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M Bellucci Author

Thanks, Silvio for your answer, your suggestions are pretty similar to what I've been doing for the last couple of years, my teammates gave me good feedback and that was great, but now I'm looking for a job and I need to sell myself.
In this scenario, I need to give recruiters a sense of how valuable I am for a company, and it turns out that I've never approached my career this way. They don't care if I read books or if my code is readable, reliable and well designed. They want to know what are my own accomplishments within the company, so I started to focus on that mindset.

That is why I want to set a new career path focusing on value provided to the company.

wdyt?
shouldn't I do that?

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Silvio Savino

Oh I see what you mean now. What I found useful from that point of view it's been thinking about what I worked in my last job in a way that helped to achieve a specific business objective.

For example, if you worked on integrating third-party libraries after signed deals with partnered companies you should highlight the fact that you helped your employer to establish strong partnerships that helped the business growth.
Or if you worked on an analytics system in-house you stress the fact that you helped the company to understand better their user base in order to improve the business product through valuable data.

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M Bellucci Author

yeah, got it, so you suggest that I can rewrite the same things that I've contributed from the business perspective.

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Silvio Savino

Yep exactly!