My honest review on this sensitive topic.
I'm a General Assembly Full time Bootcamp grad, and I successfully transitioned. (not 6 figure right away) It took nearly 1.5 years to fully transition, and I had to really put myself out there multi-channel strategy.
I had much better luck interviewing with startups!
What really stood out in my portfolio was a project from a hackathon that my team and I brought to life. That case study and working with devs pushed my portfolio up many notches. I also learned AI for UX and spoke about it as my interest. Hope this helps ;)
Love this honest and insightful breakdown!
Hard to fully trust an article about boot camps that's being sponsored by a bootcamp
100% agree that design boot camps are worth it - I did one!
As a Springboard mentor (of almost 6 years now), I think having honest dialogue about the pros and cons of bootcamps is so important. I have worked with many students, and the outcome and success they experience is directly tied to the work they do. Yes the market is saturated, but the designers who take the time to refine their design skills and build outstanding portfolios have managed to land roles and transition. It does not happen just by completing the course and "checking the boxes" in the curriculum... there is no denying that it's a lot of work beyond what you do as part of the bootcamp.
Great article! I am an experienced career transitioner and tried Career Foundry's UX bootcamp. Despite an ambitious job search strategy and multiple post projects, I have had zero success. The market is totally saturated. Unless you are an amazingly gifted designer, you're outta luck. Invest your money in the market, you'll get a far better return.