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Will my employment history as a truck driver matter when I start looking for a job as a software developer?

*I am taking classes online. Here is my history: 12/03-2/05 US Army Deployed in Iraq Heavy Equipment Operator 4/05-4/06 OWBF (a furniture place) Local Box Truck Driver 8/06-12/06 Werner Enterprises OTR Truck Driver 12/06-Present JB Hunt OTR Truck Driver I would really like to start working for a local company so that I can be home more often but I am concerned that when I finish my Bachelors degree next summer that no one will want to hire me because I have switched jobs too many times. What do you think about this? Will moving to one final truck driving job make a difference in whether or not I can get hired as a software developer?

Asked By: xmilestogo - 9/1/2007
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You'll have to start off at entry-level and work your way up. Since you have no previous experience it seems, you need to find an entry-level position in the field you're looking for. Good luck!
Answered By: jaxicle - 9/1/2007
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no why should it matter as long as you can do it.
Answered By: woof - 9/1/2007
 
!. There's nothing wrong with changing jobs, especially in an industry like trucking... More
Answered By: Hairy Caray - 9/1/2007
 
i think moving to another truck job would make a difference... although truck jobs have nothing to do with software... somethings the HR department looks at how long u stay at each job and if ur stable enough to stay long term with their company... thats only if they have a lot of potential employees... if the company... More
Answered By: vuezta - 9/1/2007
 
Most companies want to see work related experience as well as a degree. However, if your that close to graduating you might want to consider starting up your own company right now... More
Answered By: Kevin - 9/1/2007
 
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