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7 Portfolio Tips for Beginners

Director of Student Services, Lillian Wakefield, is also a current student in DigitalCrafts' Full Stack Flex Program. She sat down to discuss not only her process of reviewing portfolios for others, but the approach of creating her first portfolio. Her advice? Use your portfolio as a representation of yourself, your passion, and your committment to coding. 

Published 11th July 2018
5 minute read

Networking and Success at Coding Bootcamps

Half of the battle of attending a Coding Bootcamp is finding a job after the program. While applying to jobs online is part of the process, networking allows for face to face interaction with potential hiring managers. Take the necessary steps to stand out in the job market! 

Published 25th April 2018
3 minute read

How Successful Are Students After a Coding Bootcamp?

In January of 2018, DigitalCrafts decided to join the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting aka "CIRR" alongside 12 other leading coding bootcamps who have all committed to analyzing and reporting placement data using a standard process. How successful are students after graduating from a coding bootcamp? Well, as a prospective student you are now able to compare each of these 12 member schools side-by-side and rest assured that you are using up-to-date and accurate data to make an important decision which will impact your career and life from this point forward.

Published 26th March 2018
5 minute read

Online Presence: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Simple. Your name + The internet = Online presence. This means anything on social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. It also includes blog pots or contributions to an online community and sites such as GitHub.  What online presence means and how you can use it could fill a book. What I want to talk about is how potential future employers are going to evaluate you based on your online presence.

Published 13th March 2018
5 minute read

Setting Good Career Goals in the New Year

Attending a full-stack development bootcamp is a great first step for career changers, or those just starting out in the workforce in general. However, to succeed in getting that first developer job, you're going to need to set some clear career goals for yourself. Here are some tips to get you started honing in on those goals as you start off 2018.

Published 5th January 2018
3 minute read

Express Your Enthusiasm With a Memorable Elevator Pitch

 It takes a little finesse to get your elevator speech down pat. But once you do, you'll find yourself navigating your networking events with ease, ready to introduce yourself with confidence and poise. 

Published 29th November 2017
7 minute read

Looking for a Job? How to Work with Technical Recruiters

Sometimes applying to job board after job board isn't enough. Working with recruiters is an efficient way to get your resume and portfolio directly in front of a hiring manager. 

Published 5th October 2017
5 minute read

How to Make the Most out of LinkedIn as a New Developer

Many job seekers simply cut and paste the information from their resumes on their LinkedIn profile, but this is a big mistake. LinkedIn is a great venue for you to share all the things you had to cut from your resume, and a bit of your personality as well.

Published 19th September 2017
5 minute read

Atlanta Tech Companies That Are Hiring Right Now

Atlanta, GA, home of the Braves and known for its diverse musical heritage and southern hospitality was named the No. 3 U.S. city "Poised To Become Tomorrow's Tech Mecca" by Forbes. According to stats, Atlanta tech jobs have grown by almost 47% since 2010, which is approximately 20% above the national average. We've researched and found the hottest tech companies hiring in Atlanta right now. 

Published 7th August 2017
5 minute read

Out of Room? What to Cut from a Developer Resume

A one-page resume is ideal -- but how do you know what to cut and what should be left in? Continue reading for some suggestions on how to edit your resume to make sure the important information stands out. 

Published 18th July 2017
7 minute read
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