How long does it take grads to get their first job after coding bootcamp? | Questions from our Inbox

Katie Dunn By Katie Dunn ● May 27, 2021
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So you’ve com­plet­ed the Momen­tum pro­gram, how long will it take to get your first job after cod­ing boot­camp? Today we’ll answer that ques­tion and oth­ers from our inbox in our Ask Us Any­thing series.

We get it — invest­ing in your long-term career is one of the best, but often hard­est deci­sions you can make. To help, we are con­tin­u­ing our AUA blog (ask us any­thing) series with Jes­si­ca, our CEO, and Katie, our head of Career Devel­op­ment. In this series, we will pull ques­tions from our inbox and answer as best we can. Today we’re touch­ing on every­thing from vir­tu­al learn­ing to get­ting that first job after cod­ing bootcamp.

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What are the advan­tages of learn­ing vir­tu­al­ly / hav­ing class online?

Vir­tu­al learn­ing pro­vides good prac­tice for onboard­ing and work­ing remote­ly. Dur­ing the pan­dem­ic, we’ve seen many com­pa­nies hire, onboard, and train their employ­ees com­plete­ly vir­tu­al­ly. Momen­tum grads often com­ment on how easy this tran­si­tion was for them and how it even helped them land the job over oth­er can­di­dates in some cases. 

I don’t even real­ly know what soft­ware devel­op­ment means. Can I still join a Momen­tum pro­gram and be successful?

You don’t need any pri­or expe­ri­ence in tech or soft­ware devel­op­ment to apply and enroll in our cours­es. If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about cod­ing and soft­ware devel­op­ment before sign­ing up, Momen­tum has many free events and low-cost intro­duc­to­ry class­es to help you get start­ed. In June, we are host­ing a 3‑part intro to web devel­op­ment class that invites begin­ners to learn the basics. CODE AS YOU ARE: What even is web development? — 

You can find oth­er upcom­ing events post­ed here.

How long does it typ­i­cal­ly take Momen­tum grad­u­ates to find their first job after cod­ing bootcamp?

Our aver­age time to hire for grad­u­ates is 94 days after grad­u­at­ing. In 2020, the time to hire was impact­ed by the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic and it was tak­ing our grad­u­ates longer to land jobs. We are see­ing that time to hire rebound to more nor­mal pre-pan­dem­ic lev­els now that the job mar­ket is recovering.

We typ­i­cal­ly antic­i­pate the job search tak­ing 3 to 5 months after com­plet­ing our course. You can find more about the career search and suc­cess rates in our lat­est Career Out­comes Report.

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