Stand-Out Skills for Today’s IT Grads

By Robert Half on April 13, 2017 at 4:54pm


Top tech-related hobbies or activities that increase a new graduate’s appeal to technology employers:

50% Website or app development

24% Video game playing or development

17% Participation in hackathons

15% Raspberry Pi, Arduino or microcomputer project creation

7% Don’t know/no answer

Backgrounds outside of IT that give a candidate for a technology role the greatest competitive advantage:

36% Mathematics

31% Business or marketing

22% Liberal arts

10% Psychology

1% Don’t know/no answer

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 2,500 CIOs in 25 metropolitan areas

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