3 Career Development and Soft Skill books for Programmers and Software Developers

5 Soft Skills and Career Development Books for Programmers

Here is my collection of some of the best books to improve your Soft skills and Career Development.

The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide

As the tagline of the book says “Technical Knowledge Alone Isn’t Enough – Increase Your Income by Leveling Up Your Soft Skills”, it’s really true and you know if you have more than 3 to 4 years working experience in Software development world.

Early in his software developer career, John Sonmez discovered that technical knowledge alone isn’t enough to break through to the next income level – developers need “soft skills” like the ability to learn new technologies just in time, communicate clearly with management and consulting clients, negotiate a fair hourly rate, and unite teammates and coworkers in working toward a common goal.

Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual 

Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual is a unique guide, offering techniques and practices for a more satisfying life as a professional software developer.

In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez addresses a wide range of important “soft” topics, from career and productivity to personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships, all from a developer-centric viewpoint.

The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development 

Success in today’s IT environment requires you to view your career as a business endeavor. In this book, you’ll learn how to become an entrepreneur, driving your career in the direction of your choosing.

You’ll learn how to build your software development career step by step, following the same path that you would follow if you were building, marketing, and selling a product.

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