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The job market is actually not that good. There is a massive influx of junior developers and there are not as many entry level jobs.
If you really crunch the numbers from Switchup and Course Reports published research, only about 65% of graduates are landing in technical roles.
In 2017, that number will definitely drop below 50% with the number of coding bootcamps sprouting up. Technology jobs are not growing at 100-200% a year, whereas the bootcamps are. It will be good for the industry, because many of the sub-par bootcamps will be forced to close.
A lot of it really depends on the market where you are located and the companies that work specifically with the bootcamp you are interested in applying to. Another factor is the amount of interview prep that the bootcamp offers you. There are absolutely jobs out there for bootcamp grads, but it's not always a quick and easy search and requires a good deal of preparation esspecially when competing with other bootcamp grads, junior developers and computer science graduates.
At Rithm School we have partnered with outco - a one month program dedicated towards interview prep (you can read more about them here http://outco.co/). Our students finish our three month program and are immediately immersed in another month of interview prep and support while looking for a job. We are also funded by Slow Ventures, a venture firm with over 120 portfolio companies including some of the largest companies in the Bay Area who are always looking for talented developers. Happy to chat more about the job market and search at elie at rithmschool.com
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