Oftentimes you hear people say that the first job is “just for the CV” - doesn’t matter how much it is of interest to you. I believe that being a junior does not mean opting for “wherever that will have you”, quite the contrary. With that being said, you'd have to prove your worth.
I discovered how crucial it is to be well-rounded as a software engineer by learning additional skills. I believe every engineer should be able to tackle new problems, even if it means needing to ramp up to a new domain. That continuous learning mindset is what can set you apart.
Software engineering and writing are disciplines at odds with each other. But here are three ways that writing has helped me become better at my job.