Are you a coder (programmer, developer, software engineer, and so on) who feels like you are trapped on a hamster wheel, running out of inspiration and motivation to write beautiful code? The one job that you used to enjoy so much feels boring, or worse, painful? Are you wondering if there is more to your career than this?
I am an engineering manager who was once a coder like you. And trust me, I have been stuck many times in my career as a developer, regardless of whether I was working in a fancy top-tier tech company or a small and exciting startup.
Each time, I managed to get out of my coding rut by following the exact steps that I will be sharing with you in this article.
This guide covers seven steps to get unstuck as a coder and move your career forward. Follow these steps and you will be on your way to finding your groove again.
Why are you feeling stuck in your career as a coder? Start by asking yourself a few questions. I have outlined some of the common scenarios that may make coders feel stuck in their careers. Some are driven internally, such as wanting to create more impact, while others are driven externally, such as wanting to be recognized.