There’s a burning question floating around out there, one we hear a lot here at MindTouch. How, oh how to get a job in software development? It’s a question on a lot of people’s minds, especially as this field continues to grow in demand. And for good reason: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for software developers is expected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026.

One way that people are breaking into this competitive market is through code academies and bootcamps. In fact, there are a number of current MindTouchers that have passed through the doors of various coding academies. Origin Code Academy is one of these academies.

The job market for software developers is expected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Code academies like Origin Code Academy can provide a logical alternative to the traditional four-year degree, which can be time- and cost-prohibitive for many people. This is especially true when you are trying to make a career change.

Tips on how to get a job in software development as a coding bootcamp graduate

Our own Chris Shoemaker, head of Talent Acquisition here at MindTouch, sat down with our friends at Origin Code Academy to talk about some of the benefits of attending code academies. Check out the video below to learn how contemporary applicants are leveraging code academy experience to differentiate themselves while applying to jobs in software development.

Key takeaways

  • Code academies are good way to break into the industry
  • Many coders begin in customer support roles
  • Create your own brand and interview aggressively
  • Think about the why

There is plenty of information for all software development hopefuls to use in their own job searches. Straight from the mouth of a corporate recruiter, no less. To see all the positions currently open at MindTouch, click the link below to see our Careers page.

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