A Recap of my job search journey after a bootcamp graduation in April 2021.

It’s been 16 weeks, 4 months, since I now graduated from Flatiron School Full Stack Software Engineering bootcamp. In 3 months, it will be a year since I decided to take a big step and enroll with Flatiron in order to switch career from the restaurant industry to the coding world.

I have had a lot of ups and downs during these 4 months, but today I got a nice email from a company I applied for on 11/8 letting me know that I successfully passed the online assignments and am now moving on to the next phase! Super excited as this is the 1st time that I am moving to the next phase, and really motivating for the future.

Each week, I have to meet some requirements in order to stay in the money back guarantee program with Flatiron School. I have to follow a tight schedule as I am working 30 hours a week as a server and also taking a Google UX design online certificate.

My biggest advice would be not to be shy, you have nothing to lose by reaching out to someone and you would be surprised of how many people are willing to help you.

On top of all this, I am also practicing my algorithms on HackerRank, Leetcode and watching videos about it.

I am crossing my fingers that this company will give me the opportunity to work for them, learn from other software engineers and use my abilities to improve the experience of millions, billions of users and see my work in the real world.

French guy who recently moved to the United States. I am also changing career after having worked 13 years in restaurants. I will be going into coding.