Welcome to the course

How to Become an Engineering Manager for the First Time: Course Introduction


Hello, and welcome! I’m Vadym, your guide for this course on how to become an engineering manager for the first time. With a decade of experience in software engineering and a couple of years as an engineering manager, my aim is to provide you with a comprehensive roadmap tailored to help you navigate the transition into managerial roles effectively.

Overview of the Course

In this course, we will focus on two primary paths to becoming an engineering manager:

  1. Growing Within Your Current Company

    • Career Advancement: Steps you need to take to climb the managerial ladder within your existing organization.
    • Adaptation: How to adjust when your management chain changes.
    • Professional Behavior: Tips on how to present yourself and perform in your new role.
    • Additional Insights: Various strategies and scenarios on internal promotions.
  2. Transitioning to a New Company

    • CV Preparation: Crafting a compelling CV tailored for managerial positions.
    • Company Research: Techniques to identify and evaluate potential companies.
    • Interview Preparation: How to ace interviews for lead or senior engineering roles at other organizations.
    • Securing Offers: Strategies for obtaining your first managerial role outside your current company.

Bonus Section

As an added benefit, I will provide recommendations for books and video courses that will support you further in your journey to becoming a successful engineering manager.

Let's Get Started!

Without further ado, let’s dive into the course material and start your journey toward becoming an engineering manager. I'm excited to guide you through this transformative process, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive as a leader in the engineering field.