from desktop publishing to front end development
Thoughts around whether one is still a legitimate software engineer if they no longer contribute code
Difficulty of knowing when to step away and trusting things will get sorted
The five questions to ask to better understand something
You should be making your bosses job easier, not harder
Having frank conversations with mentors
Benefits of raising one's profile in the community
Hosting the TTL Podcast

Advice for new managers:

You have to really want it. Don't do it because someone else thought it was a good idea.
Find a mentor and talk to them a lot
Fix problems. Listen a lot. Take action.

Links and resources mentioned in the show:
Five Questions Blog Post
TTL Podcast

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The post MSP 005 : Being Hands On vs Being Strategic with Rebecca Murphey appeared first on Managing Smartly.

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