Don’t Let A Degree Come Between You And Your Ambitions with Nicole Archambault
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Nicole Archambault is a web developer and educational technology entrepreneur. She creates online courses and coaches people who are teaching themselves how to code. Nicole taught herself to program in 2015 using Treehouse, making a career change to an industry that she loves.
In this episode Nicole talks about the importance of striking out on your own in brave ways and creating communities in IT. She also discusses why it’s so important not to let your lack of educational qualifications stand in the way of your aspirations in IT.
2 Top Career Tips
Worst Career Moment
Nicole’s route into the industry was an unconventional one. This was never more manifested than at a career’s convention, where she assumed her self-built resumè, slanted more around experience than education, caused her to feel like an impostor.
The creation and launch of Nicole’s first online course, ‘Thirty Days To Web Development’, which taught her many lessons, most notably to count your achievements as positive when they happen. Look for the wins.
Educational technology is an incredible industry to be a part of, mainly because the rise of technology has allowed for a more instant feedback loop from users, which in turn has fueled rapid growth and development within the sector, in all kinds of creative ways.
What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?
What do you do to keep your own career energized?
What do you do in your spare time away from technology?