Every January, goal setting becomes a prevalent topic for individuals, regardless of their profession. This is a time for people to reflect on their personal growth and set targets for the next stages of their evolution. This year, we aim to generate more engagement and opportunities for the dev community.
In this article, We will share some goals for enhancing your development skills in 2023. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced developer looking to advance, these resolutions can help you make substantial progress this year.
Let’s get started!
1. Enhance your soft skills
A software developer should possess both strong programming and soft skills. Soft skills such as attitude, communication, work ethic, teamwork, leadership, time management, decision-making, and conflict resolution are crucial for success in the workplace. Improving these skills can make you a better colleague and employee and can lead to a promotion or a new position.
For example, set a goal to reduce breaks by 30% during the workday by the end of the month to improve time management.
2. Learn a new programming language
Learning new technology can help software developers stay up-to-date with recent trends and broaden their skill set. Understanding different programming languages and technologies can open up new career opportunities. Software Developers can also learn about computer hardware to enhance their knowledge and be more marketable for future positions.
For example, attend two software development conferences this year and connect with at least five other developers to increase your network and learn from others.
3. Get Certified
Certifications serve as proof of a developer’s commitment to a specific skill and can enhance their skill set. They can also provide an opportunity to learn something new. Including certifications on a resume can validate a developer’s claim to have a particular skill, and there are various certifications available to suit different skill sets.
For example, get the Building AI Certification from Google Digital Garage by the end of the year.
4. Expand your professional network
Expanding your professional network by meeting other people in the field can be beneficial to advancing your career. Attend conferences, organize meetings, and utilize social media to build relationships. A broad network can provide firsthand knowledge of new projects and lead to finding a mentor who can advise and help further your career.
For example, attend two software development conferences this year and connect with at least five other developers to increase your network. You can also join local and international tech communities to broaden your network.
5. Become a domain expert
Some software developers aspire to be experts in a specific domain, such as software, programming language, or technology. As an expert, they may be consulted on projects or work for companies to develop exciting projects based on their expertise. Becoming an expert may require additional schooling, practice, or certification.
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