Whilst we have primary concern about career prospects for IT persons, especially graduates, it is necessary to survey the BigPicture
on Tech Careers for graduates, because NoCareerIsSafeFromChange
, and BrainsAsaCheapCommodity
Graduate opportunities serve as a good barometer for experienced staff.
My informal polling of young univ students and recent graduates suggest to me in most of Asian Pacific region countries (the Asian tigers) it is very difficult for graduates to find jobs in their field.
Any one have links to support or refute the above assertion? How about US and Europe?
Useful resources for Graduates
Business skills in demand http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/career/print.php/3443481
Your first job does not define your career.. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/local/sfl-ybcareers07jun07,0,3011522.column?coll=sfla-business-front
General Info on current career outlook for graduates
*US May 2004 http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~33~2181603,00.html
General Info on current career outlook for experienced IT staff
* Nov2004 Career watch info (graduates mentioned as well) http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/2004/0,4814,97626,00.html
Comparison of graduate opportunities in different Geographic regions
I would like some links on credible research done in this area. My exposure to Asia, Australia and North America suggests that current opportunities are limited.
Views that are upbeat
Views that are not positive
*UtilityComputing reduce demand for IT professionals http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/11/26/48FEhosted_3.html
Retraining has its limits http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/8867517.htm?1c
White collar workers unionising http://www.pressherald.com/business/stories/040608offshoring.shtml
Advice for future CIOs http://www.cio.com/archive/080104/hs_agenda.html
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