How I Found My Dream Job and Increased My Salary Over 50%

Yan Fan
Yan Fan
Feb 8, 2018 · 12 min read

About RGA & First Day on the Job

RGA’s Tokyo Pen Pixel for Muji. Disclaimer: Bill did not work on this.

Weighing Risks

Melanie: When you were already thinking of leaving your company, did you feel that there were any risks involved with you signing up for Code Chrysalis?


Unexpected Lessons & Skills

Melanie: That’s good to hear. So, can you tell me, did you gain any skills at Code Chrysalis that were unexpected going in? For instance, you knew a lot about the course to sign up, but did you gain any skills other than programming skills, perhaps, that were a bonus or that surprised you?


Staying Active in the Community

Bill: I also think another important one is the attitude to stay active in the community, which is something that I wasn’t doing at all before joining Code Chrysalis. I was just working at a company and hanging out with my colleagues after work, or friends. I saw the amount of effort that Yan and Kani put into going to meetups, meeting with people, and talking and getting connected with people from the tech scene in Tokyo.


The Job Hunt

Melanie: After Code Chrysalis, you mentioned that you needed to get a new job quite quickly. How did the job hunt go for you? Was easy to find a job? Also, what do you think you gained at Code Chrysalis that employers in the current job market are looking for?

Advice for Joining Code Chrysalis

Melanie: Yeah. That makes sense. So, now I’d like to ask if you have any advice for people who are currently considering leaving their job to attend Code Chrysalis?


Code Chrysalis in Five Words

Melanie: Yeah. That makes perfect sense. So, now I have a more difficult question. I’d like to ask you; can you describe Code Chrysalis using five words?


Find What You Believe In

Melanie: Great! So, is there anything else that you wanted to add that you haven’t said already?


Code Chrysalis

Code Chrysalis is a 12-week advanced software engineering immersive with a rigorous industry-aligned curriculum designed to transform students into autonomous full-stack engineers.

Yan Fan

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Yan Fan

Co-Founder & CTO of Code Chrysalis, a coding bootcamp in Tokyo. https://www.codechrysalis.io

Code Chrysalis

Code Chrysalis is a 12-week advanced software engineering immersive with a rigorous industry-aligned curriculum designed to transform students into autonomous full-stack engineers.