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How hard is it to switch job industry from finance to software?

I'm a recent graduate in computer science and mathematics. I took a job in the finance industry, specifically for a Hedge Fund - it is essentially a programmer job. I would love to subsequently move west to California and work for a software company (whether it be Google, Facebook etc..) and was wondering on advice on whether this is difficult given the job I took. I've heard it's hard to get out of this industry - is that true? Can anyone speak of experience or refer me to anything? I would very much appreciate this, Thank you

Asked By: Katia T - 10/21/2010
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Sounds good. As far as your qualification is concerned you should go towards a software related job. Don't look for a big company but rather you try a small one initially and then jump to a big organization. But my friend faced a problem regarding this relocation. Make sure that you do a good shifting towards your... More
Answered By: Sam - 10/21/2010
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No experience, per se'. At least not from accepting a job upon graduating and then desiring to go elsewhere. But dig this, it's all in your hands. Don't let anyone say something crazy like that and make it stop you from doing what your heart desires. I began to learn computer programming when I was 28. I've done... More
Answered By: AuntieAgo C# Junkie - 10/21/2010
 
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