At a recent 1:1 career conversation, someone asked me if I had recommendations on career-related books for engineers. Here are some that I found from new books to timeless classics. Let me know if there are some good ones that I missed.
Resources for Engineering Managers and Leaders
Presented at the IEEE Rising Stars Conference in Jan 2021. Topics covered: how to think about this, one-on-one meetings, how to ask for feedback, how to manage up, manage out, how to manage yourself, bonus tips, and Q&A.
Time management is a constant challenge for all engineering managers and tech leaders. Do you struggle to find time to do everything you need to do? Do you find yourself saying, “I’d love to talk, but I’ve got to run…” Then this book is for you!
It can feel that there’s never enough time because the workload and expectations can both be high. How do other people do it?
Video and slides from Time Management Tips for Engineering Managers presentation at Heads of Engineering Conference on August 13, 2020.
As an engineering manager, there is a lot to learn and master from people management to planning and execution. Podcasts are a great resource for learning. I’ve curated 18 great podcasts and updated them for 2020.
Talk on Time Management for Engineering Managers at the Developer First Conference on June 12, 2020. Slides and video. Topics included: Why Time Management is Hard for Engineering Managers, Tips, Resources and Q&A
Typical Interview Questions for Engineering Managers. After looping through endless interviews for engineering manager roles, Vidal Graupera overviewed the gamut of questions he’d faced in this article https://www.managersclub.com/popular-interview-questions-for-engineering-managers/
In this interactive workshop, Vidal will share the questions – and his own real life experience answering them – and interviewing for engineering manager roles.
I created a LinkedIn group today to facilitate connections for readers and listeners of the Managers Club website and podcast.
Interviewing can be challenging, time-consuming, stressful, frustrating, and full of disappointments. My goal is to help make things easier for you so you can get the engineering leadership job you want.
The Software Engineering Manager Interview Guide is a comprehensive, no-nonsense book about landing an engineering leadership role at a top-tier tech company. You will learn how to master the different kinds of engineering management interview questions.
About 50% of the companies I interviewed for a software engineering manager position required a coding interview on a whiteboard or computer. Here is a list of the most up-to-date resources for preparing for the coding interview.
There are popular books such as Cracking the Coding Interview and sites like the following where you can practice: