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How hard is it to get a job in a computer science field once done with college?

Updated Aurora, Colorado

7 answers

Ju-Hyoung’s Answer

Updated Redmond, Washington

I read another person's answer, and completely disagree with. I write my own answer here. But you don't have to be discourage yourself with my opinion.

First, Computer Science is still required in many areas even in medical or manufacturing, but the way we implement computer engineering (we'd rather call engineering now) are so different from job site and customer requirements like your workplace location, weather, culture and so on.

You will learn mostly basic standard protocols from school and you will find many of them are out of date. Some good schools offer C#, Python, ML (Machine Language) while others offer Pascal, Fortran and C. CS area is moving so fact and we will face new challenge every day. Choose the right school is important - check out each department curriculum page.

Second, CS would be your life if you insist this is your job. What it means is you will learn and try, and don't hesitate trying new stiff. This is one of key points from long-term survival Software Engineers in popular work place. Please ask question to yourself, "what is your personality?"

Third, being Software Engineer does not mean you stuck at this career entire life. You can switch to Engineering Project Manager or Eng People Manager. Or, other type of software engineering position. You check out those positions in popular company's job search page.

Hope this helps you. Cheer!

Wrote in Portland MAX train.

Ramya’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Its extremely easy ,just identify your area of interest and prepare yourself well before college so that the interviews will be easier.From a freshers point of view most software companies just stick to the basic technical questions and hence if your basics are clear you can get through the interview process and grab the job.

James’s Answer

Updated Littleton, Colorado

It shouldn't be that hard. Of course location will determine exactly how hard it is to get any job, but to some extent if you are looking for a specific type of coding job or a specific focus, it could be more difficult.

Over all, the Computer Science field should not be a problem at all to find a job in.

Abhishek’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Job in computer science field is a very generic term. It is not very difficult to get a job in this field once you have broken it down into different fields. e.g. you might want to be a developer or a support engineer or a tester etc. Based on your interest you choose the role you want to go for. Once done you can decide the technology you want to work for e.g. networking, database etc. once you have made these decisions just prepare yourself for the job with sufficient technical skills and soft skills (remember, to have a successful Career it is very important). That should be it. once you have skills look for the opportunities on job portals and hopefully you will have your dream job.

Sebastian’s Answer


My recommendation would be to start working in your goal since you are in the college, so you can start seeking internship opportunites. In my personal experience, I got my job by searching for since I was in college. So if you focus yourself to your goal before getting out from college it will be more easy to accomplish your goal.

Arisa’s Answer


Hi Robert;

Great question! But, first, the keywords in your question are "...once done with college."

With that in mind, I would encourage all active college students to endeavor to seek out organizations (such as AT&T, etc.) that offer internship in their IT (as well as other) departments. While it could be hard to get a job in most fields due to fierce competition, having interned with organizations will afford competitive advantage.


Anwesha’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Depends on what your interests are, really. Getting jobs is easy, provided you are sure about your career path. After completing computer science, apply for beginners/freshers jobs on the job forums and go in to walk-in interviews. Stay updated with the latest technologies, to get a better edge over others.