Rethinking job ads - Part 1

Why most job ads today are rather pointless

Uwe Friedrichsen

11 minute read

A single berry on a twig

Sometimes I read through job ads and almost always they leave me a bit at a loss. They always ask in a checklist style for some traits and experiences that based on my experience are either rather pointless or not really essential. Or they ask for a very narrow hyper-specialized profile garnished with the usual “you should be team-minded” antidote which is even worse regarding today’s challenges.

ChatGPT already knows - Part 6

The need to be rebellious and the path ahead

Uwe Friedrichsen

10 minute read

Blue macaw walking on the ground

In the previous post, we discussed what it needs to become a “full-range engineer” and have seen that this is quite different from what software engineers often strive for today. However, the idea of a full-range engineer is focused on creating more value in a highly complex, uncertain and ambiguous environment and thus also improving our value.