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How do I make the move from university to employment?

I have a Higher National Diploma in computer systems engineering from Greenwich University, and would like a pointer as to what my next step should be. I have completed nine months' work experience in computer refurbishing.

Go into first-line support or seek more qualifications

You are in an enviable position as you could move in a number of directions, depending on what you are looking for long term. With your current qualifications, you could move straight into a first-line support or helpdesk role and gain valuable experience for your next move. Alternatively, if you are set on a development-based career you could enrol on a programming course - C++, Java C# - and then look for a slightly more challenging position as a junior developer or software analyst.

Answer by Edward King, senior consultant at Hudson

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