The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 83: From Intern To Senior: Strategies For Career Progression with Jordan Cutler


Getting your first job is undoubtedly difficult, especially for fresh college graduates. If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the process or faced rejection, you're not alone. Like many of the first time job seekers out there, our guest who today has experienced the same hurdles and managed to achieve an extraordinary feat in just four years after graduation - accelerating his career to a senior level position.

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jordan Cutler, a senior software engineer who has journeyed from being an intern at Twitter to his current role at Qualified. Jordan generously shares his tactics and strategies, shedding light on how he successfully navigated his way to the top. Moreover, he will provide invaluable tips on negotiating compensation and offer practical advice on how to climb the career ladder and secure promotions.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights into excelling in technical roles and managing career progression, regardless of your chosen field. Tune in now!

In This Episode:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 03:03 - Jordan’s Career Journey
  • 07:51 - Explaining idiosyncratic terms in tech roles
  • 10:56 - Advice on how to land tech roles
  • 13:03 - Jordan’s decision to move companies often
  • 15:50 - Impact of High Growth Engineer 
  • 18:32 - Five major skills to earn a promotion
  • 20:53 - Meritocracy in engineers
  • 25:03 - Negotiation tactics
  • 28:58 - Value of options
  • 32:19 - Jordan’s last piece of advice for the audience

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Jordan Cutler is a Senior Software Engineer and creator of the High Growth Engineer newsletter, reaching 25k+ subscribers in just 7 months. Jordan focuses on providing actionable advice to become a better engineer and leader, get promoted, and land your dream job.

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