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Code Schools Need Better Outreach—As Do Grads

The high demand for programmers means that hiring managers need to be more familiar with all sources of new applicants, including code schools. But code schools have an obligation to make that process easier—code schools need to educate hiring managers on what they can really expect from code school graduates.

On the flip side of that equation, however, if you're considering attending a code school, you have to do your own due diligence. You need to check how well known your school of choice is among the types of companies you hope to work for. Reach out to those companies, ask for informational interviews, research the LinkedIn and GitHub profiles of programmers already working for those companies—the more you can learn about what hiring managers really think of the code school you might attend, the more likely you are to wind up employed on the far end of your educational experience.

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