Part of what makes graduating from university so rewarding can also be its downfall.

Years of work go into getting the degree you deserve, and it serves as the culmination of effort and talent throughout your academic career.

However, many graduates then find themselves adrift as they hunt for jobs, and no matter how good a degree, some will find this tough going.

For a multitude of reasons, a reasonable degree won’t necessarily guarantee a good job, and this can leave graduates frustrated as they look to start a new chapter in their lives.

Despite this, there is still plenty that can be done to secure a job, and it’s always worth remembering that there are many others worrying through the same issue.

What Is The Employment Rate For Computer Science Graduates?

The employment rate for Computer Science graduates within six months of graduating currently sits at about 80%, which means that as many as one in five graduates may still be sending out CVs the year after they left university.

This stat may make it sound like a cutthroat industry, but the reality is that only vocational degrees such as medicine veterinary science offer close to 100% employment within the same time frame.

Law and mathematical science graduates are both faced with lower employment rates, and engineering students are only slightly better off with around 85% finding a job within six months of graduating.

All in all, being unemployed at this juncture needn’t be an indictment of your skills, and nor should it reflect the opinion that you’ve chosen the wrong path.

It should be noted that the prospects for computer science graduates are improving with employment rates as low as 14% in recent years. This shows how the number of jobs in the sector has increased, but for those finding themselves unemployed, a first paying job may still seem some distance away.

How Can Graduates Get A Job?

In years gone by, having a degree was considered more than enough to set prospective employees apart. However, those days have long since passed, and the number of people attending higher education courses continues to rise: from 41.7% in 2007 to 49.8% in 2016.

Taking this into consideration, getting additional qualifications and experience could be an excellent way to stand out from the crowd. With so many graduates fighting for jobs, being able to tell prospective employers that you’ve taken the initiative will no doubt set you apart.

Furthermore, with courses such as the Code Nation Master Course, you’ll also be able to point to the skills related to a modern work environment as well as the fundamentals of coding you’ll have already acquired.

Part of the reason many graduates struggle to get jobs can be related to their lack of working experience and professional skills, such as an understanding of the agile environment many businesses now use.

Learning these things helps reduce doubt in a potential employer’s mind about your ability to hit the ground running, and so puts you out ahead of the competition.

In summary

Just because your university career is over, doesn’t mean your learning is.

Expanding your education is always a good thing, and getting the skills that courses like our Master Course grant you will help you keep improving and moving towards that dream job.

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