How should I list education on a resume if I've only done coding bootcamps.

New jfny1
Jul 16 11 Comments

I am rewriting my resume. I am not sure what to put for education. I only went to high school. No college. I am a self-taught developer. I've done some bootcamps, as well as countless hours browsing youtube and forums. I am not sure how to list this on my resume. I don't think they care about all of the youtube videos and forums I've browsed. The bootcamps I've done are not the most shiny either (Udacity, freeCodeCamp, a few other ones) and I don't really think they will care about this. So what should I put? So I just leave eduction off my resume. Maybe leave a little note stating that I am self-taught and hope that my work experience does the talking for me?

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  • Microsoft manoi
    Education

    Bachelors in Code Monkey
    Jul 16 2
    • New jfny1
      OP
      Serious please.
      Jul 17
    • Uber / Eng
      @w@

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Capital One
      @w@more
      It's Blind, what did you expect?
      Jul 17
  • Amazon / Eng
    popozao

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    BIO
    I’m from Fresno
    popozaomore
    After 3 years of experience, hiring cares less about a degree. Just start listing work experience and projects from the beginning. Towards the end you can put your education and boot camps (to show you continue learning on your own volition and resources), if people care. You do want your work experience to be the highlight of your resume.

    If your work experience is legit, it would get you a phone call, and if your skills are legit, you’ll get onsite.

    We have hired no-college-degree folks as SDEs in teams I’ve worked in Amazon and Microsoft. There’s hope for you.

    Good on you being a self learner. Keep learning and trying. Attitude and passion beats a pedigree in many situations.
    Jul 16 2
    • New jfny1
      OP
      Yeah, I'm not terribly worried about finding a job. I do have good work experience and good skills. I'm just curious what to list for education on the resume. So your recommendation is to list the bootcamps I've done? You don't think I should just leave it off? I'm skeptical about spamming my resume with stuff I don't think they will care about. But also think it will seem pretty sketchy if I just don't list education anywhere on my resume.
      Jul 17
    • Amazon / Eng
      popozao

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      I’m from Fresno
      popozaomore
      I would vote yes for the boot camps. I don’t care where you went to school.

      I’m only speaking as a dev looking at candidate resumes. I can’t speak as a hiring manager nor recruiter.
      Jul 17
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Just write B.S under education and hope they assume it means Bachelor of Science and not bullshit.
    Jul 17 3
    • Damn....damn.
      Jul 17
    • Airbnb / Eng selgogoho
      Some classmates from my coding bootcamp are now engineers at Facebook. Are you sure it’s bullshit?
      Jul 17
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      Yep, I also know coworkers who went to the University of Phoenix. Bootcamps fall in the same category.
      Jul 17
  • New / Mgmt
    Microsoft.

    New Mgmt

    PRE
    IBM
    Microsoft.more
    Have some respect for the majority who spent many years behind the books.
    Stop fooling around and write that academy down and the industry will know what type you are.
    Jul 17 0

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