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Can you further your career in tech with coding bootcamps?

Posted by Travis O'Rourke, Hays Canada Director, on Friday, Jul 31, 2015

IT BootcampWith more industries such as finance and healthcare needing Java and .Net developers, the need for skilled developers in the tech market is rapidly increasing.

A Government of Canada funded study in 2014 found the country will need 182,000 more developers by 2019. Climbing the corporate ladder in IT means continually developing your skills to keep up with emerging technology. One way to add to your skillset, and your resume, is take part in a coding bootcamp.

Coding bootcamps provide a way to “level-up”  and can comprise of anything from 6 to 28 week-long programs of intensive coding. Once graduated, you will have a practical knowledge of coding to add to your complement of skills.

These bootcamps are growing in popularity. Course Report states that in 2014 there were 6,740 graduates from 63 nationwide bootcamps in the U.S. and Canada and for every person that graduated from a bootcamp in 2014, there will be two graduating in 2015 leading to a total estimate of 15,056 graduates.

Employers are looking for candidates with coding skills in these areas:

  .Net Development
Java Development
Software Development
Web Development

Be sure to update your resume and online profile with your news skills and in interviews, tell employers about having completed the course and about your practical knowledge.
For more tips to support your job search, visit our career advice section and get on the road to success. 

Have you completed a coding bootcamp? How has this impacted your job search? See the jobs below or search for opportunities in your location.

Intermediate Java EE Developer Calgary 1041111
Junior Java Developer Calgary 1041270
Senior Java EE Developer Calgary 1041266
Junior Web Developer Calgary 1041271
Intermediate Web Developer Calgary 1041272
Senior Web Developer Calgary 1041274
Junior Web Developer Victoria 1041127
Intermediate Web Developer Victoria 1041265
Senior Web Developer Victoria 1041267


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