Go where the jobs are - How to switch careers in a pandemic
- Even as unemployment spikes amid the coronavirus crisis, demand for tech workers is on the rise.
- Here’s how to go where the jobs are.
Before the coronavirus crisis, Joseph Wardenaar was a successful chef in Portland, Oregon. At 36, he had worked his way up from line cook to executive chef at Irving Street Kitchen.
Then, nearly overnight, his career was over.
Having recently purchased a home and with a baby on the way, Wardenaar scrambled. Following a friend’s advice, he found a software coding bootcamp and learned the popular computer programming language Python.