Learning to code is the on-trend skill to add to your CV, especially for millennials. And while HTML and CSS are all on my ever-increasing ‘to-do list’, I’ve decided to prioritise a different language. It's one that’s elusive to 50% of the population, but crucial if you want to climb the career ladder: the ‘code’ of the male professional.
Since university I have worked in two male-dominated offices and, to my own surprise, I have come to agree with commentators such as Michelle Miller, author of The Underwriting, who has written very frankly about the unconscious bias that pervades many corporate environments. I now believe that being successful in the workplace necessitates ‘thinking like a man’ and have been observing typical behaviours and noting the ‘code’ that fosters success. Here’s what I’ve learnt:
Code 1: Confidence