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What does being proactive look like in practice?

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Entry-Level Software Engineer [Associate] at Capital One2 years ago

I've heard this advice a lot, and I would like to get more clarity on what that concretely means. In particular, what does a junior engineer being proactive look like? Can someone provide examples?

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    2 years ago
    • Notice a pattern and make the change throughout the team's code rather than just the specific example you were expected to fix.
    • Learn something interesting/detect a common failure mode, then document so other people can benefit, or leave that feedback on code reviews.
Capital One Financial Corporation is an American bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking, and savings accounts, headquartered in McLean, Virginia with operations primarily in the United States.
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