I spent last night in Mexico City speaking to and recruiting Dreamers that have been in a coding bootcamp at <hola-code/>, powered by Hack Reactor, for the past four months. Many without previous technology experience at all. In that time, they more competent than many that have been in the industry anywhere in the world. I was asked what two qualities were the most important for junior consultants. Without a doubt I settled on curioustity and flexibility.
Curiosity – You must always be wondering what’s next, how it works, how it can be better. Like the early humans that wondered what was over the mountains or across the water.
Flexibility – You must be able to adapt to changing circumstances like team skills and experience, technical requirements, functional requirements, costs, timelines, and most importantly different roles and responsibilities.