In this paper we examine through the content analysis of job advertisements the required knowledge, skills and competencies demanded of early career information systems graduates. Jobs appropriate for graduates with three or fewer years in the workforce were investigated. The job advertisement data was gathered in 2006. The analysis showed a wide variety of job titles. There was a high demand for technical knowledge and competencies as well as communication skills. A core cluster of IS knowledge and skills emerged which appear to be in demand across a wide variety of jobs. Issues raised include the role of entry level positions in the preparation of their incumbents for future more senior positions.
Kennan, Mary Anne; Willard, Patricia; Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka; and Wilson, Concepción S., "IS Early Career Job Advertisements: A Content Analysis" (2007). PACIS 2007 Proceedings. 51.