I'm a software developer at a respectable international company. I've worked there for exactly two months now. I got the job after I finished my Bachelor's in Computer Science.
A classmate of mine from CS is continuing school to get a Master's Degree, but is looking for a summer job for 2015. He's going to apply to the company I work at.
Obviously I want to support that, and do the whole "put in a good word" deal. What is the best way for me, as a relatively new employee, to go about this?
One of the things I've considered, is the fact that my friend was a very skilled programmer (relative to the class) by the time we finished our degrees. We worked on a couple of projects together, so I know his work habits and technical prowess pretty well. In fact, at least at that time, it's safe to say he was better than me.
Is this something I should bring up? I have no problem admitting that he at least was a better programmer than myself. (At this point, since I've settled into the new position, and experienced a steep learning curve with the company's chosen software stacks, I would definitely "out-code" him.)
But could my admitting his previous superiority bite me in the ass later on?
Also, what other tips do you have for the general good-word inputs?