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Zane Milakovic

I recommend looking for internships. It’s a great way for companies to try you out. The downside of schools like Flatiron is that they are somewhat untested for most employers.

I think given the pandemic, many companies are also making less investment in growing tech teams. You typically only backfill positions with the same level. So for a role to be open, it’s a entry level person having to leave the role. Which is kinda rare since after a year or two they are no longer entry level...

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James Cox Author

Thanks for comment. Not gonna lie, you paint a pretty bleak picture 😭

I guess considering an internship isn’t a terrible idea. I mean I’m just coding for free at home. Wouldn’t be too much difference coding for free for someone else lol.

I keep hearing there’s a “serious need” for developers even now. I guess they mean “developers with 10+ years of experience” etc

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Zane Milakovic

A lot of internships are paid! My company has paid internships. It’s just maybe a better job fit. Hopefully you find a paid one.

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James Cox Author

Oh! I would gladly accept a paid internship! I’m definitely not too proud for that. I think tomorrow I will readjust how I search for jobs and see what there is in the way of available internships. Thanks for replying!

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Zane Milakovic

A few years ago I hired three interns from a boot camp in Denver. Worked out really well. The next year I hired one, didn’t wrk as well.

I am not in the position to hire right now, so I wish you the best. But keep optimistic. You got this!

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James Cox Author

Thank you, Zane! I am just encouraged that people ARE getting opportunities out of bootcamp and even if you aren’t able to hire at the moment, hopefully there are others who are able!