Think you need a college degree to get a tech job? Read this.
It used to be commonly accepted advice that to get a great job—stability, benefits, salary—you needed a college degree. But is that true? Do you need a college diploma to have a good career, especially a tech job?
Approaching a Career Change with a Growth Mindset
Considering a new career in tech? Changing careers is not easy, but it's certainly possible. Discover how a growth mindset can help and four tips to get you started.
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..
Top 10 Best Cities for Tech Jobs
Silicon Valley shouldn't be the only location on the radar of developers and programmers looking to land a career in tech. Here are ten of the best cities for tech jobs in the U.S. and what you can expect to be paid as a developer.
How to Become a Video Game Developer
If you dream about creating the next Legend of Zelda or Skyrim and want to take your love for gaming to the next level, becoming a game developer may be the perfect career path for you.
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.
Is a Free Coding Bootcamp Right for You?
If you’re a budding web developer or data scientist looking for a less expensive way to learn to code, a free coding bootcamp could be a great way to start – but it probably won't net you a new career.
How To Choose the Best Coding Bootcamp For Parents
Whether you are exploring part time 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.
Which Programming Language Should You Learn First?
There are hundreds of programming languages used across the globe, and each has its own purpose, quirks, pros, and cons. But which coding language should you learn first?
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?
Software Engineering Jobs – 2021 Growth Forecast
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects software engineering job growth to reach 22% over the next decade. In other words, it's a great time to start studying web development.
What Kinds of Jobs Can I Get After BloomTech?
From entry level web developer jobs to mid-career and beyond, tons of opportunities exist in the tech world for BloomTech grads who are dedicated to finding a fulfilling tech career.
How to Choose the Best Part-Time Coding Bootcamp for You
For those who are trying to make a career change to tech, attending a part-time bootcamp or coding program is an effective way to make a career change without committing full-time.
Why You Should Consider a Career Change to Tech
A growing number of mid-career professionals are choosing to take the leap into the tech world in search of a fulfilling, exciting career path. And it pays off for those who are dedicated to making a change.
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 Navigate Difficult Topics in Professional Settings
Whether you’re a job seeker or an established employee at a company, you bring your life experiences, identity, personality, and values to professional spaces. It’s nearly impossible to fully separate our professional selves from our personal selves – nor should we have to.
Networking Remotely: Tips for Connecting During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Not only is it possible to create relationships with peers remotely throughout the world, but the ease and speed of these connections often make them more ideal than managing the logistics of meeting face-to-face.
How to Navigate Your Job Search During the Coronavirus Pandemic
If you’re job searching right now, you may be wondering what affect the pandemic will have on hiring and interviewing while hiring managers are out of the office. Fortunately, if you’re a BloomTech grad, you’re already an expert at remote work.
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.
Sort of Ready: Tips for Operating Outside Your Comfort Zone
Take time to reflect and dissect what aspects of a task or situation are making you feel ill-prepared or uneasy. Then, begin to develop actionable steps that can help shrink down that doubt and give you confidence.
6 Web Developers Share How They Beat Imposter Syndrome
Regardless of how impressive your resume is, imposter syndrome can sneak in, tricking you into thinking you're underserving of your success, or that it's the result of luck or outside forces. Imposter syndrome is real - but it's time to beat it.
How to Create a Portfolio That Gets You an Interview
A great portfolio is your best chance at a great first impression, and may be what gets you through the front door to your dream job.
Improve Your Job Application Success With These 6 Hacks
Job hunters tend to make the same mistakes that keep them from finding employment. If you can streamline your process now, you’ll save yourself a lot of time in the future.
How to Network on LinkedIn (and Why You Should)
LinkedIn has a lot to offer and with millions of users, it’s an incredibly robust network to learn and grow with. As a career coach, I notice a few common issues in the LinkedIn habits of my students – and today I’ll be sharing how to avoid them.
3 Ways to Bring More Positivity to Your Job Search in 2020
Looking for a job can be incredibly stressful, and it can be really easy to get discouraged and bogged down by the endless stream of job descriptions and applications. But take heart! The new year is a great time to be hunting.
