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Discussion on: When Is the Perfect Time to Move on as a Developer?

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Iru.

Good article! I wonder if you have any resources about how to be mentored. Not everybody has contacts that can help, and it's quite a personal thing ...

How u ppl deal with this?

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Alex Fedorov Author

I go to as many events as I can (limited to my energy levels and mood swings), and network with people. Because networking is hard for me, I use this cheatsheet to hack it a little bit (written by my co-founder).

When I find somebody interesting (who I can learn from, or who can learn from me, or both), I schedule a coffee chat with them. And that’s how I start these types of mentoring relationships (potentially bi-directional).

Also, once you know someone, and they are aware of your current and future challenges/problems, you can ask them, “who do you think I should also talk to?” And then ask them to make an introduction.