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  • Evaluate Experience

    I can’t get a car‘Cause I ain’t got a jobI can’t get a job‘Cause I ain’t got a car Alice Cooper, Lost In America You’ve just graduated a coding bootcamp, you know you have skills that are applicable to the real world, but you may be finding it incredibly tough to convince potential employers that you would be a useful addition to their team. It’s the ol’ catch-22 in getting hired: to get experience you need experience. Employers don’t want to gamble on making a “wrong hire.” They want to know that you can do the job, and do it…

  • Describe Dream Career

    There’s a famous book about training dogs called “The Art Of Raising A Puppy.” In it, they suggest tying a lead to your leg and the puppy so that it always reacts to where you move. As it grows older, it doesn’t need the lead anymore – it just knows to tag along as you move. Inadvertently, this happens as we grow up. We’re told to sit in our seats. Generally speaking, we’re told to do our homework, mistakes are not encouraged, and that life should include a new car, a white picket fence, and a 40-hour-a-week job. Unintentionally, these…

  • Design Dream Work Day

    I hated my alarm, especially when it screamed into the twilight for a second time after having been snoozed. Bleary-eyed, I got up to follow the scent of coffee into the kitchen at 6:00 AM. Sarah had been up for fifteen minutes and gave me the side eye for sleeping in while she had started breakfast. I took Carl and Bailey out for a short walk, grateful to escape the oppressive mood of the morning. The ride we took to the Metro station was quiet. In January, the platform was not touched by the sun while I waited. I rocked…