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From Sales to Project Lead & Platform Developer

Name Hannah Ek

Current role Project Lead & Platform Developer at Customer First AB

Graduation June 2023

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Hannah used to work in the world of sales and interact closely with customers, now she's changed careers and have just enterered her first role as a web developer and project lead. With her background and previous experiences, she is bringing a unique twist and fresh perspectives to her new role.

How did you get curious about coding? Where did you find inspiration?

"I have always been curious about coding and tried it out a bit as a young girl. Later on, I stumbled over Tjejer Kodar on Facebook and was intrigued. Through them, I noticed Technigo and their web development bootcamp. The timing was right, and I felt like I needed a new challenge in my life, so I sent in my application and hoped for the best."

Why did you choose bootcamp format, and why Technigo?

"I chose the Technigo bootcamp as I felt I needed a new direction in life. I have always been interested in tech, and I was intrigued by the format and timeline. Was it really possible to learn so much in so little time and still be applicable for a job in the industry? I learned tons and had a blast, and I got to know new friends and some I am still in contact with daily. All this is what I hoped for when applying to the bootcamp, and it all turned out to be true."

How was your learning experience? What do you wish you knew before you decided to change careers?

"The first sprint was definitely the hardest. I doubted myself many times but decided to take it day by day, and even though it felt as if I wasn't learning anything, I decided to keep going. As soon as we hit the React sprint, things started falling into place. It's easy to doubt oneself, and at times it's extremely uncomfortable, but I believe life should be a bit uncomfortable, otherwise you aren't growing as a person. I wish I knew how fun and easy it is to change careers as opposed to what I thought when getting into the bootcamp. Don't let fear of failing stop you!"

How did you land your first developer position? What do you think the hiring manager liked about you and your profile?

"I had been to many interviews before I landed my first development job, and I can say that every interview is a learning experience. I remember being terrified before my first interview but everyone was so nice and supportive even though I often didn't have the correct answer to, for example, a tech interview question. Every interview led me closer to my first job as the process and questions are often the same, so take note of what they're looking at and asking. Relax, be natural, and have fun! Oh, and also, ask A LOT of questions!

The interviewers liked my background a lot; I come from sales, the banking industry, have started my own company, and so on. What EVERYONE told me was that there are many great developers out there, but far from all of them have social skills, which is very sought after in the industry. They are looking for this golden combo, as one interviewer said.

I am starting my new job on Monday, and it feels great. I have of course, stumbled on some imposter syndrome feelings during these days before starting, but I was very open to my future employers about my skillset and level, so I think it will work out just fine!"

What would be your advice for someone who wants to change careers?

"My best advice is networking, networking, networking. Do the events and talk to people. Be pushy and contact them on LinkedIn, if only to ask questions about the company they work at. I once got an interview where I was first turned down, but I wrote them and said I wanted to come anyway to introduce myself and have a cup of coffee. We had a great talk; I got A LOT of amazing tips that have helped me in other interviews. So, work on your social skills and push yourself; in the end, you have nothing to lose!"

We're a female-founded, remote-first community helping people get a career they love. 90% of those attending our boot camps are women.