Hiring Hot Spots for New Grads, Other IT Pros

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-05-16

Even with business-IT education mash-ups creating quick paths to employment and soaring numbers of two-year graduates, companies still report technology-skill shortages, a report from online IT jobs portal Dice suggests. Even so, the study found that the solid job market for tech professionals in the past few years has driven up the supply of new grads just entering the field, with more than 40,000 joining the job market in a given year. That, combined with growing enrollments in computer science departments, implies even bigger numbers of newly minted professionals will be available for the companies that seek to employ them in the years to come, the report said. "The numbers tell a story of increasing competition for entry-level positions," Dice's senior vice president Tom Silver wrote in the report. "And, the fact is, experience is often valued over education in technology departments. My advice? Get some experience, while you are in school, before you are in school, anyplace you can—that way, competition or not—technology professionals can 'bring it' if and when this up cycle loses some velocity." Based on the Dice report, here's a look at some hiring trends for new grads and other IT pros.


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