You’re looking for that new thing in your life and career and a tech bootcamp seems like a good idea, right? There are lots of openings worldwide and we know that tech skills will always be needed. But quitting your current role or making the decision to get back into the workforce is a major one. How can you be sure it will be worth it? How will you find a job in a totally new field? We’ll break it all down in this post.
Why Get Into Tech?
A career change is a big deal, especially when you’re making a big jump across sectors or industries. But getting into tech is a fantastic idea for those looking to learn more, make a good salary, have flexibility, and make a difference. Let’s check out some of the biggest reasons why getting into tech is a great idea:
Salaries: tech jobs are known for paying well and there’s a reason why: they do! Even entry level positions pay well and you’ll benefit from room for upward mobility as your career progresses.
Flexibility: lots of tech jobs are becoming increasingly flexible and offering remote or hybrid options to their employees, in addition to boasting flexible hours.
Growth: the tech industry is advancing at a dizzying pace and there will always be a new tool or skill to master; this means that your career won’t be stagnant and your room for growth is practically limitless.
Versatility: long gone is the idea that developers and programmers only work in tech companies; every single company now needs tech experts to help them harness the power of tech.
New opportunities: whether you want to reskill or upskill, the tech industry is poised to grow exponentially over the next few years, increasing the already large number of open positions.
These reasons are exactly why Ironhack exists; we work to take your potential and turn it into exactly what the tech industry needs, teaching our students the most in-demand skills and tools of the moment, constantly changing and updating our syllabus to ensure that our students are prepared to enter the workforce. To achieve this, we offer four bootcamps:
Web development: apps and websites are needed in every industry, meaning that web development is incredibly universal and you can take your programming knowledge from the bootcamp and work in the industry that interests you the most.
Data analysis: companies that use data to make decisions are doing the right thing and you can be on the forefront of the decision making, learning how to read and interpret data to make informed decisions as a data analyst.
UX/UI design: the best programming language won’t work unless the client can easily access and find what they’re looking for; harness your creativity and tech skills to create user-friendly interfaces.
Cybersecurity: online dangers are growing just as fast as new tools are emerging and cybersecurity professionals are needed to protect user data and sensitive information, giving you the chance to become an expert in the field.
No matter what bootcamp you choose, a career in tech is a great way to harness your potential and transform your future. And with Ironhack’s Career Services, we’re there to help you every step of the way.
Ironhack’s Career Services
At Ironhack, we know that your choice to invest your time and money into a tech bootcamp is a big decision and we’re ready to do our part to make sure that you land a job that’s in line with your long-term career goals. We’ve developed our Career Services, a process that begins before the bootcamp to help you figure out the right path for you and, of course, achieve it! Let’s dive in:
The goal of Preliminary Discovery is to find clarity and purpose before even starting the bootcamp. Find out who you are and discover your ‘why’ through some introspection and exercises that will help you understand your motivation, skills, and career aspirations. We guide job seekers to be autonomous in their own job search–a lifelong skill that they'll need way beyond the bootcamp.
You’ll also work on researching the job market and the roles that may interest you. It may seem premature to start before the bootcamp even begins, but we’re focused on helping you break into the tech scene and it’s never too early to start.
As you dive deep into the bootcamp topics, you’ll also discuss the job market for your specific field and meet one-on-one with one of our skilled Career Coaches to clearly define your goals; this will help us prepare personalized advice and guidance throughout your bootcamp and attract recruiters. Our Career Coaches have relevant experience in HR tech, give personalized coaching, and help connect Ironhackers with their own networks (both alumni and beyond). They will help review your CV, LinkedIn profile, pitch, and portfolio to prepare you for the job search. We’ll also take into account your location preference, language skills, experience, and hard and soft skills to try and make the perfect match.
Career Week at Ironhack is what we’ve been working up towards: it’s time to immerse yourself in the job hunt and spend a week knee deep in workshops, webinars, and challenges that provide you with the necessary tools to tackle the job search. You’ll learn about topics like searching for jobs, applying for jobs, and interviewing in your chosen area of tech specialization.
It’s time to jump right in: the job search is here. But don’t think we leave you on your own here! On the contrary, we offer the following:
1-1 guidance from our career experts to help practice interviewing or tackle specific job-hunting challenges
Connections with the right people through our global network of hiring partners and alumni working in the field
After all, It's not just about what you know, but about who you know.
Your future in tech is closer than you ever imagined with Ironhack - what are you waiting for?! We’re eager to receive your application and get to work.