3 Tips for Acing Your Coding Bootcamp Interview

You've decided to change your career and join our community of builders. The idea of learning to code is exciting and you can't wait to get started. Then you realize there's an admissions interview and you feel your stomach do a backflip.

Does this sound like you? Well, fear not! Here are three tips for acing your admissions interview at DigitalCrafts. 

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Do your research

Let's be honest: choosing a dev bootcamp is a big deal. Not only can it change your career, it can change the direction of your life, so you need to do your research.

And with more than 500 code schools worldwide, choosing the right school for you can feel overwhelming. To start with, using free online resources like Course Report and Switchup can help you narrow your search. 

After you've selected your top options, you'll want to do a little more digging. Found out the program cost and length, job placement rates, curriculum, career services, campus amenities and networking opportunities.

(Curious about how we do things? Check out our FAQs.)

If questions come up while you're doing your research, bring them to your interview! By being prepared with questions and demonstrating your research about the program, you'll show the admissions advisor that you take your education seriously and that you'll be prepared in class, too.

 

Be on time

This might be a no brainer, but you should treat admissions interviews like you would treat a job interview. That means that you should arrive on time, with a few minutes to spare. "No calls, no shows" or arriving late not only gives a bad impression, it can wreak havoc on your interviewer's schedule for the day.

If you're running late, give us a courtesy call or send an email. Being a few minutes late happens sometimes, and in most cases we can continue as scheduled. If you're more than 20 minutes late, I recommend rescheduling your appointment or contacting your interviewer to confirm whether you can still come to the appointment. By asking your interviewer in advance, it will give them an opportunity to rearrange their schedule or save you both from an uncomfortable moment if they're with their next appointment. 

 

Be yourself

Students assume that we're looking for a certain IQ or count themselves out if they don't have a college degree, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. We accept students from various educational disciplines, socioeconomic backgrounds and locations around the world. You don't need to have an impressive resume or ace our code assessment on the first attempt (although those things are awesome!).

We're looking for genuine people who are passionate about learning web development and are determined to change their careers. Simply be yourself during the interview and be honest about what you expect from us. Remember that interviews go both ways, and ask us your tough questions about the curriculum. We'll do our best to ensure you have a full understanding about our program so you can decide if we're a good fit for your needs and career goals. 

Interviews aren't supposed to be scary or intimidating. Our admissions interviews should be viewed as a conversation based in mutual respect. You don't need to bring a copy of your resume or dress in your Sunday best. Just be yourself, be on time and do your research before you arrive.

If you're interested in learning more about DigitalCrafts' programs or career opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach our to our team at hello@digitalcrafts.com. You can also download our course packet for more information about our Full Stack Immersive and Full Stack Flex programs.

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Author
Zakia Whiteside

Admissions Director