Tips & Advice

All of the advice you need to choose the right career path, expert tips about the best programming languages, and guides for beginners to get started in tech.

  • Welcome to Ask a Career Coach, an advice-column where real bootcamp career coaches answer a question from a Course Report reader. Today, Bradford Smith from Continue Reading →
  • Welcome to Ask a Career Coach, an advice-column where real bootcamp career coaches answer questions from Course Report readers. Today, Johnny Borchardt – a UI/UX Design Career Coach at Springboard and Recruiter at Peakswar...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on February 17, 2023
    Skills-based hiring is a growing trend in today’s tech job market — but what kinds of tech roles can you actually land without a college degree? Libby Edwards, the Head of Career Outcomes at Springboard, weighs in with 6 tech roles yo...
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  • Nat Davis
    Nat Davis
    Updated on April 11, 2024
    Data entry is one of the original tech jobs. And while data professionals may not be punching cards anymore, data entry skills are still imperative to modern organizations and are in high demand by companies that use data to run their businesses. Developing strong data entry skills will undoubtedly benefit your tech career in software engineering, cybersecurity, or data analysis. Hone these 7...
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  • Nat Davis
    Nat Davis
    Updated on February 17, 2023
    What are the best tech job cities of 2024? While remote tech jobs are on the rise, wages are often still tied to a geographic location and cost of living. And even though salaries are still highest in major tech cities, you can now look beyond San Francisco and New York City to find a strong job network (though we still love SF and NYC)! Here are the 16 best tech job cities, ranked by populat...
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  • Nat Davis
    Nat Davis
    Updated on May 14, 2024
    When you play a video game, you’re interacting with thousands of hours of work from game designers, engineers, QA testers, and more. Whether you’re interested in the development, design or marketing side of video games, there’s a tech career perfect for your unique skill set. Learn about 6 tech jobs that are perfect for gamers (and many of these don’t require a college degree!), industries an...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on January 27, 2023
    Career services are an essential part of the coding bootcamp experience – but how do they compare to the career support you may have experienced at a traditional university? While both Career Services teams at colleges and coding bootcamps aim to get students employed, there are key differences in how they support students. We’re diving into the career centers that you can opt into at a colle...
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  • Nat Davis
    Nat Davis
    Updated on June 14, 2023
    Having a learning disability doesn’t preclude you from learning how to code or launching your tech career. And considering that 1 in 5 people have learning or attention issues, it’s prudent for bootcamps to support all types of learners. Plus, the more neuro...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on January 5, 2023
    Tech is ever-evolving, so what can you expect employers to be hiring for in 2023? We asked two Tech Elevator hiring partners, Kroger and FAST Enterprises, to share which technical skills and soft skills their companies will be hiring for this year. (Spoiler alert: sharpen your Enterprise API Developme...
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  • Welcome to Ask a Career Coach, an advice-column where real bootcamp career coaches answer a question from a Course Report reader. Today, Beanie Brady from Flatiron School is answering a question about what you can expect in the current data science/data analytics...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on December 20, 2022
    Ethical hacking (also known as penetration testing) is a cybersecurity skill set that requires intrepid tech professionals to investigate networks for vulnerabilities in order to protect organizations. Cybersecurity expert and Flatiron School Instructor, Khester Kendrick, breaks down what to expect in the pen testing career and how to get into the field. Find out how the Cybersecurity Bootcam...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on November 29, 2022
    Ramona Ortega is no stranger to FinTech startups – she is the founder of My Money My Future and most recently WealthBuild.AI. As a CEO, Ramona deeply understands the tech hiring needs of her companies....
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  • Lighthouse Labs recognizes that people from diverse backgrounds and with varied experiences enrich tech teams and organizations. With that in mind, Amanda Sterling, the Academic Accommodations and Accessibility Expert at Lighthouse Labs, is on hand to ensure that students with different learning style...
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  • Learning to think like a software engineer is only the first step in becoming a software engineer; landing that first job after a coding bootcamp is a feat all its own! Not only does Codesmith boast a dedicated Career Support Team, but they also bring their alumni back as Career Support Engineers to help existing students navigate their job search. Watc...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on November 10, 2022
    With data analytics being relied upon by so many companies across industries, data analysts are now an in-demand role on tech teams. But what does data analytics encompass? And how do you become a data analyst today? BrainStation Founder & CEO, Jason Field, answers all of our questions about the typical responsibilities of to...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on September 30, 2022
    Welcome to Ask a Career Coach, an advice column where real bootcamp career coaches take a minute out of their busy days to answer a question from a Course Report reader. Today, Nancy Her, the Career Counselor at Sabio, is answering a question about the pros and cons of freelancing or contracting after a coding boo...
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  • Welcome to Ask a Career Coach, an advice-column where real bootcamp career coaches take a minute to answer questions from a Course Report reader! This time, our expert is Ashley Mataya, Senior Manager of Cyber Partnerships at Lighthouse Labs, who has worked for yea...
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  • With their hard-working determination and unique ability to clarify difficult material, teachers have long been an asset to their teams. But with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 alongside low teacher salaries and long hours on the job, many educators began to reconsider their career choice. Continue Reading →
  • ACL Digital has partnered with Hackbright Academy and Devmountain to offer a Gender Diversity in Tech Scholarship! Rajat Sethi, VP of Engineering Services at ACL Digital shares how this full tuition scholarship will increase diversity on ACL Digital’s global engineering teams. Find out what ACL Digital e...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on August 10, 2022
    Alchemy is a live, online, immersive bootcamp that helps career changers make a successful pivot into software development. We spoke with Alchemy Co-Founder and Program Director, Megan Nelson, about the Alchemy admissions process. Learn what to expect, from the interview to the technical skills you n...
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