I've just graduated with a 2:2 in computer science, and am struggling to get a job. Watch

patrickbeswick
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This is my first time posting on the student room, so here goes:

I'm currently experiencing post uni-blues, because I'm really struggling to find a job. So far, recruiters all tell me there are a lot of people applying to the same jobs that I am applying to, and I seem to be outcompeted every time. A large majority of recruitment/consultant/networking/IT security jobs all want either a 2:1 minimum, and/or want you to have prior experience. In an ideal world I would love to start my own business with someone that is into E-bikes as much as myself (very niche I know aha),but I feel this will be later down the line. At this point in time I will take any job vaugly to to do with IT support, recruitment/consultancy, IT security, or simple desktop support.

Any help/guidence would be massively appreciated.

regards,
Sombody in the same boat as many others
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Many graduate programmes do accept 2.2, it's just a matter of finding which ones and applying to them. If you don't have work exp, try volunteering, retail etc for the mean time. Perhaps build on projects and work on your programming skills etc or learn new languages.
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This is somethiing that I have already been working on. I am currently using a raspberrry pi to pen-test virtual servers I have set up. I have also started to learn the trumpet so that I can flesh out my CV more. I'm all over working on myself to appear more engaged and interesting on my CV,I just doon't know where to look that isn't reed, indeed, milkround, total jobs or recruiters calling me. I just feel like I'm missing something
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Build up your value.
Software Dev is a popular job. Start working on some of your own projects. GitHub is a CS is a developers CV in reality.
Consider taking a step back and look at internships. It’s a way to get a foot in the door.
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There require a 2:2 and are technology grad programmes. Questions...

I have an interview for the software engineering role next week , however iwant to try out other roles. Do you think it's worth mentioning in an interview that i want to or should i stick to the description when answering interview questions?
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A career is a step by step thing. Spread your job applications wide. During early career phase, you will learn from any job you are in, and your experience will help you get the next job which may now be closer to what you want as you become clearer about the work out there.
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Here are some tips for success.
1. Are you looking on job sites like indeed.co.uk and searching for junior or graduate roles?
2. Make sure that when you send your CV in (it will go to an agent) it contains most of the skills / buzz words used in the advert
3. It might be worth making a portfolio on github of some projects you have done - put the link in your CV.
4. When the agent calls, remember that it is all about them. They will only call you if it is in their interests. They will call you if there is news so there is no point hassling them.
5. Be persistent. Something will come up. It might be worth spreading your net.

Good luck.

PS - I have a 2.2 and it has never come up.
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2:2 is far from the end of the world, so to speak.

The future is no longer about getting into a reputable company and climb the career ladder till you retire, not even for the next 10-20 years.

Different companies in different stages of growth offers very different experiences requiring different skills. Because of that, a career that includes skills and expertise from different companies are actually valued, more than loyalty. Your degree classification matters very little in comparison with the skills and experience you accumulate and bring to the table.

Move on, gather working experience, your confidence will rise with skills and experience, and the 2:2 will never mean anything any longer.
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(Original post by patrickbeswick)
This is my first time posting on the student room, so here goes:

I'm currently experiencing post uni-blues, because I'm really struggling to find a job. So far, recruiters all tell me there are a lot of people applying to the same jobs that I am applying to, and I seem to be outcompeted every time. A large majority of recruitment/consultant/networking/IT security jobs all want either a 2:1 minimum, and/or want you to have prior experience. In an ideal world I would love to start my own business with someone that is into E-bikes as much as myself (very niche I know aha),but I feel this will be later down the line. At this point in time I will take any job vaugly to to do with IT support, recruitment/consultancy, IT security, or simple desktop support.

Any help/guidence would be massively appreciated.

regards,
Sombody in the same boat as many others
you need some skills developments for job, it education is basic but skill developments it's not like bsc engr. education. software development, network engineering is better, you can search UK jobs website for jobs , it's easy.
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go to your careers advisor and create an impressive cv and just apply apply apply. practice many interviews. there are plenty of IT jobs out there, I have a 2.2 and managed to get hired 3 months after graduating. i applied to more than 30 heard back from 2 got offered 1
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