I have been at my current company as a software engineer for the past three years.
However, after graduating from college and before starting my current job, I had three different jobs within a year.
- My first job was as an IT technician, but I left to pursue a programming job.
- My second job as an entry-level programmer ended unexpectedly (according to the owner, it was decided to bring in programmers with prior experience -- they did give me a positive recommendation).
- My third job was as a temp programmer, and I left to accept an offer for my current full-time position.
I have these three different jobs currently listed on my LinkedIn profile, but have been considering removing them. I have no reason to keep these jobs listed, but conversely, I have no reason to remove these listed jobs other than decreased relevance (I worked these positions for a short period of time, and I do not envision myself looking into being an IT technician anytime soon). Ideally, I'd have my current job and my education listed.
Would it be acceptable to not list these jobs and only list my current job? Why or why not?