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Wild blackberries

August in the South of France

Summer is a lazy time around here; I love it. It’s hot, but not oppressive – you feel like you can still manage to do things… if you really want to.

The rosemary bushes along the side of the roads are drying out and leaving the air tinged with their scent wafting along. It’s a fertile time along the Mediterranean, even in the city. Continue reading August in the South of France

Christmas 2015 Report

Joyeux Noël! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, regardless of your beliefs of Christmas itself. For me, it’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends or family and to eat yourself stupid.

Most of our family and friends are thousands of miles away, but this year, they came to us for celebration and feasting. We had 6 guests in the end: from Leipzig, Germany; Barcelona, Spain and from London, England.

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Fresh Estrella, Barcelona

A guide to attending Ironhack: Part 3, afterwards

I had such an amazing time at the Ironhack Web Development Bootcamp in Barcelona in 2014; it was an invaluable experience for me and for my career. I’ve had loads of enquiries from prospective students regarding my thoughts on the application process, the interviews and of course the course itself.

This is the last in a series of posts about attending Ironhack and covers the topic of returning to the ‘real world’ after the intensity of the course. You can read all posts tagged Ironhack here.

How did Ironhack help with finding a job after you graduated?

During the course I made contact with several companies in the city I live in to see what positions were available. I interviewed with around 4 companies via Skype during the course and afterwards, I went to one follow-up interview in person. Within a week of returning home, I received one job offer (which I accepted!) and several other companies reached out to see if I was still looking. I had another offer from a company in a different city in Europe but it would have meant relocating, and was recommended at another company in Spain.

During the course, Ironhack regularly gave us access to their contacts (mostly Spanish-based) and sent us information about available positions that they knew about. In other cases (such as people like me who were looking for jobs in other countries) they went out of their way to make contacts and find job offers to pass on to us.

I’m interested in knowing how you were able to secure a job here in Europe as an Australian citizen. Did you have any issues with this?

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