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The Power of Hybrid and Tech Adjacent Roles

Career Services
Aug. 23 2018
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

Companies are finding there is a need for knowledge and ability in coding; skills that are useful in a variety of positions within an organization and not just at a developer level.

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Adaptation, Collaboration, and Unique Career Journeys: Insights from the Resolver Team

Career Services
Aug. 07 2018
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Posted by
Anna Hermansen

Read about the the first event in a planned “Career Journeys” series that engage our employer community in discussions on what it means to be a developer. Thanks to the Resolver team for hosting us and producing such an interesting and relevant discussion!

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Lighthouse Labs Employer Spotlight: Beanworks

Career Services
Jul. 11 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

Beanworks is no stranger to Lighthouse Labs, having hired (as of this interview) five graduates for their team! Read below for our full interview with Reza Sanaie, Beanworks CIO.

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The Non-Technical Qualities of a Great Developer

Career Services
May. 16 2018
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Being a Software Developer is so much more than just an ability to code. There are a variety of interpersonal and non-technical skills that are just as crucial to success.

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Employer Spotlight: TouchBistro

Career Services
Apr. 19 2018
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Posted by
Carmen Tsang

TouchBistro is no stranger to Lighthouse Labs, having hired 5 graduates to their team! Read our interview with Derek Harasen, Development Manager at TouchBistro, to see what an employer is looking for when hiring bootcamp graduates.

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The Job Search: Charlyne Fothergill

Career Services
Sep. 21 2017
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

Charlyne Fothergill is an integral part of Lighthouse Labs as our Director of Career Services and is also a well respected member of the Canadian Human Resources and Tech industry. She has helped hundreds of our students secure employment as Junior Software Developers over the years and continues to strengthen our connection to each community we serve. So, to wrap up our Job Search series, Charlyne provided us with her top five tips for landing a job out of Bootcamp.

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The Job Search: Natalie Mok

Career Services
Sep. 15 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Prior to Lighthouse Labs, Natalie Mok was studying Computer Information and Systems Administration at BCIT and working in the automotive industry. Realizing that her passion was in web design and development, the Web Development Bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs was a natural fit to further her career. She is now a JavaScript (Ember) Developer at Later. She recently spoke with us to discuss her experience with the job search post-Bootcamp.

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The Job Search: April Mulvey

Career Services
Aug. 31 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

April decided to take up coding as a hobby after growing dissatisfied with the challenges in her role managing a chiropractic clinic in Edmonton. That hobby quickly became a passion and she eventually enrolled in the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp. Today, she is a Front-End Web Developer for Critical Mass in Calgary. She recently spoke with us to discuss her job search post-Bootcamp and to provide some advice for future alumni.

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The Job Search: Marc Maguire

Career Services
Aug. 28 2017
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Now an iOS Developer at Rave inc. Marc Maguire previously worked as an Account Manager in the Marketing industry for six years. After taking a year off to travel the world with his wife, he decided to enroll in the Lighthouse Labs’ iOS Development Bootcamp to pursue his passion in application development. He recently spoke with us from his home in Waterloo, Ontario to discuss the job seeking process after Bootcamp and how it differed from his previous experience.

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Freelancing As A Coding Bootcamp Graduate

Career Services
Feb. 02 2017
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Posted by
Chriscelle Dela Cruz

Our alumni and mentor community is filled with developers who have experience working as freelancers. We polled our network looking for advice for any coding bootcamp graduate looking to pursue the freedom of working for yourself! Inside you'll find valuable insight on the best ways to pursue a career as a freelancing software developer.

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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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