The Honest Guide for Coding Bootcamps II: Bootcamp Readiness

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Personal Finance Planning

  • Bootcamp tuition (if you don’t qualify for free/deferred tuition): avg 17K
  • Cost of opportunity: Monthly salary X 12 months (if you already have a job and you’re planning on quitting)
  • Fixed expenses: (rent + utilities + food + transportation ) X 12 months
  • New laptop (if needed): 2K

Growth Mindset

Two Mindsets. Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

Mental Preparation

  • You quit your job and are a full-time student.
  • You are immersed in a hyper-fast-pace learning experience.
  • Every day you wake up and go to sleep coding.
  • You are learning something completely different from your previous professional career.
  • The amount of information that you are processing per day can feel overwhelming.
  • You only have four months to learn the basics that will open you the doors to a new job market.
  • You are learning a new way of solving problems, which is highly abstract thinking.
  • You have to pass regular tests if you don’t want the school to invite you to leave. (Damn, I quit my job!)

Mentorship

Bootcamp Selection

Keep Reading: Bootcamp Outcomes

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