re: In your opinion, what makes a successful employee? VIEW POST


Problem solving

In addition to "problem solving", an underrated skill is "problem finding", where you are able to identify a problem that needs solving and then you go solve it. Understanding what is a problem and being able to connect that to a solution is a combination of many of these skills but also requires a lot of pride in one's work.


Tfw you're good at finding problems but not always solving them


Thank G-d I'm not a full-time QA. Haha!


That's a good one! If the way things were done or have always been done is causing more problems, it is a great skill to be able to identify that and make it better for everyone.

I'd also add when to not solve an issue that was identified. If there is code that is considered "bad" by objective measures, but works and isn't costing any development time to support it, leave it alone.

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