How to Set (and Meet!) Job Search Goals During the Holidays
Though it is tempting to think this season call for a pause in your job search because many companies will not be hiring, it is actually an opportunity to get ahead of the game and stay ready for any opportunities that may come your way.
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.
How to Avoid Undercutting Yourself in Salary Negotiations
Doing your research ahead of time will give you the information you need to negotiate the best possible offer and ensure that you are making a good impression to your potential employer.
26 Common Behavioral Questions to Practice Before Any Interview
26 behavioral questions you should be prepared to answer ahead of any job interview. While you should tailor your response for each company and role you interview for, you can recycle much of the content. Saving you time preparing for individual interviews.
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.
The 4 Keys of Interview Etiquette
First impressions are important, but during a job interview, the stakes are especially high. Careful research ahead of time can help you make a great first impression and start your interviews on a positive note.
8 Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview
As stressful as it can be to have the tables turned at the end of the interview, asking smart, informed questions can help underline that you are excited about this job opportunity.
Building The Tech Career you Deserve: Q&A with Namrata Ganatra
We’re kicking off our new Women in Tech series with a Q&A session with Namrata Ganatra, BloomTech’s School’s Chief Technology Officer.
How to Negotiate Multiple Job Offers
After all the hard work you’ve put in at BloomTech, finally being offered a position in your field is cause for celebration — and a relief. But when you get more than one offer, the situation can quickly turn stressful.
How to Prepare for Your First Therapy or Coaching Session
While scheduling your first session with your coach or therapist might seem intimidating, we hope that understanding the process of working with a mental health professional will help you feel more comfortable.
The 3 Secrets to Landing a Job Faster
The sooner you begin to prepare for your eventual job search, the more quickly you’ll land a job after BloomTech – and here are three ways to land a job even quicker.
Create Your First Budget in 7 Simple Steps
By creating a budget, you’re giving your money a purpose and a home. You are able to proactively determine where your money is going to go and how it’s going to work best for you.
How to Write a Stand-Out Resume
Your resume is your entry point to a company — your first impression, the first information a hiring manager knows about you, and your first shot at your dream job. Making that entrance as strong as possible, from the start, matters.
7 Ways to Evaluate a Job Offer
Finding a job is like a marathon, one that takes four months on average, so preparing to do your due diligence during that marathon, while also maintaining perspective, is important. Approaching your job search in bite-sized pieces will help you stay motivated to find the best match for you.
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.
6 Ways to Source Job Opportunities
Fortunately, some of the things that make the job search anxiety inducing (Social media profiles to maintain! Online job boards with thousands of listings!) can also make that search more productive and focused.
How to Write an Effective Error Message
Writing effective error messages can save yourself, your team, and your end users from enduring more frustration than is necessary when something inevitably goes wrong.
It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Code
I used to think that it was too late. I stepped onto the coding path as a kid but fell off it about twenty-eight years ago and always convinced myself it would be too hard to start again. I have never been more wrong about anything in my life.
10 Things to do in a Career Transition
Transitioning to a new career might seem like a scary process, but with the proper strategy, it can be a great learning experience that will benefit your earning potential for decades.
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.
How to Craft an Effective Elevator Pitch
You’ll get the most out of any first interview if you’ve taken the time to prepare and rehearse a 90-second summary that highlights your skills and experience, leaving you plenty of time to shine.
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.
Are you Following "10 Commandments" of Personal Finance?
Anyone can become financially savvy - it just takes patience and discipline. If you can master these 10 Commandments of Personal Finance, you’ll be in the top 2-3% of Americans when it comes to wealth management.
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 Is Resilience, and Why Should It Be On Your Resume?
When you get knocked down, do you get back up? If the answer is yes, you show resilience—also known as the top skill learning & development professionals in the U.S. want hires to hone, according to a LinkedIn survey. If you’re job hunting, now is the time to make sure your resilience shines through every aspect of your application.
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?