Since October 2021, I have worked as a Content Writer for cord, a messaging tool for software engineers to find work.
I wrote and published all written content for the Insights Library, a resource for engineers (particularly passive jobseekers) to learn about topics relevant to work: how to find it, how best to perform it, and above all, how to self-reflect and identify their ‘best work’.
I wrote 60 articles, ranging from short-form data-driven pieces on product-derived data (such as average pay and demand for certain skills, and how gender and ethnicity affect this) to long-form pieces, such as a series of Leader Bios based on interviews with inspirational engineering leaders.
I was also responsible for editing cord’s podcast into clips and grouping these by ‘discussions’ on particular topics. Some of the more recent articles include clips from the podcast to evidence the ideas being described.
Some sample pieces that showcase the range of style and topics involved are shown below, but for the full selection please visit cord Insights.
How do gender and ethnic background affect pay in tech?
This short-form, data-led article uses cord data on the ethnicity, gender and salary expectations of engineers to identify the pay gaps that exist between different gender and ethnic groups in the tech industry.Read full
THE MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS FOR BACK END DEVELOPERS
This is a short-form piece aimed at letting Back End developers know which skills are most in-demand, according to data derived from cord’s product.Read full
The ingredients of our best work
This article, which features embedded clips from cord’s Best Work podcast, is aimed at software engineers looking for an introspective overview as to what factors they should consider when determining what sort of work they ought to do.Read full
Leader bio – Dan Mcneil
This long-form piece is based on an hour-long interview with Dan McNeil, a Head of Engineering I’ve known since I was an agency recruiter.Read full