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Getting Hired After A Coding Bootcamp

Career Services
Dec. 22 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Coming in to a coding bootcamp, students often have one goal in mind: get a job. Finding employment as a Software Developer when you’re new to the industry can be overwhelming, with unique technical interviews and the burning question; who is going to hire me when I’ve only been coding for 8 weeks?

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Employer Spotlight: Mobify

Career Services
Dec. 13 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Mobify is no stranger to Lighthouse Labs, having hired 4 graduates for their team! Course Report caught up with Mobify's Talent Aquision Manager to learn about their experience hiring Bootcamp graduates and working with Career Services.

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Employer Spotlight: Kiwi Collection

Career Services
Sep. 07 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Over 160 organizations of all shapes and sizes have hired Lighthouse Labs graduates! We're connecting with our employers to shed some light into the hiring process, and learn about their experience taking on Junior Developers fresh out of Bootcamp.

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Employer Spotlight: AppBridge

Career Services
Jun. 07 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Over 160 organizations of all shapes and sizes have hired Lighthouse Labs graduates! We're connecting with our employers to shed some light into the hiring process, and learn about their experience taking on Junior Developers fresh out of Bootcamp.

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People Can't be Programmed: HR for Tech

Career Services
Apr. 11 2016
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Posted by
Kate Ciborowski

Long gone are the days when developers were considered socially awkward and siloed in an organization. Today, software development is understood as a social endeavour that requires working and learning effectively with others, impacting entire organizations. More than ever before, software development methodologies, designed to improve efficiency and flexibility for products, are being applied to people and teams.

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Rookie Mistakes: Developer Resumes

Career Services
Mar. 29 2016
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

Our Director of Career Services Charlyne has years of HR experience and a wealth of knowledge on how to attack your job hunt. Luckily for us, she puts her powers to use connecting our students with their new careers as developers. Char shares some advice for anyone looking to break into the world of tech with a new series focusing on rookie mistakes. Follow her advice, score a job and she'll do her coveted happy dance in your honour!

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Rookie Mistakes: Job Hunting

Career Services
Jan. 13 2016
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

Our Director of Career Services Charlyne has years of HR experience and a wealth of knowledge on how to attack your job hunt. Luckily for us, she puts her powers to use connecting our students with their new careers as developers. Char shares some advice for anyone looking to break into the world of tech with a new series focusing on rookie mistakes.

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The Perks and Problems of Working Remotely

Career Services
Nov. 27 2015
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Seasoned remote working pros, Scott Wayatt and Myles Gordon from Cali Style Technologies, gives us the inside scoop on how to succeed on a remote dev team.

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Grants: What's Out There For Students and Employers?

Career Services
Jul. 24 2015
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Posted by
Denisse Alejo

If you're looking for Canadian grants and funding for education, our Career Services Coordinator Denisse is the absolute pro. She goes over the landscape in this blog post.

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Guest Post: 4 Tips For Job Hunting As A Developer

Career Services
Jun. 09 2015
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Posted by
Stefan Mancevski

Job Hero founder Stefan Mancevski gives tips on the developer job hunt, including how to cater to recruiters, the best job boards, and more.

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Hiring Grants 101

Career Services
Mar. 19 2015
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Posted by
Stephanie Sang

Granted.ca CEO Stephanie Sang talks about the grants available both in the Vancouver tech community and for growing Canadian companies in general.

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The 4 Secrets To Hiring Developers

Career Services
Feb. 09 2015
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

Our Director of Career Services, Charlyne Fothergill, talks about what employers can do to ensure they succeed in hiring Lighthouse Labs graduates.

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3 Tips For Getting A Job As A Developer Outside Your Hometown

Career Services
Jan. 06 2015
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

More and more, students are either coming from out of town to be a part of our immersive program, or are excited about the opportunity to relocate for a job after graduation. My job is to help all our students with their individual career goals, and I love being able to leverage my own and Lighthouse Labs’ extensive hiring network outside of Vancouver. If you are considering looking for work as a developer outside of your hometown, here are my tips for success

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So, What Do Dev Employers Actually Hire For? 3 Must-Knows Before Interviewing

Career Services
Dec. 02 2014
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill, Director of Career Services

There are countless resources on “how to rock/ace/nail your interview.” The reality is that a lot of that process is out of your control. Not the answer you want to hear, I know, I know. But knowing that it's the [employer](http://www.lighthouselabs.ca/partners)'s needs (and not necessarily your résumé), that dictates the success of the interview is valuable knowledge on its own. So I’ve broken down the 3 things that employers look for and the best way to prepare for them:

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Employer Speed Dating

Career Services
Oct. 29 2014
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

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