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Texting and gaming skills not getting grads far

March 5, 2011 by Jake Simms
Posted in: In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views, Tech Trends

Employers are looking at college graduates for spots in their IT departments. They’re not crazy about what they see.

Fact: Just 8% of companies say recent grads are “ready to go,” according to an IBM SHARE user group/Database Trends and Applications survey.

Just under 40% say new hires aren’t prepared for the jobs they’re hired for.

Even so, almost half say they will still hire tech grads with little or no professional experience. But that trend may not continue for long as Chinese, Indian and Korean students widen the tech-learning gap over American college grads.

For the study, click here.

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