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UX design is an in-demand, creative tech field that is a part of every business, from web and app design to product development. What kinds of jobs can you expect to apply for and work in throughout your UX design career? From entry-level to senior roles, Thinkful Senior Career Coach Elyse Yarnell is breaking down the typical UX designer career path, including the skills you need to land the job and the UX designer salaries you can expect at each stage. Plus, learn how Thinkful’s curriculum and career support teaches students the sought-after technical and soft skills and effective job search strategies to land a UX designer role right out of bootcamp graduation.Continue Reading →
With almost all personal banking, lending, electronic payments, and trading done online these days, financial technology is an in-demand field for technologists in 2021. But do the top fintech companies actually hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re breaking down what to expect at a financial technology company, and the top 6 Fintech companies that hire bootcamp alumni. Plus, our tips for employers who are onboarding bootcamp grads onto their fintech teams!
Fintech stands for financial technology, and this term essentially describes innovative technology that improves the delivery of financial services. While fintech has technically been around since the 19th century, it wasn’t until the birth of Bitcoin in 2009 and the post-2008 financial crisis regulatory changes that fintech truly started to blossom.Continue Reading →
Before you dive into a digital marketing bootcamp, you might be wondering, “Who hires digital marketing bootcamp graduates anyway?” The quick answer is: plenty of companies! Many companies rely on bootcamper talent for their cutting edge marketing know-how and real world experience. We’ve rounded up some of the best companies to work for after your digital marketing program. These companies hire for entry level marketing jobs like social media management, SEO specialist, content marketer, or marketing manager.
Companies know that digital marketing bootcamps teach the most important skills for modern marketing. Unlike hiring interns or college grads, bootcamp alumni are already equipped with the skills they need to succeed because they learned from real-world examples.Continue Reading →
Working alongside development teams, design teams, and company shareholders, product managers and technical project managers ensure that ideas come to fruition. From top responsibilities to average salaries, Thinkful experts Jim Jones and Anne de Ridder break down what to expect in these career paths. For those pivoting into these in-demand, tech-adjacent fields, Jim and Anne demystify the typical interview process for these roles and what to expect in the technical assessment. Plus, learn how Thinkful is graduating students with the experience and portfolios they need to land a technical project manager or product manager role.
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Product management and technical project management have become in-demand tech-adjacent fields that often don’t require managers to have extensive coding knowledge in order to excel. But what is the difference between product management and technical project management? Two instructors from Thinkful break down the on-the-job responsibilities and most used tools for product managers and project managers. Plus, learn what Thinkful includes in the curriculum to help students make a career change into product management and project management.Continue Reading →
If you already know Ruby, you should be able to jump into the Ruby on Rails framework easily, right? Well, not always! Luckily, there’s a Ruby on Rails tutorial for that! We’ve rounded up the 11 best Ruby on Rails tutorials so that you can dip your toes in and nail the essentials.
What is Ruby used for anyway? Ruby is used for building web applications, prototyping, and some data analysis. It’s a general-purpose programming language similar to Python. Ruby on Rails is a framework for web development built with Ruby.Continue Reading →
Fernish has reinvented the process of renting furniture and built an engineering team made up of developers from different backgrounds – including Thinkful graduates! We caught up with Director of Engineering and tech blogger Kim Burgaard about onboarding a recent Thinkful bootcamp grad, what entry-level developers can expect to work on at a startup, and why completing an internship is an excellent way to break ground in your new tech career after a bootcamp. Plus, Kim shares his tips for optimizing your tech resume to impress an interviewer!
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Megan Dibble earned a college education in industrial engineering, but wasn’t inspired by that career path. Wanting to work on more data-driven projects, she researched bootcamps that were less expensive than going back to college for a master’s degree. Megan explains why she chose to enroll in Thinkful’s Data Science Flex bootcamp instead of a full-time bootcamp, how she landed her first data role before even graduating from Thinkful, and her tips for working remotely as a data professional. Plus, Thinkful now offers deferred tuition for Flex students, so Flex students only pay once they're hired!
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In design, a prototype acts as a blueprint, helping transform ideas into a complete product. Jon Haines, a UX Designer and a UX/UI Webinar Instructor at Thinkful gives us a full rundown on prototyping: the two types of prototypes, how they fit into the design process, and the three most popular UX design tools used by designers in the field today. Learn about the pros and cons of three prototyping tools: Figma, Adobe XD, and Webflow. Plus, Jon shares his insights on how Thinkful’s webinars are supporting new UX designers, and what may be on the horizon for the UX field in 2021.Continue Reading →