Worried that going to university is wasting your time when you could already be working in IT? Be patient — there’s more demand for computer science graduates than any other area.
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The latest survey by Graduate Careers Australia suggests that 41 per cent of employers are having trouble finding graduates, and computer science is the biggest problem area. Amongst those employers seeking to hire computer science graduates, 53.5 per cent had trouble doing so.
Competition for graduate positions remains tight: a typical position attracts 200 applicants, with 100 moving on to interview phases and nine being hired per vacancy. But your odds are going to be better with tech than in many other areas.
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