Do nanodegrees and udemy/udacity type certificates ACTUALLY help change career from non SWE to SWE in FANG?

Intel gadfly
Jun 30, 2018 11 Comments

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  • Starbucks / Eng GotEm🤙🏽
    Not sure what you been by “help”. Anything that teaches you something new helps. If you mean someone will see it on your resume and say “OMG, we better hire this guy/gal” probably not.
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Google hhhhhhhh
    If you luck out and get a question that you wouldn't know the answer to were it not for the course, then I guess it helped.

    I was thinking maybe if a recruiter is on the fence about reaching out, that might make a difference, but I'm pretty sure recruiters never read any LinkedIn profile and are 100% automated in all cases.

    At the interview, it makes zero difference.
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Amazon CH4
    These people that do these nano degrees are so proud when they get the certificate. Little do they know it's pretty much worthless.
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Marvell Edit
    Don’t forget about system design. Leetcode doesn’t help that.
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Yelp overmind
    Do them so you get good enough to leetcode. Only leetcode matters.
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Google ACowswami
    All you need is to nail the interviews. As long as you can do that no one cares about the degrees.
    Jun 30, 2018 1
    • Intel swswitch
      You can only nail the interviews if you get to the interviews. How are you gonna get the interview wothout any mooc's or something like that?
      Nov 30, 2018
  • Airbnb LyUz58
    It depends on what you actually learned from the degrees and your previous experience/background.
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Uber pmo
    I know someone who did just that
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Intel gadfly
    OP
    Understood from the poll above that it has very low to 0 impact in the final hiring decision. But how to get a call? For ex, if I'm a Mech or EE working on engg but not SWE, and have 10 yoe, how do I make recruiters call me for a screen in the first place? What are some tips to get that onsite if I have no "relevant" SWE experience? Again the goal is a 500K TC at FANG :-)
    Jun 30, 2018 1
    • Uber pmo
      LOLOL from Intel 150 TC to FANG 500 TC... I guess it's good to have a dream
      Jul 1, 2018