Career Switcher programs, work history, and acceptance (EducateVA)

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  1. PuppyLuv

    PuppyLuv New Member

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    Hello all. I'm hoping to start a career switcher program in Virginia soon (EducateVA) and had a few questions.


    When they ask for your work history(3+ years), do they actually care about what that history is or just that you have it? I am switching from a computer science career. Due to the nature of our field, job hopping is not uncommon. I do not have any stints longer than 2 years in the 10 years since I've graduated. Will this reflect poorly on me?


    Are these programs selective? If you meet all the requirements are you automatically accepted or is it possible to not get in? I am facing some really severe career burnout and I'm putting a lot of faith into being accepted in May to the program.


    Thanks all.
     
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  3. posyleu

    posyleu New Member

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    Many people switch careers now, and I think it should not be a problem for the employer. Their main concern is the general picture and your skills. It is how I recruit people, at least.
    And for many jobs, certification is not a requirement. The company mainly cares only about your basic skills and not what your diploma says. That’s why any programs and courses are relevant nowadays because they can teach you something no university can teach. I can assure you that most employers nowadays care about practical skills and not theoretical knowledge that’s mainly not applicable.
     
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