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bioemerl  ·  1055 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I finally (almost?) got a job!

I heard europe has issues with CS, with high unemployment in the field. I'm hoping I won't encounter the same here in the US.

tvirlip  ·  1055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The company I work for is in Finland. We have multiple positions open, not all of them senior-level -- and we have troubles finding suitable people. We probably will be able to find "Java developer" ones quite easily; positions like ".NET developer" or "iOS/OS X developer" are harder to fill. Well, even "JavaScript, summer trainee" is not that easy.

rjw  ·  1055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Europe varies a lot, by country!

In the UK, there seems to be a shortage of moderately skilled people, but it's still kind of tricky to get a job as a junior developer. I've been looking for about five months.

Germany has a notable shortage of technical workers (der Fachkraftmangel) but some number of those jobs will require you to know German. Spain has ~20% unemployment (even higher among youth). Greece's economy is in the gutter (did you hear the news about the Troika)?

I'm afraid I have no idea about the USA, I guess it depends which area you try to find work in, right? I wish you the best of luck! What sort of area are you interested in?

bioemerl  ·  1055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hoping to end up in some form of Data Science type job myself, but really so long as it involves me programming and getting experience programming, I'm happy.

rjw  ·  1055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nice :D Data Science looks interesting, I definitely want to learn more about it.