Erin Baldwin Draper
BloomTech Expands Mental Health Support through Modern Health
To reaffirm our commitment to the mental wellness of our learners, BloomTech is expanding our mental health support services offered to all staff and learners beginning September 28, 2021 through a renewal of our partnership with Modern Health.
How to Choose Between Two Engineering Roles
Deciding between two job offers can feel overwhelming, but evaluating your options using the same criteria is a great place to start. Here are eight areas to consider as you weigh your options.
How to Crush Your First Month in a New Job
Overcome first day nerves, by being as prepared as possible. Here are a few tips to consider as you plan out your first month of work in the tech industry..
10 Ways to Start Learning SQL for Free
SQL, short for Structured Query Language, is a standard programming language used since the 1970s to design, create, and manage relational databases, and it's been a top data science language for over 50 years.
Why Aspiring Data Scientists Should Learn Python
Developers, analysts, and data scientists alike use Python not only to “automate the boring stuff,” but also to clean, query, and analyze data, create web applications, and integrate systems more effectively.
7 Reasons to Learn Java Programming
Thanks to Java’s many benefits and capabilities, this beginner-friendly programming language has remained in high demand across industries for over a quarter century.
Top 10 Skills You Need to be a Successful Full Stack Developer in 2021
As the demand for full stack developers continues to rise, organizations will need a workforce of talented professionals who can work with both back-end and front-end technologies.
How to Change Careers After 40
Not only do individuals who change careers in 2021 stand to land better job offers and more opportunities, but are also likely to increase their earning potential.
How to Learn Backend Web Development
Backend developers address “server-facing” web application logic and integration by building and maintaining the tech needed to keep websites working and improve functionality.
How To Choose the Best Coding Bootcamp For Parents
Whether you are exploring offerings for busy dads, looking at online classes for stay-at home moms, or simply want a coding program you can do after work, there's an option for you out there.
How To Start Learning Software Engineering for Free
Whether you are a seasoned programmer or a coding newbie, becoming a software engineer is easier than ever before thanks to free coding bootcamps and online coding programs. But which free coding bootcamps are worth your time?
Data Science Job Growth in 2021 and Beyond
The demand for data scientists in 2020 has increased by an average of 50% across healthcare, telecommunications, entertainment, and the banking, financial Services, and insurance sectors, among others. So what's next for data science in 2021?
Full Stack Web Development vs Data Science: How to Choose Your Program
Both the full stack web development and data science fields hold different strengths but are deeply rewarding with great financial and professional possibilities for those willing to work hard. But which program is right for you?
What Does a Data Scientist Do?
A data scientist practices the art of data science. They solve complex data problems with their expertise in mathematics, statistics, computer science, programming, and other scientific disciplines.
How to Choose the Best Flexible Coding Bootcamp for You
For those who are trying to make a career change to tech, attending a flexible bootcamp or coding program is an effective way to make a career change without committing full-time.
Breaking into Tech: How to Choose an Online Coding Bootcamp
When considering the cost of your online coding program or bootcamp, don’t just compare dollar for dollar. You should consider the length of the program, the depth of the curriculum, and how likely it is to prepare you for a job.
How to Use GitHub to Get (and keep!) a Recruiter's Attention
GitHub is a web platform for web developers where you can store your projects, collaborations, and curated personal information for prospective employers and curious admirers of your work.
5 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health from Holiday Stress
The holiday season may include festivities with friends and family for some, while for others, it may be the most isolating or demanding time of the year. Here are five protective factors to keep you mentally strong as you navigate the holidays.
Technical Job Interview Tips to Prep You For Success
Before your interview, consider the behavioral basics and most common interview questions you may receive about you and your work. As you prepare, review these three key areas to maximize your narrative.
Common Technical Job Interview Questions – and Tips to Help You Ace Them
Demonstrate your communication and problem solving skills by talking through your thought process. Even if you talk through several ideas, your interviewers will better understand how you came to a solution and see your creative, analytical mind shine.
Sauti East Africa: Students Use Tech to Increase Legal, Safe, and Profitable Trade in Africa
With help from BloomTech Co-op and Social Impact Manager Jessica Wilkinson, BloomTech partnered with Sauti East Africa to develop four unique projects to improve usability and reach of the platform, including incorporating new tools and technologies.
How to Negotiate a Higher Starting Salary
With so much young talent trying to get a foot in the door, you may feel nervous about how your skills compare. So how can you ensure you don’t under or over-sell yourself with your first offer?
How to Combat Imposter Syndrome
Although imposter syndrome can span an individual’s entire career, new professionals entering the field are the most susceptible to feeling unqualified for their hard-earned new positions. So how can you combat feelings of inadequacy and keep it from interfering in your life?
How to Succeed as a Woman in Tech
You have worked tirelessly to practice and refine your skills and are starting to prepare for your next professional step. What can you expect and how can you set a positive trajectory in a male-dominated field?
How to use LinkedIn to Land an Interview
If attending live networking events is not your thing, consider that there are many creative ways to connect using social media such as LinkedIn that can be just as effective as in-person socializing.
Financial Planning 101
Joining BloomTech likely represents a significant shift in your personal financial situation. Understanding your finances and how to manage your money now will serve the trajectory of your career, your personal life, and your future.
18 Tips For Success at Your First UX Job
Getting your first job in the UX field is an accomplishment to celebrate. You have an exciting career ahead, but don’t get too comfortable - the UX world is competitive and you’ll need to work hard to differentiate yourself.
Actionable Tips To Get You Interview-Ready
Picture this – you are preparing for your first interview at your dream job. You know candidates with similar experience will apply for the position – here are three ways to ensure you make a great first impression.
What Recruiters Wish They Knew Before Hiring You
So you’ve finished school or are preparing to enter a new career in the tech job market – here's how you can you stand out against a sea of candidates with similar skills and resumes.
6 Ways to Succeed in Your First Three Months on the Job
In many ways, your first three months on the job is an extended interview for your employer to examine your motivation and growth, and a critical opportunity for you to cement your place at your new company.
Why Understanding The Job Search Timeline Is Key To Your Employment Success
Before you even send that first email or CV, take a moment to truly understand how the hiring process works for employers and what a realistic job search timeline looks like.
What's the job search really like for entry-level tech jobs?
The job search for tech roles can lead to a jumble of feelings. You might feel eager for a change, under pressure to perform, and stressed out, particularly during a pandemic. You could be feeling uncertain, too, wondering what the job search is like for entry-level tech jobs.
Is 2022 a Good Time to Start a Tech Career
It’s no secret that we are living in a new age of technical revolution, one that will change the way we work, live, and relate to one another. These tech advances lead to huge opportunities in the field, with computer and information technology operations expected to grow by 13% between 2020 and 2030, well above the national average. So is now a good time to start a tech career?