7 Reasons You Should Enroll in a Coding Bootcamp

12 May 2017

First, let’s clarify what is a coding bootcamp. We are talking about an immersive, full-time training program that teaches you how to do software programming (coding) and how to work in a software development role. There’s a large variety of such roles and a desperate lack of people to fill these roles in a world that is increasingly technology driven(https://xccelerate.co/en/blog/which-tech-career-is-right-for-me). Don’t take my word for it. Check the US Department of Labor Statistics website. They predict a 17% increase in software developer jobs over the next few years. All kinds of analysts and smart folks are predicting that many jobs will be displaced by automation and robots over the next decade. So, if you are in one of those industries or jobs that is likely to be impacted by such trends, what do you do? Learn new skills and make yourself employable in the new world. You don’t have to be a technologist, an engineer, or a math genius to work in software development. Here’s a list of reasons why enrolling in a coding bootcamp might be the right way for you to open doors before your current job or skills become obsolete.

1. Robots could replace you

It may not happen tomorrow, or even this year, but someone, somewhere, is trying to figure out how to replace you with a machine. However, the speed is picking up for automation due to the current pandemic. As per recent research, 'Robots could replace as many as 2 million more workers in manufacturing alone by 2025.' Don’t wait until you’ve been replaced and are unemployed. The sooner you start retraining, the sooner you can get into a job with a future.

2. Your job sucks

You are in a job that is unfulfilling. You know who you are and we don’t have to explain why you feel that way. Don’t waste any more time in a job that doesn’t challenge you or allow you to learn new things. The tech industry is growing exponentially and the demand for tech talents is growing every day whereas the supply is not meeting halfway! Web Development, Data Science & Machine Learning and UXUI Design are few of the booming tech industries. They are both challenging and require constant new learning because technology continuously changes and evolves. A coding bootcamp will teach you how to learn new technology quickly and efficiently, for a lifetime of continuous learning.

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3. Job hunting for months

If you are not qualified for the tech jobs you want to apply for, no matter how you spin it in your resume, you will not get interviews. You should stop spending time looking for a job and instead spend your time getting the skills that will land that rewarding job! Reskilling and upskilling are the core ways you can learn the right skillset. Xccelerate's tech bootcamp offers 4 months of full-time bootcamps in Coding, Data Science & Machine Learning and UXUI Design to transform your career.

4. Where to begin

There are tons of resources available online to teach yourself coding. Unfortunately, they assume you know what you should learn and that an employer will believe that you learned what they need you to know on your own. Online training has its place but if you are trying to change careers, or have limited work experience, don’t try to teach yourself coding online. You will likely study the wrong stuff, fail to really understand the underlying concepts and theories, and still not get the respect you are looking for from hiring managers. Take a certified boot camp and let them show you what to learn and guide you through the process with personal coaching and mentoring.


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5. You work in a tech job but your skills are outdated

You are one of those loyal folks who stuck with a company for years, supporting their legacy systems. It was an important job and you took great comfort in the stability and security of knowing you were needed and very good at what you did. Now that legacy system is being replaced, and you will be too if you don’t do something to update your skills. With your background and experience, taking a 4-month boot camp will allow you to quickly get up to date with modern programming languages and platforms. You can be a tech rock star again!

6. Learning new skills adds to your existing skills

You are a non-technical professional who works with technical folks. You can enroll in a coding Bootcamp to expand your skill set by working on real client-based projects to gain experience and build portfolio. There are many hybrid jobs these days where you can leverage business, marketing, design, or project management skills in a semi-technical role. Adding software development skills to your existing expertise may give you a competitive advantage and allow you to work well with the highly technical folks on your team, who now speak a different language than you. If you want to be able to work closely with or manage a group of software developers, enrolling in a coding bootcamp in Hong Kong can quickly give you the skills and respect you need to be highly effective.

7. Learn better by doing

The best way to approach learning is by practicing and doing it! Reading about programming (online courses) or hearing about programming (lecture-based classes) are not nearly as effective as learning by doing. An immersive boot camp, where you spend almost all your time creating websites, applications, working with real-life data sets, real case studies will teach you far more than you will get from other traditional approaches. It is more intense but focuses on industry-specific training to make you job-ready! If you are going to invest the time to retrain yourself, do it in the most effective and efficient way. Training Bootcamps work!

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12 May 2017

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