I see different thoughts about online certifications and boot camps if you don’t have experience. Any thoughts? Also what’s the best way to break into tech?

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Best way isn't certs or bootcamps. Especially if money is tight. It's taking the best job you can get and building real world skills. If it means you take a shit role in product ops doing nothing but technical support. You do it, standout, and move on to the next thing.

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In this situation, I think certifications are helpful in the sense that they show you are driven to learn something new. Some employers (I’d not say most) do realise the importance of taking an initiative to learn.
Bootcamps can be great for networking. I have personally been a part of bootcamps where I met potential employers.

The takeaway is you have to take your chances if your are planning to enter an industry that’s new for you (or even otherwise). And certifications and bootcamps can be great in this direction. Hope this helps :)

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If you're talking about a coding boot camp, a good one will teach you some basic skills. The basics are important but not enough. If you wanna get peoples' attention, and develop real world skills, contribute to open source. I recommend the Mozilla foundation.

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In this situation, I think certifications are helpful in the sense that they show you are driven to learn something new. Some employers (I’d not say most) do realise the importance of taking an initiative to learn.
Bootcamps can be great for networking. I have personally been a part of bootcamps where I met potential employers.

The takeaway is you have to take your chances if your are planning to enter an industry that’s new for you (or even otherwise). And certifications and bootcamps can be great in this direction. Hope this helps :)

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