How to make the most of a tech bootcamp
Bootcamps have emerged as a popular way to quickly gain marketable skills that organizations are looking for. And the ongoing IT talent shortage in certain disciplines has seen a rise in bootcamps aimed at skills such as coding and data science. But how well do bootcamps prepare you for employment? Are bootcamp graduates perceived as viable candidates to fill key IT roles?
According to data from Indeed, 72 percent of employers think “bootcamp grads are ‘just as prepared’ to be high performers as degree holders,” while 12 percent think they are “more prepared and more likely to be high performers.” The same survey found that 80 percent of respondents went on to hire a bootcamp graduate and 99.8 percent said they’d hire someone with bootcamp experience again. Indeed has also found that since 2010 the number of job seekers with bootcamp experience has doubled year-over-year on the site.