Ep #5: From Database Developer to Team Manager with Jana Simashkevich

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Summary

I spoke with Jana Simashkevich. She is an associate director at RBC, which is one of the big banking institutions in Canada. She manages a team of developers and QA analysts supporting a trading platform in the bank.

Jana focused her career a lot around data and database development. We discussed how she became a team manager and what you should do if you want to progress on your career.

She also has experience with hiring, so we got quite a few tips on how to nail an interview. Have a listen to this conversation to understand why you first you work for your name, then your name works for you.

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Notes & Takeaways

  • Interviewing is two-way: you should not be just answering questions, you should ask questions
  • First you work for your name, then your name works for you
  • Key elements to help you stand out on your workplace: (1) Work Ethics (2) Going beyond and above (3) Being Proactive

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