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Subject:  The GIS Entry Conundrum
Posted by: Vitlin_N
on: Aug 7, 2016 05:18:16 CDT


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Hi all,

I'm posting in regards to the "gap" in the GIS employment market: employers can't seem to find adequate GIS employees, whereas on the other end, recent graduates in GIS compete against each other for the few jobs they are qualified for.

I am one of the recent graduates. I have a Masters of Science in GIS and Remote Sensing, obtained this year.

Junior roles require 2-4 years' industry experience (?how?), which shuts out fresh graduates such as myself, whilst it seems to me that those with 2-4 years' experience are not going to be responding to ads for "juniors" with their corresponding undesirable salaries.

So how am I to find a job? Are employers unwilling to provide any on-the-job training whatsoever? It seems as though this situation is both completely unnecessary, and at this point, unfixable.

Any tips in breaking into the industry would be highly appreciated (except suggesting further study, which I can't afford, and unpaid internships, which I can't afford.)

Thank you!


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you are here The GIS Entry Conundrum Vitlin_N Aug 7, 2016 05:18:16 CDT
    Re:The GIS Entry Conundrum larry Aug 15, 2016 19:00:46 CDT
    Re:The GIS Entry Conundrum Scott Aug 23, 2016 06:26:38 CDT
    Re:The GIS Entry Conundrum Jenn Aug 31, 2016 07:05:33 CDT


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