Recently, I had gotten feedback that my resume and cover letter did not quite match up. Neither seemed to talk enough about the coding bootcamp that I had listed in my education section.
In reviewing my resume again, I realize I boot the name of the bootcamp, the year, but I didn't specify that I was starting it in May 2019.
Which has me thinking. Should you list in-progress—or in my case, soon to be started—bootcamps when applying for developer roles? Why or why not?
Thinking aloud, mentioning that you are enrolling in a bootcamp may set you apart from other candidates. At the same time, what if it detracts and makes the hiring manager think you might be too distracted to balance a full-time job in addition to a bootcamp.
What are your thoughts?
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