Posts Categorized: Job Prep

Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now?

At Bloc, we are dedicated to helping aspiring developers and designers achieve their professional goals. Whether you’re a current teacher looking to become a UX Designer, or a product manager interested in learning more to progress your career, our mission is to help you succeed and provide you a supportive learning community. We’re thrilled to… Read more »

5 Tips to Maximize your Negotiating Power

Entering a new field can be intimidating. You’re confident in your abilities, but do you feel confident in negotiating your new salary? We want Bloc students to know their worth. Below are five tips to help you maximize your negotiating power and make the most of your new role. Do Your Research To make any… Read more »

Your First Year as an Engineer

by Prachi Singh in Career Services. Working for Bloc requires a perpetual quest for information about education, careers, and success. While developing out ideas on career preparation, I posed a question to the Bloc Mentorship and Engineering teams. I asked: “What are the three things you learned in your first job as an engineer?” It started as… Read more »

Dear portfolio…

Chris Courtney is the Director of the Design Program at Bloc, Training Director for, and Mentor for Chris is speaking at interaction17 and hosting a meetup in New York on February 4. Follow him on Twitter to find out how you can meet Chris and other Bloc members.  Every week, several designer portfolios… Read more »

Career Advice for Bootcamp Grads

Bloc is the original online bootcamp, with over 80 professional developers in our network of mentors. We sat down with one of our most experienced mentors, Jonathan Linowes, to get his take on how to get your first developer job. Meet Jonathan In over 20 years in software development, Jonathan has worked at eight companies including… Read more »

Career Support at Bloc: Know Your Goal

Written by Prachi Singh and Courtland Alves Students join Bloc to start a new career. After any structured educational program, including Bloc, many students become frustrated during the job hunt. Students don’t know how to effectively spend their time, find a job, or set themselves up for success. The most effective way to quickly find… Read more »