After serving in Iraq, I went to school for a computer science degree. I will be 29 when I graduate. Will my age hurt my chances in the job market, and if so, how can I offset that? First, thank you for your service! I am confident that the leadership, integrity and commitment to excellence instilled through participation in military service will be important career differentiators for you. Those qualities, coupled with your computer science degree, should serve you well in your job search. In fact, you will find that most companies (including mine) have targeted efforts to recruit veterans, and they do this precisely because of those differentiating skills learned through military service.
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