I'm writing in "The Workplace" and hope this is the right forum for this type of question.
I know that an associate's degree is not enough for a resume to be looked at, but there's no way I will have the time to do a second bachelor's degree. I've looked into a part-time master's program, and it seems like a great plan (plus I will have already fulfilled the pre-requisites), but ideally, I would love to be working in the industry before applying to that type of program.
I'm so afraid that my efforts will go to waste and that my resume will go in the trash. When applying for entry-level developer jobs, should I make it a point to indicate my career transition, or should I avoid putting non-IT jobs on my resume altogether? Of course, I can't submit an empty resume, but I'm just afraid that all the arts/media stuff will scare hiring managers away.
I don't know how to apply as a "new grad," when technically, I'm not.
Thanks so much, everyone.