Worked in a factory
Angela, 34 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
I started my studies in February 2021.... I graduated in March 2022... Got my first job, after my training, in May....

It started with a moms group on Facebook (that's where inexperienced moms like me ask other moms about things I'm not going to write about now :) ). As you may have realized, I was on maternity leave, and while opening Facebook for the umpteenth time, just out of boredom, I came across a post from one of the group members about a Java programming school. Before my arrival in Korea, I had thought about learning programming, but then, after searching for information about different programs and schools, I decided not to start.

First of all, I had little free time, and secondly, I didn't like the reviews found on the Internet: having studied, there is no guarantee of employment, and then why pay for knowledge that will not be useful later? In - third, the cost of such courses was not insignificant, quite tangible hitting the wallet. In addition, many advised not to work, but only to study ...

Perhaps I am not all now understand and "moms" will throw slippers, but during maternity leave I began to degenerate mentally ....

Memory became worse and in general intelligence too. Not better was not better and financial situation, because in Korea, you know, if you do not work, you have to save on everything and therefore many leave back, where they came from, for two or three years because of childbirth.

So, I saw this recruitment ad and thought about the fact that soon I have to go to work, back to the factory..... And I've been in Korea for about five years now and my health is not eternal working in factories. I will not speak badly about the working life in Korea, after all we were given such an opportunity to come and earn (you can earn decent money), but all this affects your health very quickly.

All these thoughts flashed through my head and I started searching for information about Java Mentor School (now Kata Academy) on the internet as there was information about JM on the Habsida website. I thought, "Aha, now I will find bad reviews as always and it will all become clear what kind of school they are!".

To be honest, I didn't find any bad reviews - on the contrary, everything was very open and you could write live to employed graduates of the school. I googled and went to ask my husband's opinion. My husband was supportive, he said give it a try.

I wrote to Habsida and they replied with a letter with information about the test assignment and links with information for those who, like me, didn't understand anything about programming. The assignment was to write a program for a console calculator. The word "console" didn't say anything to me, so I just made a graphical "shell" of the calculator using a ready-made template from the textbook (which I downloaded online at the link provided) and submitted it. Of course, I didn't have such a "solution" accepted and was sent to solve again.

Knowledge was clearly lacking and I decided to take a Java beginner course with a mentor from JM for 300k Korean Won. My advice to beginners, if you have limited finances, just take a similar course on Stepic, but it's without a mentor, but it's free :).

During the day I was busy with the baby and household chores, and after the baby fell asleep for a night nap, I sat down at my old laptop and slowly made my calculator. By the way, when I asked whether it will go to study a weak laptop, I was told that you can code and in a notebook, so do not worry, but it is better to be concerned about the acquisition of a device to help. Tip number 2 - you should definitely worry! Because you will code in a special development environment, which my old laptop with 4 GB RAM "pulled" slowly. And during the pre-project and project after installation of all databases (MySql, PosgreSQL, LiquiBase) it started to hang for 30 minutes and sometimes I woke up at the laptop with a stiff neck.

In general, it was a torment to wait for SpringBoot to start or BootStrap page to load. Buying a new laptop wasn't an option at the time and I just kept learning on the old one. I wrote the calculator for a month at night, during the day I slept during my daughter's afternoon nap. It wasn't possible to study every day - one year old babies sometimes cry at night, like when they are teething :).

If anyone asks me why I chose Habsida, I would say because of the post-payment and job security - in case of no employment, there would be no need to pay anything. While studying, my brain started working actively and there was an outlet from the mom routine.

Of course, not all studying was easy, like Java Core, and it wasn't all pros. I needed less sleep, there wasn't always quality feedback from my mentor, there were disagreements with the flow of classmates.... and my studies took longer: instead of 6 months, I studied for a whole year or more, with interruptions for family reasons. Honestly, sometimes it was very hard both mentally and physically, but I remembered the signed contract and studied further as much as I could. I reminded myself why I got into this in the first place: for the opportunity to change my job and not to do hard physical labor 3D (Dirty, Dangerous, Difficult ). Thank you
Programmer in Uzbekistan
Igor, 23 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
My name is Igor, I am 23 years old. In November 2020, I started my training at Habsida. Although I had little experience in programming, I had to put a lot of effort to successfully complete my studies. Thanks to my training at Habsida, I am now working as a middle java developer in an IT company in Korea.

I wanted to move to Korea and work in my specialty, but I didn't know the language and wasn't qualified enough. Habsida training was the right solution for me. You don't need to know Korean to get a job. English is enough.

The training is done remotely in a free schedule, which allows you to combine your studies with work.
Payment for training occurs only after employment.
Employment is guaranteed.

Of course, at first there were doubts, as the format of training is not standard and it is required to sign a contract with a company about which you do not know anything (we were the first stream). But thanks to my motivation and desire to move to Korea, I decided to take the risk. And my doubts were eased when I was told that the contract could be amended as I wished.

