Most folks new to web development don’t have work experience
in the field--so the next best thing is a portfolio of projects.
Employers will be able to look at the apps and technologies you’ve built to determine whether you have the skills required to do the job they’re hiring for.
By the time you finish the Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp, you’ll have a portfolio of three impressive projects--and you’ll know how to talk about both the technologies and your own process, to actively demonstrate your understanding in an interview.
Various studies have revealed that somewhere between 70 and 85
percent of jobs are acquired through networking, rather than via
standard application processes. That practice advantages those
already working in the industry, and disadvantages new developers.
Our program will help you upend that process by showing you how networking is done in this industry, helping you build a network of your own, and teaching you to leverage that network correctly.
CAREER COUNSELOR GOALS
- Introduce you to industry norms
- Give you strategies for getting your foot in the door other than just submitting online applications
- Help you overcome your nerves and get comfortable with technical interviews
- Make sure every touch point along your journey--from your GitHub to your resume to your cover letter to your emails with recruiters--shows professionalism and industry savvy
HOW CAREER COUNSELORS GET YOU THERE
- Help you build a technical resume
- Teach you to optimize your LinkedIn
- Demonstrate strategies for networking
- Offer regular mock technical and behavioral interviews
- Walk you through contract negotiation tactics
- Review cover letters
- Help you prepare for interviews
- Advise you on best practices for follow-ups
- Help you determine the job offer that’s right for you