Language Matters: How do you talk about your degree or experience to employers?

Really helpful post from my colleague Steve Norman to help you present computing experience you have gained

The Careers Service Blog

Steve Norman, Careers Consultant, provides an insight from a recent report by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport which highlights the challenges of articulating your degree experience to employers.

The main thrust of the report is that sometimes degree titles don’t reflect the knowledge and skills you have developed through your study so don’t assume that employers will know. In particular, the report suggests that some students studying Computer Science don’t realise that their degree could also be preparing them for other IT roles and not just solely programming roles.

Findings also indicate that students applying for IT-related roles are concentrating only on the specific content on their degree course and not on some of the other skills they have developed throughout their studies such as team working, project management and problem solving. These are some of the key skills employers are looking for on top of subject…

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