Summary
In this episode, Trevor interviews Kevin, who made a career transition from fashion to technology. Kevin shares how his interest in Microsoft Excel and his curiosity about technology led him to pursue coding. He discusses the challenges and rewards of the coding bootcamp, emphasizing the importance of building a strong foundation in programming and much more. 
Connect with Kevin via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kgallaccio/

Takeaways

  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn are essential for success in the tech industry.
  • Building a strong foundation in programming is crucial for future learning and development.
  • Imposter syndrome is common among aspiring coders, but it should not deter them from pursuing their goals.
  • Committing a significant amount of time and effort to coding can accelerate learning and progress in a bootcamp. Set realistic expectations and be prepared to work hard in the coding industry.
  • Take initiative and don't rely solely on a bootcamp to secure a job.
  • Follow up with employers and engage in conversations with real human beings.
  • Continuously code and build projects to enhance skills and stand out from the crowd.
  • Reach out to experienced coders for advice and support, and advocate for yourself throughout the coding journey.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Background
03:22 Transition from Fashion to Technology
06:14 Curiosity and Excel Skills
09:01 Imposter Syndrome and Learning Journey
12:21 Experience in the Coding Bootcamp
23:38 Future Plans and Job Prospects
27:22 Setting Expectations and Working Hard
29:14 The Importance of Taking Initiative
30:39 The Reality of the Job Search Process
31:35 The Need for Follow-Up and Marketing Yourself
34:03 Engaging with Human Beings and Overcoming Objections
36:17 Continuing to Code and Building Projects
45:41 Reaching Out to Coders for Advice
49:03 The Importance of Advocating for Yourself
53:25 Wrap-Up and Contact Information

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