When students come to the end of their time at university, many will no doubt be concerned about the task of finding a job and starting their new career.
However, this may not be as difficult as some initially think, as two experts have discussed the opportunities available in the IT sector and offered career advice to people who may be thinking of going down this route.
Laura Lodwick, operations manager at IT consultancy BJSS, claimed the market is starting to improve for graduates - especially as the IT sector does not seem to be experiencing the same levels of unemployment as other industries.
She said technology companies will always be keen to take on people who have a real interest and passion in the area, especially if they are able to communicate their enthusiasm in a tangible way.
Senior developer at BJSS Colin Bateson agreed, stating: "If you are passionate about your job and passionate about your interests, then it is definitely key."
He went on to offer some advice to people who are preparing for a job interview or applying for a new position. According to Mr Bateson, being able to show potential employers examples of placement years or involvement in small-scale projects is "a bonus".
"A good placement year is invaluable really because having that year's experience gives you that cutting edge when it comes to interviews," he stated.
It also helps if candidates are able to show they have a real interest in the company with which they are applying for a position, as it demonstrates they really want to work at that organisation, rather than simply applying for each and every role that comes up.
Similarly, Ms Lodwick highlighted the importance of tailoring a CV to a particular role.
"Also make sure that your covering letter definitely addresses how you meet those requirements," she stated.
Careers adviser and motivational speaker at helpwithredundancy.com Debbie Catt also discussed the importance of writing a good cover letter recently, stating this is an essential part of an application and has to stand out from the crowd to grab the employer's attention.