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Discussion on: Building a reputation as an developer

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JC Smiley Author

Thank you. I have worked in several industries and the value of someone's reputation is invaluable no matter where you are. I like how you stated things, specialize (be extremely good) or become known in a way (known to be extremely good).

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Kevin Hicks

Another thing people may not realize is you may not need to be extremely good either. When working a regular career, sometimes just being the one willing to tackle challenging problems, adapt to changes, being reliable, and/or being able to learn quickly can make you stand out even if you aren't actually more skilled than someone else.

This can also be applied to freelancing and consulting, but it is harder to stand out and get hired for contract work focusing on your ability to learn as your reputation.