"TechHired" Story Submission
Are you living proof that starting a career in tech is possible? Did you successfully complete a coding bootcamp/training program and land a great tech job? Whether you went from barista to IT support specialist, factory worker to developer, navigated a new tech career at 40, or taught yourself to code, you have a story we want to share.

If you can do the job, you should get the job. Unfortunately, many find themselves locked out of great tech careers - even with the required skills. Employers often screen out talented candidates based on pedigree and history rather than skills and competency. If you cracked the code and got hired, we want to hear about it!

Submit your story below for consideration in TechHire’s national newsletter and website. We are especially interested in stories of talented individuals who overcame barriers experienced with typical hiring practices.

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What is your current job and who is your employer?
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What technical skills have you learned through your training? i.e. CSS, Ruby on Rails, Javascript
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What were you doing prior to pursuing a career in tech? Please provide some general background on your life and career prior to entering the tech field.
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What training programs/resources helped you get the skills you have today?
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What do you love most about your tech job?
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What/who helped you realize that a tech career was for you?
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What were some barriers for you in pursuing a tech career and what helped you overcome them?
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How has your life changed as a result of completing a tech training program and getting hired?
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What advice do you have for others considering a career in tech?
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Current and prior salary/wage? Optional and only share if you are comfortable.
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What do you see as some of the biggest challenges to getting hired in tech?
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In order for us to share your story, please sign the following release form: http://bit.ly/2nmUw2q
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Thank you for taking the time to submit your story.

We will contact you directly with more information before using your story in any of our materials. If you have any questions about the story nomination process, please contact Laura Faulkner at Laura@Opportunityatwork.org.
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