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Alumni Check-In: DeeAnn Kendrick

From hairdressing to development: DeeAnn took her career in a totally different direction with her bootcamp experience. We checked in with her a year after graduating to see how she is enjoying her new path. Spoiler alert: She's loving it!

Published 10th November 2017
5 minute read

What is a Developer in Residence?

The DigitalCrafts program is tough, period. Our goal here at DC is to ensure all of our incoming students have not only the adequate amount of support throughout the program but also the right mindset. This is where the Developer in Residence (DIR) really comes into play.

Published 4th August 2017
4 minute read

5 Resume Building Tips for Aspiring Software Developers

Resume writing can be an intimidating task for many, especially if you are in the midst of switching careers, like many coding bootcamp students. The good news is that there are plenty of free resources online to help guide you as you begin to prepare for a career in technology. After some research, we've pulled together some helpful tips to keep handy when building a technical resume.

Published 26th September 2016
5 minute read

Looking For That Elusive Software Developer Dream Job? Start By Branding Yourself

Find out why branding yourself is the most important thing you can do to land that amazing software development job you've been dreaming of, and what steps you need to take in order to get started right now.

Published 23rd August 2016
9 minute read

Advice from a Technical Recruiter, "Tell Your Story."

DigitalCrafts was honored to have Walter, Client Manager at ExecSource, a leading recruitment firm in Atlanta, come share his advice on working with technical recruiters as a junior developer. During the class discussion, Walter provided an abundance of information which I felt would be valuable to our readers, so here you go!

Published 15th June 2016
10 minute read

5 Must Do's When Starting Your Job Search

As the Student Services Lead for DigitalCrafts, I am often thinking of the best techniques for our students to increase their odds of successfully finding a career in development shortly after (or during) our 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp. I've come up with many creative ways to set our students apart, but there are a few basics that each student must tackle to increase their odds of being successful. Today, I've selected 5 must-do's for all current students in a programming bootcamp starting the job search process.

Published 24th May 2016
5 minute read

DigitalCrafts Career Support: How We Support Our Graduates

As a prospective student evaluating code schools, it is important to take into account the level of career support provided. Breaking into a new industry is difficult but empirically achievable with the right work ethic and support. That said, it's also very important to keep in mind that, no matter how much support a school provides, success in the job market is ultimately on the shoulders of the student. If you enroll into a program with the mindset that a job will automatically fall into your lap, you may have a long road ahead of you.

Published 19th February 2016
8 minute read

DigitalCrafts Employer Network: 80 Companies And Counting

DigitalCrafts students receive access to our growing Employer Network, which consists of startups, agencies, and companies of all sizes looking for developer talent. Hiring for your development team? Join our network today; no obligations, no fees, just talent.

Published 21st December 2015
5 minute read

Common Questions From A Prospective Coding Bootcamp Student

In trying to answer a few common questions for a prospective student, I looked down and realized my email to him had become a lengthy article well-suited for our blog. They were great questions and it's my hope that below you will find adequate answers that are helpful to all!

Published 4th December 2015
8 minute read

How to Network for that Junior Developer Job in Atlanta

Over the past 2 years, it seems like there has been an explosion of growth in the Atlanta startup community. With growth comes increased demand for web developers, mobile developers and software engineers. If you're a junior developer trying to launch your career in the Atlanta tech community, the local job market can seem daunting at times. Over the past few months, I've attended more networking events and workshops than you can shake a stick at, and it's my hope that sharing this experience can help those who are actively searching for that exciting new career.

Published 14th October 2015
10 minute read
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