I’m joining FB in a month an as IC. It’s a new role on a new team. I’ll help set the vision and create something new. Design role, not eng. I’m excited but very nervous that I’m not prepared and in over my head. I don’t even know what I don’t know. I think this is what they call imposter syndrome..
Any suggestions for how to prepare in my travel time before starting? Reach out to the team and ask what they’d like from me to hit the ground running on day 1? What has helped you? I’ve already taken the relevant Coursera courses for the role ;)
Thanks in advance.
- Apple DpprnaDont worry, working for FANG means nothing. Most ppl have no clue what they are doing, about 10% do and keep things afloat. During your time there you will question many times how the products actually work in the end. Never thought engineering would have so many incompetent and careless people, especially in SV.
- Amazon / EngLAX👏🏻moreI reached out the the manager and he recommended things to learn that were not very relevant to the role. You can spend weeks learning something that is not used at all on a daily basis. I would just start reading the basics about the company that you are joining, what their products are and how they fit into a larger picture. This helped me tackle the syndrome. Also your first few months you can ask stupid questions as much as you'd like. After half a year that privilege is gone unfortunately :)
- If it's Netflix, I could provide useful information if you DM me. If it's not, I can only provide useless platitudes.