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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

How This Course Works

Switching jobs is great, but it can only get you so far. The true foundation of any ultra-successful tech career is promotion. However, promotion gets a bad reputation as it's sorely misunderstood, both by individual engineers and entire tech companies. This course is here to demystify promotion and teach you how to go through it as efficiently as possible. Here are the core parts of the lesson:

  • Your instructor Alex Chiou walks you through his extensive 10+ year Silicon Valley background with rapid career advancement, ending up as a high-performing tech lead making $750k at Robinhood. More importantly, he goes through how he was able to grow his mentees to lightning fast promotions, particularly at Meta where he grew new-grads (E3) to high-performing senior engineers (E5) with ~$500k TC by their mid-20s (far faster than Alex himself!).
  • You'll understand why promotion is underrated and critically important to a successful tech career with serious longevity. You'll also understand why constantly going on the interview grind is way worse than pursuing organic promotions when possible.
  • We walk you through the course objectives. By the end of the course, you will understand:
    • πŸ’‘ How promotion actually works, particularly at top companies
    • 🧠 The framework to understand the senior engineering career ladder
    • πŸ“ƒ How to define a clear plan to get to the next level
    • βœ… What it takes to get maximum credit for every project
    • πŸš€ What it means to master your performance review and produce the best promo packet

If you want to learn how Alex was able to grow his mentee engineers ⚑ fast (more than 2x quicker than industry average), check out his deep-dive here: [Case Study] Mentoring Junior SWEs [E3] to Senior [E5] In Just 2.5 Years At Meta