Today I had a phone conversation with my ex-colleague Alex. Alex works as a software developer in a fast-growing international organization.
Me: “How are things going?”
Alex: “My company is searching for a principal developer.”
Me: “Did you apply for that position?”
Alex: “I did, but my application has been rejected. CTO believes that I am not qualified for that role. He is searching for a better candidate.”
Me: “Do you think that you are good enough?”
Alex: “Of course! I have been writing code and solving intricate technology problems for more than seven years. I write clean code, proactively fix the technical debt and cut through JIRA tasks like a ninja. I am faster and better than other teammates”.
Me: “I guess this is the exact reason why you don’t qualify.”