Over the past couple of years I’ve learnt a lot about how you can form your own career path as a developer. I’ve been front-end developer, delivery manager, tech lead and tech director. People who manage to advance their careers all share a certain way of doing things.

In this video I give you 5 tips you can apply to your daily work to a become a better developer. The tips are relatively easy to understand but take some effort to master. However, they can truly change your career! They sure changed mine for the better.

Funny thing is: these tips have little to do with programming itself. Next to producing code, advancing your career is mostly done by having the right attitude, soft skills and taking responsibility for your work.

You don’t have to be a front-end developer to apply these tips. You can also watch this as a manager or a recruiter and reflect on if people exhibit these traits.