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Changing careers is never an easy decision. It requires a lot of thought, consideration, and discussion, often with your family or others involved in your life. Making a career change after 15+ years is an even harder choice. Do you want to start over? Are you ready for this? Is it too late?

These are questions Carlos Anriquez asked himself before making a career change after more than 17 years. He decided to give us his role as a manager working abroad, to move home and focus on his family and first love; programming.

Carlos Rafael Anriquez was an Electronics…


Working as a remote developer allowed me to improve my income and have an internationally competitive salary by leaving the local market rate.” — Salvador Olvera Nava

Microverse students work incredibly hard to become professional software developers and we’re so proud of all our students and the work they put in. From making sacrifices to be able to support themselves throughout the program, to spending thousands of hours learning, they’re committed to improving their lives. …


“Working remotely has taught me a lot and opened doors. Overall I think Microverse was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.” — Trésor Bireke

Microverse students work incredibly hard to become professional software developers and we’re so proud of all our students and the work they put in. From making sacrifices to be able to support themselves throughout the program, to spending thousands of hours learning, they’re committed to improving their lives. …


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Education as we know it is in the midst of a monumental shift. As we step into 2021, and near one full year of the pandemic affecting the entire world, we look at the state of education and its future.

The shift in education didn’t start in 2020, but circumstances certainly accelerated the rate of change. In light of the pandemic, Harvard University announced that all instruction for the 2020–2021 academic year will be given in a virtual environment. The school is keeping the $50,000 annual tuition intact while only permitting 40% of the student body to return to campus.


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Whether the idea of networking fills you with dread or excitement it’s an essential part of life. Nothing maximizes your chances of finding amazing opportunities as much as connecting with other people — as long as you approach it in the right way. And it might just be easier than you think.

First, let’s look at the statistics. When you ask someone how they landed their job, 70% of the time they’ll say it was down to networking. If you ask a company how they fill their roles, you’ll learn that 80% of the time they never actually advertise their…


The knowledge economy is in full tilt, as it’s projected that digital transformation investments — a key driver of the knowledge economy — will exceed $1.3 trillion in 2020. And at the heart of the knowledge economy, is software. Software drives the gig, app, and on-demand economies, in addition to many more digital economies.

Building this software are millions of software developers worldwide — writing lines of code that are reshaping the world as we know it — making software development one of the most critical careers of the 21st century. Knowing this, let’s look at what it takes to…


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Going from a freelancer on Craigslist, to a Software Engineer at a Fortune 10 company is no easy feat. It requires hard work and proving your value with each new project. Ibrahim Diallo, a software engineer at Thankful, shared eight tips on how junior developers can contribute to their teams’ success despite having little experience.

Communicate your value

Lacking a computer science degree could be a roadblock for aspiring software engineers. However, Ibrahim leveraged internet technology to showcase his projects and portfolio.

Job-seeking software engineers should use personal websites, GitHub, Stack Overflow, and other platforms to showcase past projects. …


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With almost 70% of jobs being landed through networking, the job searching process is not easy. At Microverse, our career coaches support students as they progress through the curriculum towards employment, making sure they have the tools needed for the greatest chance of success — not just to land their first job — but for their entire career.

We brought four global career coaches together to share their job search advice and discuss how they work with our students. Microverse coaches Jennifer Best, Yvonne Alozie, Crystal Mbanefo, and Eric Newport talked about SMART goals, professional skills, networking, interview preparation, and…


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A recent EY report concluded working remotely will be the “new normal,” even after the danger of COVID-19 has subsided. Operational flexibility, agility, and other benefits are too valuable to pass up, the report says.

The shift is promising, as it should make us more capable to solve the most pressing problems of the 21st century. But while we may consider the prospect of curbing climate change or ending a global pandemic through remote work, it’s important to confront a hard truth: Not every business is thriving in the new normal.

In Slack’s survey of 2,800 knowledge economy workers, nearly…


A 2018 study by BCG found that companies with diverse management teams generate 19% more revenue through innovation than management teams with below-average diversity scores.

It’s a reminder that diversity is not about optics — it’s about excellence.

When teams comprise a broad range of experiences and perspectives, the ideas generated are more creative, and importantly, more likely to be executed.

And yet, hiring and retaining diverse talent is a challenge that companies face regardless of the state of the job market. It’s a reflection of company culture, which has a massive bearing on the long-term prospects of an organization…

Ariel Camus

Founder of Microverse, a school for remote software developers that is free until you get a job. www.microverse.org

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