This is a concern I’ve had for a while, and just today a developer friend has brought it up. He asked me if I had a driver’s license, and when I said no, he said that many companies require a driver’s license, and without it you simply don’t get the job, no matter how good you are.
My issue with the driver’s license isn’t really simple. I want to get it, I really do, but after 5 failed attempts at the test, I’ve kinda lost hope of ever passing. I’m still gonna try of course, but I don’t have much hope. At some point I’m going to give up (I almost did but my instructor convinced not to), but I would totally hate to have it negatively impact my chances at getting a developer job. I’ve already accepted that I might be stuck with public transport forever, but will companies do? Will this fact decrease my chances? Also, anyone else in a similar situation with similar concerns?
I don’t know why I’m asking this here. I guess it’s because some people here have experience and often have good advice, plus the fact that I can’t think of another place to ask something related to getting a coding job.
PS: You’re probably thinking now that the roads are safer without people like me on them, but it’s okay because I’ve come across this a million times online in replies to posts by people in the same situation. That said, I’m actually a pretty good driver, I’m just super unlucky when it comes to the test and I’m also super, super nervous (this doesn’t happen with other types of tests, like exams for example, only in the driving test).