While learning how to code and getting a formal degree are non-negotiable, becoming successful in this field is not so easy. Many people have the potential to succeed as coders but are unable to do so because they lack the right guidance.

Although there isn’t a single key to a fruitful career, there are many ways to grow in the right direction. Along with this, the changing environment we are in today is also one that promotes the development of this field and can truly help you reach success.

To help you find out how to make a successful career in coding, Shivangi, the host of our Fixing the Bug podcast spoke to Yogesh Kumar, who is a senior back-end engineer in a prominent German firm.

Yogesh has traversed the journey from being a young coder in Haryana to gradually developing a successful career. Read on to learn about his story and how you can make the same for yourself.

How To Keep Growing as A Coder?

Yogesh went over one of the most important things that he noticed throughout his 5+ year career which was that you should keep learning.

As a SuperCoder, Yogesh delves into the importance of education and shares that he finds his current work to be highly enjoyable. Specifically, he is able to work for health care with logic which is both challenging and beneficial to the world.

That being said, along with this, one key takeaway that has changed the style of growth for IT roles is the COVID-19 pandemic. Essentially, Yogesh explains how the pandemic increased the roles and salaries in the coding space and some of his acquaintances have bagged lucrative packages in just a few years.

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Tips To Create A Successful Career As A Coder


Going into more depth, Talking about how to become a successful coder, Yogesh shared some tips with CodeQuotient. Here are some of the key pointers:

1) Find The Right Sub-Field That Suits You

As a fresher, you may or may not have a specific field that you excel in. While this allows you to remain flexible, it can hold you back from reaching true highs in terms of your career success. As described by Yogesh, the first thing you should do is find the sub-field that you are most comfortable with.

This could be working on the front-end, back-end, machine learning, etc. as it can help you remain focused on a single file. Once you have decided on this, you will be able to develop a specialised skill set in an area that you are confident working in.

2) Focus On Building Your Portfolio Regularly

One of the most important parts of growing as a coder is developing your portfolio. This doesn’t mean completing a single course and calling it a day. Instead, you need to have the dedication to continuously learn and grow no matter how far ahead you may be.

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3) Give Your 100% Before You Ask For Help

When working in an IT company or environment, there are many situations wherein you would ask for help from your mentor. That being said, as explained by Yogesh about his own experience, in his most recent role, he was the only one working on the language and hence, learned to do things alone.

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Learning from this, a great tip that can help you grow is to always try things out yourself. Whether it is a difficult project or a new coding language, always put your all into trying to solve it alone before going and asking for help. This will help you become more independent and confident in your skills.

4) Use All The Resources Available for complete learning

Whether you are learning on the job or taking the help of CodeQuotient resources, using all the resources at hand can make a huge impact on your career. This was also the case for SuperCoder Yogesh as he explained to Shivangi in the podcast that education bolstered his success.

So, as a student or a fresher, always stay motivated and focused on increasing your knowledge and experience in the coding world. While it still may take time, you will surely be able to reap the benefits in the future.

Industry Insights: How Much Does a Software Developer Make?


Some key takeaways from this interview with Yogesh for those of you who want to grow as coders are:

  • The world is rapidly growing and there are ample opportunities available both in India and across the globe.
  • You should find your niche but always focus on developing your knowledge and portfolio.
  • While asking for help may be necessary, always try to solve problems yourself.

If you are looking for more helpful information to build your portfolio and create a successful career, follow the CodeQuotient blog to stay up-to-date on the latest news, tips, and more.

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