You can absolutely make the jump into the industry as a developer - as students at The Jump have demonstrated - but attending a coding bootcamp does not guarantee you a job.
As the saying goes, there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. If a bootcamp guarantees you a job, you should definitely ask what their definition of a job is, what duration you are guaranteed to be employed for, what you’ll actually be doing in the job that they are guaranteeing, how much work is involved, how much the job pays, and under what circumstances that guarantee is valid or not. As, developers are in high demand, our recommendation is to focus on other aspects rather than the “guarantee” of a job.
To give yourself the best chance of finding the right job for you after the bootcamp, we’d recommend asking the following questions of yourself, the bootcamp and the market:
How much experience does the instructor have in those technologies? Our instructor, James, has been a full-stack developer using these technologies as they have evolved for over 13 years.
How much support will you receive from the bootcamp? (The Jump caps its class size at 15 so that we can dedicate support to each student whenever they need it throughout the bootcamp. Some bootcamps have 50 plus students on each cohort)
How dedicated are the bootcamp’s staff to helping you make the jump to where you want to be? Are they working at the bootcamp for an income or do they run the school and is this their passion?
Finding the answers to these questions will help you choose which bootcamp is going to work best for helping you make the jump to becoming an industry ready developer.