After the training, while still in Tashkent, I successfully passed the interview in the IT company, which was picked up in Habsida, and moved to Korea.

For those who decide to start training from scratch, you should know that it is a serious step and it is a challenge to pass the program from Habsida. But if you really want to change your specialty and become a programmer in Korea, then all the efforts will definitely be worth it.
Engineering Technician in Canada
Andrew, 46 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
My name is Andrey, and I work as a developer at Daein. In Korea, I worked as an English-Russian translator. Then I moved to Canada, where I worked as a cash register technician for a long time.

I had been thinking about programming for a long time, and dreamed of trying to learn it, but I was not sure if I could do it. At some point I found out about Habsida school. Their conditions were very interesting, and I decided that this was my chance to turn my life around, pump up my skills and learn a cool profession in the shortest possible time. The school's program is very well-rounded and gives you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills while combining it with your current job. Very importantly, the school has very strong support from the mentors and students in the school. Most importantly, Habsida is with us from start to finish. And maybe most importantly, the school helps you find a job.

I and almost all of my classmates found jobs within a month, some even before finishing the course.
Housewife
Sophia, 24 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
I think the training is good, especially the interview preparation. But only at one interview I was asked a few questions about the theory that I had been studying in preparation for the interviews. As I understood, it is important to have above average knowledge of Korean because many people can only communicate in it. And have a place of residence in Seoul or close to Seoul, or the ability to move. Then the probability of finding a job is very high, as small companies are not as demanding. I found a job quickly, but because of the distance from Seoul I had no choice, and my company doesn't suit me, I will be
Part-time work
Alyona, 26 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
I took a training course at Habsida. The form of training was a bit different compared to the courses I had taken before, but I think it was even better.

Because most of the time we tried to find answers to the assignments that were given to us, so we learned more information. But we could also ask for help from the group or mentors.

As we were learning there were of course difficulties, because with each stage the amount of information increased, but it also became more interesting.

When we started preparing for interviews, some of us were already invited to interviews in startups. They also held mock interviews, told me what questions to prepare for, what to say and what not to say, and helped me prepare my resume. And all this was a big plus for me, because before I always stopped at such points and did not know where to start, and they gave me a direction.
Factory worker
Sergey, 36 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Hello everyone! My name is Sergei. I come from sunny Uzbekistan. I have been living in Korea for about five years. All the time in Korea I worked at different factories, but always had a great desire to work not with my hands, but with my head. Since I am a system administrator by profession and my Korean is at a very low level, there was no possibility to get a "white" job. When I heard about the Habsida course, I realized that this was my chance. I was very impressed by the payment after employment. That is, you didn't have to pay a penny until you got a job. So I decided to give it a try. Fulfilled the test assignment and entered the study.

To say that it was difficult to study - nothing to say. I had to work at the factory during the day and study in the evenings and all weekends. But I took persistence.

The training is very competently organized: constant control of knowledge, gamification in training, a community that will always support, a live project - on which I gained experience of working in a team. In my opinion, the most important skill I got is the ability to solve any problem on my own (for example, on the pre-project I had to learn javaScript and jQuery on my own).

The training took me about 7 months. After the training I had to prepare for interviews and write my resume. Maybe I was lucky: I was hired after a few interviews. Today I have been working as a programmer for a month. I work in Seoul. I am developing a website with back-end, android smartphone app and iOS app.

Huge thanks to Vladi for believing in me with my zero Korean, not the best English and almost no programming experience! Now, thanks to HABSIDA courses, I have the most demanded profession in Korea.
Manager
Irina, 26 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Hi everyone, I graduated from Habsida's Java course in May and now I'm working as a junior developer for an authentication application development company in Seoul. I never really thought that I would work in this field, as I originally studied in MOE and then business management, which had nothing to do with programming. After graduation, I got a job in an IT company as a sales manager, but after working there for about 2 years I realized that administrative work is not suitable for me, but I became interested in the IT industry.

I was interested in trying to learn something new, but I had little faith that it would be possible to fundamentally change my career path. Fortunately, many colleagues and friends supported me, and there were those who started their career as programmers from scratch just by taking some courses. As clichรฉ as it may sound, the main lesson is that everything is possible if you have strong motivation and persistence. Just when I didn't know where I should start, I accidentally came across an ad from Habsida, decided to give it a try and I have no regrets at all. In a relatively short period of time, I learned a lot of basic skills necessary for a beginning developer, including a little experience working in a team on a common project. By the middle of the course I was already determined to change my activity, quit my job and focused only on learning.

Not having a job freed up more time for programming, and it also encouraged me to start looking for a new one as soon as possible. I ended up starting going on interviews before I even finished the interview preparation phase, but I was able to find a job fairly quickly. So if you have doubts like "it's too late" or "it's too hard", try to solve the ToR first and think for yourself if you are interested in writing code at all, if you can devote time to it, if so - Habsida can be a great help in achieving your goal.

I believe that at the moment in Korea this is a demanded specialty, which opens a lot of opportunities for further growth.