Career setbacks happen to us all. Maybe you’ve been stuck in the same position and can’t seem to get a promotion? Or maybe your resume could use some TLC. No matter the reason, dwelling isn’t going to help. You have your future to think about after all.
Luckily, we’re thinking about your future too! At GenSpark, we understand the importance of career progression. So much so, we’ve created a program dedicated to helping junior to mid-level developers soar to the next level in their career.
GenSpark Accelerate is for those individuals who already have 1-3 years’ worth of professional programming experience and want to go further in their career. GenSpark provides 4–8-week paid training on 20+ skillsets including Java Full Stack, Amazon Web Services, Site Reliability, and more.
But we don’t stop there. When it comes to the job search, sometimes your skills aren’t the problem. Luckily, in addition to technical training, GenSpark also provides resume assistance, soft skill training, and interview prep. Because no matter the reason, we want to ensure your career in IT is successful.
So, if you’re someone who thinks it’s time for a change in career pace, continue reading below on how GenSpark is the right fit to speed up your career progression.
Signs of a Flatlining Career
Sometimes it’s hard to know when your career is flatlining. One day you wake up feeling stuck and it feels impossible to do anything about it. But growth is always possible, and if you can identify the signs of a failing career then you can also pull your career back together. But what are the signs? Well, it could be anything really. Everyone’s situation is unique.
For starters, if you hate your job then 9 times out of 10, that’s your telltale sign it’s time to leave. But let’s be realistic, before you started hating your job a few other factors probably happened. Those factors could’ve been any one of the following:
- You no longer feel challenged in your position
- You’ve never been given a promotion, or it’s been a while since your last one
- You’re a victim of a toxic work environment
- Your performance has plateaued
- Your salary doesn’t align with industry standards
If one or more of these reasons is currently happening to you, then it’s time to dust off that old resume and start making some serious career decisions. Because the longer you wait, the harder it is to transition into a new position.
Where Should You Start?
If you’ve established that it’s time for a career change, no matter the reason, then it’s time to take some next steps. First, start by reviewing and updating your resume. Think about and add any quantitative achievements you’ve accomplished in your current and past roles. Prepping your resume will allow you to be prepared for different roles as they become available.
Afterwards, take a reflective look at your online presence. Hiring managers often look up candidates by finding their social media pages. Therefore, if your LinkedIn profile hasn’t been updated since 2015, then maybe it’s time to add a new photo and update your work history. But don’t stop there, do a sweep of your personal accounts and make sure it reflects a respectable career professional. We’re not saying don’t be you, but also maybe archive the spring break photos for now.
Next set some goals. What type of job titles are you interested in? What type of work do you see yourself doing? What’s going to make you feel fulfilled? These types of questions will help you create a clear career plan for once you start applying & interviewing.
Lastly, start applying. Sometimes the best way to get started is to just jump in. You never know your potential and what’s waiting for you until you try. So just jump in, and trust that your qualifications will speak for themselves.
Spark Things Up
Feeling like your career is flatlining is never a good feeling. But as we mentioned, GenSpark Accelerate is a program designed to help people like you on their path to career progression. For those individuals in the IT industry, GenSpark is a program dedicated to providing paid technical and soft skill training in over 20+ skillsets.
We know how taxing the job search is, so we specialize in doing the hard work for you! In addition to our training, we also offer job placement support. We have a wide network of clients, and we know exactly what type of developers they’re looking for. Therefore, we customize our curriculums to meet both the needs of you and the client.
We’re literally with you every step of the way, so at no point do we throw you to the wolves. While we’re busy connecting you with our network clients, we also offer resume assistance and interview prep.
It sounds too good to be true, but we swear it isn’t. So how do you qualify?
To make sure you’re a qualified candidate for the GenSpark Accelerate program, you must have at least 1-3 years of professional work experience. But what does that look like exactly? Junior Developers have a basic knowledge of databases, database structures, and operating systems.
This program is designed to provide you with up-skill training so that you can either move forward in your career faster, and without the hassle of needing to do everything yourself.
The Accelerate Program may be right for you if you already have coding experience, been working for a few years in programming, and you want to change careers or move up! Our tailored program is fast-paced and designed to help you move to the next level. If this sounds like you, apply today, and let GenSpark be the bridge you need to the next level of your career!